One School One Planet Podcast – Episode 4

This week Steve and Jack are back at Cae Bodfach Community Orchard to catch up with conservation educator Dewi Morris and Emyr Jones, leader of the GCSE Land-Based Studies course at Llanfyllin High School. Dewi explains how the community orchard has developed over the last four years and why Afon Cain is so important to…

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“Everything can impact everything…”

The principle that we explored in Week 5 was ‘Systems and Limits,’ as an introduction to systems thinking and specifically the role of feedback. Natural systems function through interacting feedback loops, and there is a lot we could learn from paying attention to this fact. To begin Wednesday’s session we asked students to give us…

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Animism and the Personhood of Ecosystems

“I am convinced that in the somber decades to come, the end of the world ‘as we know it’ is a distinct possibility…when this time comes (it has already come in my opinion) we will have a lot to learn from people whose world has already ended a long time ago – think of the…

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What is Systems Thinking?

The following is a little snippet of something I am working on for the Llanfyllin Transition Project Handbook: When we think about our position in the world, especially in Western societies, we tend to think of ourselves as somehow separate and distinct from nature. We live our lives in a human-made bubble. This idea is…

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