Insights from Paul Kingsnorth Paul Kingsnorth is one of the deeper thinkers in what could be called the broad environmental scene. I’ve been reading his book Confessions of a recovering environmentalist: you can see from the title that he has grave doubts about the green movement and where it’s heading. Before this book, I had … Read more
A case history of the Threshold Centre An ecological footprint is a measure of how much productive land area your lifestyle requires, and how far this is from sustainability. The UK average footprint is between 5 and 8 global hectares per person, based on different experts’ views. This is a story of how simple measures … Read more
Would you agree that for most people, life and work have become a lot more demanding and uncertain in recent years? And is that trend likely to grow in future? If so, what’s the positive response to the challenge? This is what I’m calling super-resilience. Currently, I see many individuals, communities and work teams struggling … Read more
Alan describes how we all need resilience and learning from nature can help us.
Resilient Futures Blo In December 2029, the UK’s National Health Service shut down permanently, without any protest. It had been replaced by the free of charge, private sector National Elf Service, now emulated across the globe. Central to the NES is the personal Elf app which everyone has on their mobile phone. This monitors its … Read more
Future Conversations Train the Trainer Workshop LONDON: January 15-17 Are you working in a community that faces challenges? Want to learn more on how to host conversations to become more resilient for the future together? The changes we’re facing in the next two or three decades are complex, often contradictory, and can feel daunting. … Read more
In hindsight, what could possibly go right? This 2-hour programme from Channel 4 is well worth seeing. Not only will you learn how we all got into the Brexit crisis, it will show you how the present and future game of politics is played. Let’s start with what this tells us about modern politics: There … Read more