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The anatomy of inaction – what does climate change have to do with collective trauma?

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

What does climate change have to do with collective trauma and how each of us can contribute to healing the climate crisis by doing our own inner work – by becoming aware of frozen places within inhibiting our ability to respond? Our willingness or ability to respond to the urgency of the crisis in which […]

One Sun, one World, One Grid – hurray!

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Possibly one of the most promising commitments to come out of COP26,  the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, is the idea of an international grid of clean energy. Beautifully explained here by William Ury, author of Getting to Yes and several other books. This interview with Ury thanks to the pocketproject.org What happens if […]

Ending the climate crisis in one generation

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Highly recommended reading! Paul Hawken’s book Regeneration, Ending the climate crisis in one generation is an empowering, hopeful and beautiful book offering us sane advice in a world that’s seemingly spinning in the opposite direction. “It’s not game over. It’s game on,” says Paul and his solution is simple: “Stop. Turn around. Go the other […]

Why we need to say no to ocean mining

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

I’m really concerned about the possibility and consequences of allowing deep sea mining of cobalt rich nodules on the ocean floor that are home to numerous species. Scroll down towards end of this interactive guide by the Guardian news. We don’t know enough about this sensitive habitat and the consequences of destroying it. Better venture […]

What can we do to support life on our planet?

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Recently I listened to this fascinating discussion between Dr Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue and the makers of the Octopus Teacher documentary, Craig Foster and Pippa Erlich, co-creators of Sea Change Project, mediated by Will Travis of the Elevation Barn A Discussion with Dr. Sylvia Earle and Craig Foster from My Octopus Teacher 6 minutes […]

Helping through entanglement

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The other day someone shared a powerful exercise in our small sangha that is really so simple but a complete game changer. This is about feeling gratitude on behalf of someone else even if their good fortune doesn’t apply to you and your current circumstances. For example, they get to do a course you wanted […]

storing carbon in the sky – as skyscrapers

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Wooden skyscrapers. I love this idea! Even back in 2013 Michael Green was motivating it Now Tokyo’s bid to build the world’s tallest wood building – but only complete it in 2041! Hopefully other cities are faster! What can we do? – Lobby your local government – Dream up ways to extract and store carbon […]

Re-dreaming the future

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Here’s a bunch of sea daisies for you, a fragile gift of hope from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. I took this close up photograph of living coral last month, near Cairns, after making a special trip out there to go see for myself. (The last time I dived in this region was in New Caledonia […]

Earth Day is every day

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Last Sunday I went to visit Thomas Rippel on the farm where he is learning the craft of turning straw into gold. When I interviewed Thomas a few weeks ago he hold me that the secret to preserving cow manure, and preventing it from rotting, was not to remove any of it from the barn […]

Can cows save the planet?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Normally we think of cows as being the problem rather than the solution. I spoke to innovative Swiss farmer, Thomas Rippel about how cows can help prevent acid rain, reduce global warming and enrich farm soils. read more about this – click here I think Thomas is onto something big. How about you? Here’s the […]

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