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Duane Elgin: Voluntary simplicity for a regenerative future

Duane Elgin

DUANE ELGIN is a visionary writer, speaker, social scientist and educator. Born in the USA, and based in Fairfax, California, he runs an open-source collaborative project called ‘Great Transition Stories‘  which shares narratives from a variety of trusted sources to understand the human journey, and offer hope for pathways into a sustainable future. Duane was described […]

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October 27th, 2013 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Consumerism,Green Activism | Read More »

World Environment Day 2012: Support Project Green Hands

Plant a tree today Project Green Hands WED 2012

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. – Chinese Proverb   By Bhavani Prakash What is this life if full of care, we have no time to plant a single tree? And what better way to express our gratitude to Mother Nature, compensate for […]

June 5th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Action,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Dr Tom Crompton: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Values in Environmental Communication

Tom Crompton

By Bhavani Prakash Dr. Tom Crompton is a Change Strategist at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK, and if you’re intrigued by his job description, suffice it to say he has been involved in some cutting-edge research on going to the heart of what should be the approach of communication campaigns – of environmental […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Climate Change,Climate Change,Communities and Governance,Consumerism,Government Policy,Green Activism | Read More »

Joshua Freedman: Emotional Intelligence for an Empathetic Society

Joshua Freedman

By Bhavani Prakash Joshua Freedman is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the US based non-profit organisation Six Seconds.   Set up in 1997 and now operating in 10 countries with practitioners in around 100 countries, Six Seconds has the mission to spread emotional intelligence far, wide and deep by supporting, “people to create positive change.” EQ( […]

March 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Behaviour Change,Green Activism | Read More »

Climate Change Negotiations: Some Inconvenient Truths

Prof Surya Sethi at ISEAS

By Bhavani Prakash This has been a week of climate pessimism.  First, The Guardian on Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 quoted the International Energy Association (IEA)’s warning that the world is headed for irreversible climate change in only 5 years. The article says: “If the world is to stay below 2C of warming, which scientists regard as […]

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Government Policy,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Have You Thrown Something Away Today?

Photo 1 Image Credit: EarthScholars Research Group

by James H. Wandersee and Renee M. Clary It is considered admirable when people pick-up litter and discard their own trash.  Clean cities and homes are considered progressive and inviting.  We are frequently admonished to “dispose of our trash properly.” Society uses the word trash to include things that are broken, empty, soiled, redundant, outdated, […]

August 8th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Waste Management | Read More »

GOONJ: Not Just A Piece of Cloth

Layers of recycled cloth fillers in GOONJ's sanitary napkin

by Bhavani Prakash India is a land of extreme contrasts. While there are pockets of unimaginable wealth and prosperity due to the rapid economic growth of recent decades, these co-exist with a vast population of poor who can barely feed or clothe themselves, whether in urban slums or in villages. Women are the worst affected […]

May 26th, 2011 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Behaviour Change,Sanitation,Waste Management | Read More »

The Birds are Back: Ecotourism and Conservation in Mangalajodi

Black Tailed Godwits

We feature two articles here, both relating to how bird conservation in a relatively unknown area of Mangalajodi on Chilika lagoon in the Eastern Indian state of Orissa is being enabled through community participation and eco-tourism. Chilika lake, along the Bay of Bengal is India’s largest inland lake and Asia’s largest saltwater lagoon. Though recognised under the […]

August 10th, 2010 | Posted in Animals/Wildlife,Behaviour Change,Green Tourism | Read More »

The Bridge Between Ecological Knowledge and Green Living

Knowledge and action

by James H. Wandersee and Renee M. Clary Guest writers James H.Wandersee and Renee Clary discuss why having a green mentor can make a difference when you’re trying to bring about behaviour change.  And if you can’t find one, well, become one yourself!  You may well be on the way to “sprout” an entire movement! For decades, science educators […]

July 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Green Activism | Read More »

Plant Blindness: What research says

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

by Bhavani Prakash What does “plant blindness” mean? Why are urban people in particular, “plant blind?”  What can be done to get people and children to take notice of the plants around them?   Dr. James H. Wandersee from Louisiana State University was at the Singapore Botanic Gardens recently to give a talk about his decade-long pioneering research […]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Behaviour Change,Biodiversity,Gardening,Green Education | Read More »

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