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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 »

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 »

The fight for Borneo’s soul

Borneo rain forest. Photo courtesy: Ben Sutherland

by Neo Chai Chin With palm oil companies slashing vast swathes of forest, the Dayaks of West Kalimantan are desperately struggling to save their ancestral lands and way of life On the porch of a wooden house deep in West Kalimantan, a shirtless man sits, staring out at endless rows of palm oil trees surrounding his […]

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Biodiversity,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Lorot Salem: My Mt. Kenya is up in Flames Tororot

Fire in Mt Kenya

Fires are raging across the slopes of Mt. Kenya in Africa, and they may have been set by poachers who target elephants for their ivory tusks, according to the report by Huffington Post on March 20, 2012 . It is a sad event indeed, with the seasonal rains that usually appear this time of year failing […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Biodiversity,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 »

Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living

Vandana Shiva inaugurating Grandmothers University

By Bhavani Prakash Dr Vandana Shiva needs little introduction as a prominent environmental, social justice and anti-GM activist.  In 2010, she received the Sydney Peace Prize and was named by Guardian UK in March 2011 as one of the top 100 women in the world. In the following interview, she explains the work done at […]

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Food,Gardening,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

Why We Need A Law On Ecocide

Eradicating-Ecocide-Cover

Until we have a law to prosecute those who destroy the planet, corporations will never be called to account for their crimes by Polly Higgins Sophie Scholl, a Munich University student, was executed for revealing the truth about the activities of the Nazi authorities; today 20 brave Ratcliffe whistleblowers have been sentenced at Nottingham crown […]

January 7th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,Green Activism,Sustainable Development | Read More »

Whither Go Climate Refugees?

Climate Refugee Photo by DKFonne at Copenhagen

by Bhavani Prakash Millions of people face the risk of being dislocated from their homes due to the effects of climate change. However there is no global framework to handle the humanitarian and political crisis when it explodes. Should UNHCR, UN’s refugee agency expand its definition to include “climate refugees” or do we need an […]

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Carbon Footprint,Climate Change,Green Activism,Sustainable Agriculture/GMO/Organic | Read More »

Matt Harvey: Less is More

Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is a poet, broadcaster, writer and well known stand-up comedy artist in the UK.  He is one of Radio 4′s Saturday Live‘s poets and performs widely in the UK in colleges, literary festivals and events. He’s also the founder of Wondermentalist, a movement which fuses poetry, music and humour.   Matt has graciously allowed […]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Consumerism,Green Activism,Sustainable Development | 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 »

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