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“Is it all worth it? If we do our best to heal the Earth and make our place in her a sustainable one, is there a good chance that we will succeed?…to my mind that’s the wrong question. Even if we could answer it – and we can never know anything about the future for certain, it would beg the question How do I want to live my life? So my answer to the question..is that I want to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem”. Patrick Whitefield ‘Earth Care Manual’ Why Urban permaculture? Our towns and cities are really important in...read more
What next for the environmental movement? While the stakes could not be higher, are green groups in the doldrums; virtually invisible, largely ineffective and mostly ignored by both government and the electorate? Can we move from the defensive to the offensive? Protesting is relatively easy. Building political pressure for a new type of economic order is much harder. Tonight’s panel to discuss where next for the environmental movement are John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, Fiona Ward, who leads the Transition Network’s...read more
Pilar Lopez’s performance about the Spanish Social Revolution of 1936 aims to draw inspiration from these amazing times, sharing the beauty and relevance of those events and making links with the rise of the Indignad@s movement and what’s currently happening in Spain. “Libres” is a historical presentation which includes a concert and a lecture, story-telling and beautiful folk songs written and sung in those days as well as some of Pilar’s own. It brings alive the struggle of the 1930’s freedom fighters with music, images and poetry. More...read more