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Be feral, be Human!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Education, PCN, Self-reliance, Transition | 0 comments

Be feral, be Human!

I have read with interest over the last few months about people attending re-wilding courses here in the UK and in the States. Though I have never attended anything like this in my life, I feel a strong empathy with the need that people have to remove the consumerist and self interested individualist thinking that has been rammed down our throats since the days of the Reagan and Thatcher Governments of the early 1980s. This mindset offers its buyers an ‘I’m above nature’ rational thinking approach that situates them on a pedestal at the...

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Thousands across the UK to learn sustainable skills thanks to success of new scheme

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Education, Permaculture, Transition | 0 comments

Thousands across the UK to learn sustainable skills thanks to success of new scheme

Sustainable skills share scheme Greeniversity is now being launched by groups in more than 25 cities and towns across the UK. Originally started in 2010 in Peterborough, the city aiming to create the UK’s Environment Capital, Greeniversity is now launching UK wide with local groups in Bristol, Cardiff, and Birmingham already being set up. Greeniversity was developed by green charity Peterborough Environment City Trust and thanks to the schemes’ success has now secured funding to enable it to be rolled out across the country. Greeniversity...

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Creative learning for a Permanent culture?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Creative learning for a Permanent culture?

Within learning and education there are various models and pedagogies designed to enhance and bring about a positive learning experience for the student. With a future of profound ecological and economic change developing, we need and educational model that is suited to taking us through these times towards a fairer and more caring world where profit and status have dissolved. As responsible and varing human beings it is our job to ensure that we educate our young so that their learning experience and development are enhanced and perpetuated...

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