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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....read more
A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm. Stanislav Grof I deliberately changed the title of this post from shifts in consciousness to shifts in cautiousness for a good reason. During the last few years I have seen read some incredibly optimistic and potentially life changing stuff about the end of paradigms and the consciousness shift that is occurring all over the globe, and yes...read more
For community self reliance to work properly we need to keep our setups and organizations as open source as possible in terms of passing on knowledge and promoting this path of collectively working together to others who wish to do the same. As I mentioned earlier on, running off to the sticks with a bag money and buying a smallholding is beyond the reach of many, and it also makes sense to help every body to do it as opposed to its previous existence as some niche specialism with alternative culture. Insularity and community self reliance do...read more