Transition Tufnell Park [https://transitiontufnellpark.org.uk/] (TTP) do the Big Dig Up! TPP, part of the wider Transition Network [https://www.transitionnetwork.org/], are one of the latest Transition initiatives in London [https://london-transition.org.uk/]. Read more of our posts about Transition [https://uniteddiversity.com/category/transition/] for
by Leo Hickman Tomorrow the Transition Town movement launches a currency designed to boost local trade and bring communities closer together A Brixton market stallholder . . . ‘It’s Monopoly money,’ says one. ‘I won’t be having anything to do with it’. Photograph: Graeme Robertson It has all the makings of
The London Vegan Festival [https://www.vegancampaigns.org.uk/festival/] this year took place in Kensington Town Hall, and was absolutely heaving. Usually, the odds of bumping into another vegan are slightly higher than those of two Esperanto speakers meeting, so hanging out in a hall packed full of them
For centuries, farmers have placed trees among their crops to enhance soil health, raise marketable fruits or nuts, and protect row crops from damaging winds. Yet agroforestry, as the practice is known, is generally considered a rarity among mainstream farmers. New data suggests that more farmers practice agroforestry than previously
This post by Dougald Hine [https://dougald.co.uk/] originally appeared on the Dark Mountain [https://dark-mountain.net/blog/towards-a-dark-mountain-reading-list/https://dark-mountain.net/blog/towards-a-dark-mountain-reading-list/] blog Over the last few weeks, a lot of people have asked us to suggest books which pick up on the themes of this project.
Havana relies on 200 urban farms known as organoponicos The vegetable gardeners of Havana By Sarah Murch BBC Two’s Future of Food August 2009 Climate change, drought, population growth – they could all threaten future food supplies. But global agriculture, with its dependence on fuel and fertilisers is also highly
Image by Mia Overgaard [https://www.miaovergaard.com/] The Camp for Climate Action [https://www.climatecamp.org.uk/] 2009 is almost upon us – now’s the time to gather ourselves and prepare to swoop. Convinced that the response to climate change needs more? Ready to share skills, knowledge and experiences?
[https://www.dark-mountain.net/wordpress/2009/08/18/observations-on-apocalypse/durer/] Today I’m engaging in a long and occasionally heated debate with George Monbiot [https://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/aug/17/environment-climate-change] in the pages of the Guardian about the future of civilisation. And yes, it is
News of the Dark Mountain Project has started to reach civilisation. Few institutions could be more civilised, more wedded to the myth of progress, than the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce – yet its Arts and Ecology editor, William Shaw, is not immune to ‘Uncivilisation’, describing the
The solutions picked by the Guardian and Manchester International Festival’s expert panel as the most promising for tackling global warming The Guardian and Manchester International Festival assembled an expert panel to sift through ideas for tackling climate change from all over the world. Below are the top 20 and
These are my links for April 12th to April 16th: * Design Council | Directory listings | Events and competitions | Design in Alternative Futures [https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/en/Directory-Listings/Events-and-Competitions/Design-in-Alternative-Futures/] – 2009 will be remembered as a year of global economic downturn, but what could this mean for the future of
These are my links for March 14th to March 23rd: * Defra, UK – News – News releases 2009 – Third sector taskforce on climate change and environment launched [https://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2009/090323a.htm] – A new taskforce launched today will help the government and the not-for-profit sector to tackle climate
These are my links for February 22nd to February 23rd: * GOOD.is Transparency – Getting Around [https://awesome.goodmagazine.com/transparency/web/trans0209gettingaround.html] – A nice graphic showing how much energy is needed for various different modes of transport. Cycling comes out best. * Free Wifi in London…Mapped – Londonist: London News,
These are my links for December 9th to January 8th: * Mind42.com – Collaborative mind mapping in your browser [https://mind42.com/] – Mind42.com is a browser based online mind mapping application. With Mind42.com installing mindmapping tools is no longer needed – for a hassle-free mindmapping experience. Just open the browser
The following text [https://www.alternet.org/story/112765/bolivian_president_evo_morales%3A_20_ways_to_save_mother_earth_and_prevent_environmental_disaster/?page=entire] on development in the context of climate change, by Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, contains 20 proposals, three of which are an undisguised call
These are my links for August 26th to August 27th: * Landlords welcome ‘positive squatting’ | Society | The Guardian [https://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/aug/27/housing.communities] – Positive occupation. Squatters often evoke a negative image, but more and more empty properties are being taken over and brought back into