Resources that you might find interesting
Why there's much more to climate action from Kris a neuroscientist I've been working with looking a behavioural change in respect of carbon literacy (currently in content/information delivery mode). https://tedxlondon.com/podcasts/why-theres-much-more-to-climate-action-than-reducing-your-carbon-footprint/
I've been building a Padlet around useful Climate/Carbon Footprint materials/links for the past year or so... whilst I was being certified in the Carbon Literacy Programme and later thinking about how we could create a more behavioural change focussed engaging programme (instead of being based on mainly content). The link is here should you wish to have a look: https://padlet.com/carolyndare/CarbonLiteracySomerset
More from Kris on polarisation and entrenched views, how our actions can change our beliefs and what's happening in our brain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8O4AwNecBU (he also has a documentary on the same subject).
Interesting view on a People's Assembly. https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2021/9/27/what-went-wrong-with-the-french-climate-convention (edited)
These are links to 2 Map programs TTP is using to show our national community and how it is connected. The first is geographical and may be useful to use in your own area to list local goings-on, and the second is more of a mind map showcasing what everyone in the TTP is getting up to.https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1Q7YjzJ3sikRmavUVnfKV2g7Vf1UpU0eM&ll=52.635975125478915%2C-1.1311002315392238&z=12https://www.trustthepeople.earth/collaboration
This is from Jane (Devon Doughnut) There was quite a bit of interest in our work to create the UK's first River Charter, and, more generally, the concept of rights for nature. I forgot to mention that a well-balanced piece that was published recently in the Telegraph Magazine that positions our work as potentially solutionary...Bioregional Learning Centre:bioregion.org.ukBLC River Charter:https://bioregion.org.uk/project/river-charter-for-the-dart-at-dartington/Devon Doughnut Collective:devondoughnut.org'The battle for our rivers' article in the Telegraph Magazine:https://bioregion.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/BLC_Rivers_Telegraph.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoxRudSStd8 A presentation from Indra Adnan (from 45 mins) and Aneira from around 55 mins.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d707itrdY3g This might be of interest to those setting up new organisations. I worked with Graham for many years and we tried various organisational structures in companies we set up. I had a chat with Gareth and Daneel www.solve.earth a while ago, who are part of Grahams 'Rebuild' network and have set up a Fair Share Commons organisation in the UK. They also recently presented to the CEC network.
A great session with Climate Psychology Alliance and the CEC network on how to run Climate Cafes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf1DtZuwlAY&t=614s
If you're interested in learning more about CEC's this was a fabulous live streamed event with a group of CEC's across Surrey with Councillors and other local stakeholders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWXmRqUBRno
We ran a biochar workshop at our Blackdown Hills Eco Hub (land CEC) a few weeks ago and have linked up with Plymouth University (Low Carbon Devon) researchers, a building company who is trialling the installation of thermal green walls, farmers, rewilding projects, local gardeners, Eden Project course graduates in environmental/ecosystem and my friend whose land we're using for the Eco Hub has a plant nursery. It was amazing seeing it all come together and the massive potential for the biochar we're making, across so many different contexts. The initial results from the thermal green walls with biochar added are encouraging, it seems to increase the thermal capacity. The thermal walls are equivalent to cavity insulation and of course provide so many more benefits than just insulation!! Over the coming months researchers are going to be looking at the root structures, biochar supports healthier plants grown, sequesters carbon, great habitat for microbes and releases minerals slowly to plants over time, as well as which plants having the highest thermal capacity, carbon capture and health over a long time period in the wall pouches (also looking at pots, trays in the nursery). The rewilding project will use biochar to absorb pollutants from road run off. A farmer will start a small trial using biochar with slurry (it absorbs nitrates, phosphates) can also be used in feed to reduce methane, or bedding and then used back on the fields reducing need for fertiliser and over time as it is absorbed into the soil should prevent run-off and sequester more carbon etc.
By making biochar from brash which local farmers / landowners burn in open fields when managing hedgerows we're putting to use a rich resource. Now back to attempting to get some funding (nightmare application form 26 pages so far!), so that we can increase our production and support more projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJCry5Cz5Os&t=31s Gareth and Daneel on Fair Share Commons and Eco Entrepreneurs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C85RGp1l2vc&t=314s Community Led Climate Adaptation - Becs Talks to Climate Emergency Centre Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FmWiayXadk HEART Community Group on 13th April 2022, this inspiring conversation explored what Climate Emergency Centres are, and the benefits they bring for local resilient communities. We were also joined by Ben McCallan, who started Zero Carbon Guildford, and gave us a tour!
The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks https://youtu.be/iB4MS1hsWXU
Rivercide: https://youtu.be/5ID0VAUNANARivercide - George Monbiot
https://www.stopecocide.earth/ Activating a law to protect the earth
Ecocide is a word to describe what is happening to our planet; the mass damage and destruction of the natural living world. It literally means “killing one’s home”. And right now, in most of the world, no-one is held responsible.
It’s time to change the rules. It’s time to protect our home.
A couple of videos from Rachel (Otto Scharmer) one is an Ode to Nora Bateson https://vimeo.com/584274053 we're both connected with Campus Co-Evolve https://campus-coevolve.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9GP_88_F18 Visual Practice for Theory U
Louise Cooke from Sharewear will join us for our Projects Week (Thursday 16th June) and is also organising from 6th to 12th June their 5th #ClothingPovertyAwarenessWeek.
This is a national week focusing attention on the under-reported issue of clothing poverty. Wherever you are in the country, we're asking all of our supporters, clothes donors, volunteers, referring and outreach organisations to take part on social media. Everyone should have equal access to their #RightToClothing. It's easy to join in. All the resources are here. https://sharewearclothingscheme.org/clothing-poverty-awareness-week-2022/
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