Category Archives: environment

You are powerful

I read in a newspaper recently that the UK government is committing to spend another 160 billion pounds on military hardware, machinery for wars and death. This provoked me to write about a few things regarding our relationship to our … Continue reading

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Village

A few days ago I spent the whole day in what will become my local village. Since 2006 there has been a  project ongoing here, called Centro de Convergência (Convergence Centre), initiated by GAIA a portuguese environmental NGO. They describe … Continue reading

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Land

At last I have taken the big leap and made an offer to buy some land. 34 hectares in the hills of rural south-west Portugal. There is an abandoned orchard and vegetable garden in the main valley, lots of cork … Continue reading

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Onward into 2012, my plans for community

After a long break I am excited to be back here on my blog and posting again…. Over the past 6 months I have been looking at moving to Portugal, and have spent a couple of months there. I wish … Continue reading

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A search engine that saves rainforest

I’ve been using Ecosia for a little while and it works well. They give 80% of advertising profit to save Amazon rainforest. This sounds like a good thing in itself, but what is even more interesting is how it might … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Economics

Whilst browsing through a newspaper the other day, looking for something interesting amidst the political drama and social gloom, I was excited to discover a double page spread on the TEEB report. TEEB stands for The Economics of Ecosystems and … Continue reading

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A ramble about the bramble

My blog has fallen into a long sleep over the summer. There are a few posts cooking that I have started, but the energy to finish them has not yet arrived. So I am changing my strategy and am going … Continue reading

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Amazonian Oil Exploitation – update

This seems to be good news….. I wrote about this initiative in my earlier post on this subject, and it seemed back then that it had ground to a halt. So I am happy to see that it is moving … Continue reading

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Oil Spill

I believe that any event or experience has many potential meanings, nothing is intrinsically good or bad. I also sense an infinite number of possible timelines leading from each moment, and that my interpretation and response to whatever that moment … Continue reading

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Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller is one of my design heroes, and a true visionary with the guiding principle… “to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.” … Continue reading

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