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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics

The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics from the University of Gloucester and the International Ecolinguistics Association. The social and ecological issues that humanity currently faces are so severe that they call into question the fundamental stories … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben is wrong: humans and nature are not ‘at war’

Using war as a metaphor to frame a response to something has a long history: we have the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on terror. Now Bill McKibben wishes us to have a war on climate change. Actually … Continue reading

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Psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis – seminar 24 Nov Manchester

I’m presenting some findings from my PhD research at Manchester Metropolitan University on Tues 24th Nov 2015, 2 – 3.30pm, John Dalton East Building Room 423, as part of the Sustainability  and Ethical Enterprise Group meeting series. Following my presentation … Continue reading

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LIke birch or oak? Nature as business model

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Here’s a talk I gave last week at the Small is Beautiful conference for microbusinesses in Glasgow.  As you read, hear the dawn chorus quietly in the background.. Where can we look to for guidance and inspiration in running our … Continue reading

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8 week Mindfulness + nature connection course: starts April 15th

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Feeling stressed, ungrounded, in need of rejuvention? Or just curious… Awaken to the joys of spring! A new 8-week course in Manchester, based at Alexandra Park Whalley Range. 2 hour session each week from 6 – 8pm full day course … Continue reading

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Trapped in techno-scientism: is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city?

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Just published a provocative new article for Platform which is an online portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. I explore this question by beginning at the beginning, with life. But with life comes death, existential … Continue reading

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Empathy, narcissism, existential threat + nature connection: Glasgow Imagination Festival talk

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As part of the 1st Imagination Festival in Glasgow last weekend, co-producer and all round superwoman Roanne Dods invited me to talk at Glad Café. I spoke on nature connection, empathy, narcissism and existential threat. A couple people from the … Continue reading

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