Tag Archives: sustainability

Manchester – local food economy

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In a previous post I described a project I’m working on with the Transition Network, assessing the potential value of a new (more resilient and sustainable) local economy in Manchester UK. Here’s a presentation on Manchester local food economy it’s based … Continue reading

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Researching value of new local economy

I’m working on a project with Transition Network to assess the potential value of a new (more resilient and sustainable) local economy in Manchester. The research focuses is on local food, retrofit of housing, and renewable energy sectors. We’re gathering … Continue reading

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Greening the arts: from values to actions

This is a full version of the article I’ve written in Arts Professional issue 244. Denial, fear, anger, grief, despair, guilt, smugness, hope.  How are you feeling today? These are some typical responses to the enormity and complexity of the … Continue reading

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A new type of local economy

I’m working on a research project with Transition Network to assess the potential value of a new type of local economy in Manchester (I’ll write more about this soon). Transition is an initiative that supports community-led responses to climate change, peak oil and … Continue reading

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Leadership in the face of global challenges

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Economic instability, climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity are hugely complex global challenges to organisational viability. In the diagram below I show in simplified form how some of these factors interrelate and impact on business. What’s not in the … Continue reading

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Overconsumption: values, needs & connection to nature

Earlier this month I read an article Overcoming overconsumption before it consumes us about a new film Consumed – inside the belly of the beast and it triggered some thoughts I’ve been meaning to write about for some time. The article refers to … Continue reading

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