Category: Inspiration

Garden clubs show the way

We need to remember that online communities have not yet evolved the well-oiled functioning of local real clubs. This article from Colorado University bring how two things. 1) 146 clubs cannot take the governance of online communities 2) there is a lot of embedded knowledge of how to run local clubs that 146 can build on! https://www.colorado.edu/lab/medlab/2021/01/08/implicit-feudalism-why-online-communities-still-havent-caught-my-mothers-garden-club

Graph shows the magnitude of the scale and speed of defossilization ahead

The brutal logic of a cumulative problem: After 30 years of failure, global CO2 emissions must now get to 0 within 20 years (for global warming of 1.5°C). pic.twitter.com/u4NACjvJxN — Lasse Kummer (@LasseClimate) August 24, 2021 In 10 years, the global climate debate will be completely different from today. Global leaders will either have to admit that global warming will definitely exceed 1.5°C (or already has) or we’ll be able to celebrate a decade of […]

You just need kindness

One of the early applicants for the Water Air Food Award, Incredible Edible edible from Todmorden, UK – has gone on to inspire towns all over the UK to grow food everywhere (even outside the police station!) and just let people come and harvest it! And they have got really good at it! CNN did a lovely piece on them. (You have to watch the advert first) https://edition.cnn.com/videos/foodanddrink/2018/08/06/sharing-food.cnn Incredible Edible shows you how to get […]

Re-thinking the centre of your community

Place: Stockton, UK. Happening: The Stockton vision is to buy up, repurpose, restore and reconfigure the heart of the town, emphasising events, independent enterprise, green space and conviviality. This article from the Guardian gives a lot of new insight into what a community can do. Including refusing to leave the fate of the town up to developers.