Category Archives: community

A Matter of fact: Talking truth in a post-truth world. Jess Berentson-Shaw.

I’m reading, absorbing; reflecting on – Jess Berentson-Shaw’s, A Matter of Fact. The book is tiny…. part of the series put out by New Zealand publisher BWB. The series are fascinating monographs by expert’s on their subject. They are like … Continue reading

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Nigel and Bruce: the night-soil collectors

How can I to communicate the choices we have to climate-change-action-skeptics. This blog is practice working towards a story telling approach I would like to use more widely. The year was 1859. The place a poor back street in London. … Continue reading

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He Ara Kotahi: Palmerston North’s new cycle and pedestrian bridge lights up.

He Ara Kotahi has been open for a month now and it is a wonderful asset for Palmerston North. The bridge is a beautiful thing, and useful, bringing the far side of the river into the cities walking and cycling … Continue reading

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Oral History Workshop

I spend Saturday at this workshop. I hoped the workshop would help me find ways to collect stories I can use. But the workshop is about collecting archive quality interviews for future researchers. Certainly an admirable act; however, for each … Continue reading

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Everyone is ignoring the most interesting result from Finland’s basic income experiment | TreeHugger

There is a narrative that if we help people by providing social security benefits; they just become lazy. Is this true? Well, maybe not. The results of a Finnish Study trialing a universal benefit, showed that the recipients found work … Continue reading

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Sciblogs | Seeds of Change

For those who are interested (From my last blog) this is Bronwyn Hayward’s Science blog on Science Blogs New Zealand. Well worth a full read. Bronwyn Hayward The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change deliberately left making decisions about what … Continue reading

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Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The Guardian

This is what hope looks like. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui The best banners and placards from Friday’s student climate change protests across the world Source: Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The … Continue reading

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(1) Climate strike: Students walk out of classes as part of global protest – live | Environment | The Guardian

I am hopeful that finally we will begin change. It’s been years now, telling students we know what we need to do, the barrier is having the political will. These protests give me hope that that time is finally today. … Continue reading

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Can ‘agritecture’ make cities self-sufficient? – in pictures | Cities | The Guardian

Ideas for agriculture in the city. Diversifying the food ways like this will build community and resilience as well as providing food. Have a great day. Roca London Gallery’s latest exhibition explores real-life projects and products helping city buildings grow … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Creative Spark: How imagination made humans exceptional.” Agustin Fuentes. 2018

Book Review: “The Creative Spark: How imagination made humans exceptional.” Agustin Fuentes. 2018 We hear regularly that humans are successful because we compete. Agustin Fuentes disagrees. In his view, humans are successful because we are creative and cooperative. In The … Continue reading

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