How much actual stuff do we have in the world compared to what we need to make the ‘Green Revolution’ happen? And how do we adjust our lives so that we can create the infrastructure we’ll need to take us to a post-carbon future?
Infrastructure & Design
Reasons to be Sheepful: from wedding shawls to burial shrouds
Sheep have had a bad press recently, With Yuli Somme, we bring them back to centre stage, celebrating their place in our living biosphere.
Regenerative by Design
In a world that feels as if all the certainties are breaking down, how can we build the communities of place and of purpose that will give us the resilience to bridge from the old structures to the new? Exploring deeply practical ways to build community with Charlie Fisher.
Flourish: Designing New Paradigms
What will it take to restore balance in our world? How can we repair our devastated environments, and secure future generations’ survival? And what is the key to unlock the mindset shift to enable truly regenerative transformation? With Sarah Ichioka, co-author of ‘Flourish: Design Paradigms for our Planetary Emergency’.
How the media could reframe our world
How do we bring the world’s media on board with the climate and ecological emergency? What would happen if they became the fourth arm of the climate movement? Donnachadh McCarthy, journalist, columnist, author and long term climate activist explains why this is the single most urgent action we can take.
Net Positive: Designing Regenerative Cities
How do we design our built environment to be more than just ‘sustainable’ (doing things slightly less badly) and instead to be genuinely regenerative where all we build and make heals people and the planet? With Prof Janis Birkeland.
We all know that methane is a far more dangerous greenhouse gas than CO2. But what if we could harness it and put it to good use? What if it we could power our cars and heat our homes on waste food? Will Llewellyn of Red Kite Management explains the potential and how to apply it.
Activism by Design
How can we use the leading edge of design thinking to create climate activism that really works? Dave Johnson is a lawyer, teacher, writer and design thinker who is bringing his breadth of understanding to bear on the climate and ecological emergency.
Power to change the world – for good or really, really bad
What is Power? How do we use it: both power over each other, and the power that fuels the world? How could we use it better?
Transport for a flourishing Future: Zero deaths, Zero Emissions, Zero Carbon
As we lurch towards irreversible climate chaos, how can we begin to pull back from the edge? This week, we look specifically at the area of transport: how can we be mobile and yet reach the 3 Zeroes of Death, Emissions and Carbon? What would it mean to live in an area with fair, free, extensive public transport? And how can we make this happen. Our lively, inspiring conversation with Dr John Whitelegg has answers.
Circles of Power
How can we embed circular thinking in our food, energy, water & waste to benefit people and the planet? LEAP Micro Anaerobic Digestion is building the systems in the UK, Nigeria, Malaysia and around the world to create local zero waste cultures that provide food and energy to their communities.
Power to the People
How are we going to create the power that we need in a world where fossil fuel use has to end? How can we end the central control of power and keep safe our data in a world where data-mining is a pernicious – and lucrative – as coal mining? Howard Johns has spent all his professional life finding answers. He shares them here.