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Earthborne Rangers: Playing our way to a future that works

Earthborne Rangers: Playing our way to a future that works

What happens if we stop playing games that laud violence and give us brief dopamine hits for acts of destruction, and instead create, play and share games that build regenerative futures that help to rewire our brains and give us a feel for how community works? With Andrew Navarro of Earthborne Games.

Living Well within our Limits: Actions for systemic change

Living Well within our Limits: Actions for systemic change

How do we live well, while staying well within the limits of the global biosphere, the extraordinary living planet that is our home? How can each of us bring the most effective actions to bear to ensure that the new system grows into something health-giving? With Professor Julia Steinberger of the University of Lausanne.

Data is the New Plastic: Ethics, Accuracy and AI

Data is the New Plastic: Ethics, Accuracy and AI

In a world where it takes as much power to post one image on Instagram as it does to make one 330ml plastic bottle… how are we going to turn the massed ships of big business from ‘profit at all costs’ to something actually sustainable? With Dr John Collins of Machine Intelligence Garage and Digital Catapult.

Routes to political and social transformation

Routes to political and social transformation

There was a (brief) moment when Dave Snowden was going to be a Jesuit priest. Instead, he became one of the world’s foremost thinkers, developers and evolutionaries in the field of change creation, complexity science and sense-making.

How the media could reframe our world

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.

Ministry for the Future: exploring the ways through that work

Ministry for the Future: exploring the ways through that work

How can we get from the current edge-of-catastrophe to a world where we have addressed the huge issues of the climate and ecological emergency? Only in fiction can we bring the answers together in a vision of a better world. Author Kim Stanley Robinson talks about his ‘The Ministry for the Future’ – One of Barack Obama’s favourite books of last year.

Be What you Love

Be What you Love

If we are going to meet the challenges of the climate, ecological and cultural crisis, we’re going to have to change the systems that surround us: Education systems, health care systems, food systems, economic systems… ultimately systems of government. How can we do so peacefully and kindly without leaving vast numbers of people in freefall? Dr Anna Birney of the School for System Change talks us through the steps.

Sounds like Magic

Sounds like Magic

How can sound edge us closer to the centre of ourselves, bring us closer into connection with our own authenticity and with the heart of the earth? Caro C has produced the Accidental Gods Podcast since its inception. Here, she talks about the wild magic of sound in all its forms.

How to Save Our Planet

How to Save Our Planet

How did we get here? How bad are things really? Is there still hope? (Yes!) and… crucially – what can we do, individually, collectively, in our businesses, in our governments, around the world, to turn the bus from the edge of the cliff? Professor Mark Maslin is a climate scientist with a mission to explain in clear terms all we need to know. And he does it with panache, enthusiasm and optimism.

The Subtle Shaman

The Subtle Shaman

How does it feel to know we’re really living our purpose? What’s the felt sense inside that tells us to keep going in a particular direction? Or to stop? Radical evolutionary, Chris Taylor explores the pathways to right being that will let us transform what it is to be human.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

How bad are things really? Is it too late to avert the climate and ecological catastrophe? And if not, how do we pull ourselves back from the brink? Exploring answers with Professor Paul Behrens, author of ‘The Best of Times, The Worst of Times’

Fractal Flourishing

Fractal Flourishing

What are we here for? Where does our heritage step into our potential? How can we build a genuinely ecological civilisation that sees people and communities flourish within the means of the living planet? Jeremy Lent, author of ‘The Patterning Instinct’, explores the answers to life’s biggest questions.