Imagine a world where we have broken our ties with fossil fuels… Our towns and cities are awash with innovative practical projects that are rebuilding our relationship with food, energy, transport and buildings, openly supported by the wider economic and political systems. Such innovation has unleashed all kinds of co-benefits, from cleaner air to better diets, more jobs and income arising across the local area.
10 ways we can make the system better for people and planet
How can our economic system be transformed so that it helps us to meet the key challenges of the 21st century?
As the UK General Election moves closer it offers us an important opportunity to think what it might be like to have a political system under which very serious challenges, such as climate change, are given the profile and action they deserve.
“Take one clueless writer keen to join the tiny house movement, add in an eco-friendly course at Machynlleth’s Centre for Alternative technology and the results are … something solid to build on.”
Changing our behaviour is essential for a rapid transition to a zero carbon future, and there are many insights from psychology and behavioural change studies that can be useful in helping make change happen in our homes, communities and places of work.
How would you like to have media and communications systems you could trust to tell the truth about the really important things?
Our values and worldviews are central to how we comprehend the world around us, and how we see our place in it. Understanding how this shapes our attitudes and actions towards nature could be a key part of facilitating the shift to zero carbon.
Would you like to live in a zero carbon future, where a whole new approach to energy has delivered benefits not just for the planet, but also for people and communities?
Rethinking how we access the energy we need is a key challenge as we work to build a zero carbon future. Changing our approach to the production and ownership of energy — who generates it, and who profits — could have many wider benefits, including for people and communities that could benefit financially from local renewable energy projects. Continue reading “10 ways we can reclaim our energy supply”
CAT volunteer EunKyung Shin (pictured, axe in hand) has been helping in our woodlands since the winter. Here she recounts the challenges and joys of getting to grips with woodland management. Continue reading “Join CAT volunteers in our woodlands and gardens”