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Water Commons Thinkery report

Jun 27, 2017 No Comments by
Mark Garavan reports that this event in Cork on June 23, which featured Roisin O'Gorman, Miriam Planas, Marco Iob and Chas Jewett, was "a genuinely inspiring and hopeful experience. "
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Journey to Earthland: review by Mark Garavan

Feb 18, 2017 Comments Off on Journey to Earthland: review by Mark Garavan by
This book by Paul Raskin constructs a possible future world scenario not so much as a prediction but as a map which we can use if we can mobilise collectively into a common movement which leads the human community forward. Perhaps, as Raskin suggests, it is only now – when finally everything is at stake – that progressive forces can finally mobilise on the scale needed. Meanwhile, the planet itself is moving and becoming active whether we respond or not.
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Lean Logic and Surviving the Future: Reviews by Mark Garavan

Jan 14, 2017 Comments Off on Lean Logic and Surviving the Future: Reviews by Mark Garavan by
Mark Garavan writes "these two books offer a wonderful summation and presentation of [Davd] Fleming’s life work. He is always stimulating and always provocative," and that the books "provide us with a vision of a world coming into being."
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Living in the anthropocene – a frame for new activism

Oct 26, 2015 Comments Off on Living in the anthropocene – a frame for new activism by
Mark Garavan writes "we have emerged from the geological epoch of the Holocene into a new epoch designated as the Anthropocene. This notion of the Anthropocene refers to a profound realisation that human aggregate activity is now the single most decisive force shaping the planet."
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The psychological dimension to sustainability

Nov 26, 2014 Comments Off on The psychological dimension to sustainability by
Mark Garavan explains why sustainability must include not only the social, political, economic and ecological but also the psychological. The new language and praxis of a sustainable politics must include care and well-being – focusing on the welfare of all of us.
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