Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly focus on families, community engagement or environmental sustainability, but not necessarily.

An unnatural disaster by Shradha Ghale via Kantipur – some reflections on the link between poverty and the terrible earthquakes in Nepal

Asset-Based Community Development: Focusing on what matters by Cormac Russell via from Nurture Development – ABCD, neoliberalism, globalisation & consumerism

Fiona Ward on transforming ourselves and our local economies from the inside out via the Transition Network – “The purpose of our local economy is to maximise the wellbeing of our entire community, and to do this in a way that uses and distributes resources fairly, and respects natural limits”

Consumed: why more stuff does not mean more happiness by Judith Stark via The Conversation – “Consumption. By a strange shift of meaning, this 19th-century word describing a serious and often fatal disease is the same word used now for a way of life focused on material goods”

Adapt now to prevent poor health from climate change from The Conversation – a summary of a new report from the Australian Academy of Science

Beekeepers see 42% of US honeybee colonies die off in a single year from The Guardian – for the first time there have been more bees dying in summer than winter

One from the vaults

Making one piece of cling wrap last – Mum’s first experience of cling wrap; in memory of my mother who died three years ago this week.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. In Transition 2.0
  3. Straight to the pool room!
  4. Consumption and the Transition movement

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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