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.
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