Tag Archives: Social change

Congratulations to Lock the Gate!

AGL, an Australian gas and electricity company, recently announced that it was abandoning a controversial coal seam project in Gloucester (just north of Newcastle). The Gloucester Gas Project had plans for over 300 gas wells and was facing fierce opposition. … Continue reading

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Earth Hour 2016

With 2015 being the hottest year on record (by a large margin) and too little being done to address climate change, activities like Earth Hour continue to be very important. Clearly Earth Hour isn’t going to solve climate change – … Continue reading

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The Sydney People’s Climate March

Yesterday my family and I joined around 45,000 people at the Sydney People’s Climate March. We travelled down from Newcastle with some of our friends from Transition Newcastle and another 100 or so other people going to the rally. It … Continue reading

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Social change and strengths-based approaches

In 2009, after both my daughters had started school, I was ready to become involved in social change groups again. A few years earlier I had become immersed in strengths-based approaches to working with communities and wanted to explore this … Continue reading

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Can Ride to Work Day really make a difference?

Today is National Ride to Work Day in Australia. I sometimes wonder how much difference these types of events make, but there were definitely more bikes at work today. Very rarely have I seen more than one or two bikes … Continue reading

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Strengths-based approaches to social change

I’ve just had an article published in openDemocracy under the Transformation theme. Called “If you care about changing society, focus on strengths” it discusses the relationship between strengths-based approaches and social change, using the Transition movement as an example.  In it … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

This weeks’ weekend reading including articles on evidence-based practice, racism, social-status, gender bias and blogging. Evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence: What does it all mean? From the Centre for Community Child Health – the value of incorporating practice based evidence … Continue reading

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How (and why) I joined the Transition movement

When my daughter Jasmine was born in 2000, I decided to make fathering a priority and something had to go. Not only did I spend less time on my PhD, but I also stopped being actively involved in social change … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

A useful reminder! If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at: Past Saturday Quotes The paradox of inconsequence Parenting for a better world What are complex … Continue reading

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Saturday quote

We need more of this attitude. If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at: Past Saturday Quotes The paradox of inconsequence What are complex problems? The … Continue reading

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