Our next Green-Thinkers bookclub will be on 27th March 2014 to discuss ‘The Burning Question’ by Mike Berners-Lee & Duncan Clark. The Burning Question is whether or not it will be possible for the world abandon around four fifths of proven coal, oil, and gas reserves? The book argues that this will be necessary inContinue reading “Next Meeting ‘The Burning Question’ on 27th March 2014”
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My thoughts on ‘What has nature ever done for us’ by Tony Juniper
A group of us braved the floods on 5th December to discuss Tony Juniper’s ‘What has nature ever done for us?’ The following few paragraphs explain what I personally took from the book, and our discussion. I found a kindred spirit in Juniper. I grew up in awe of nature: I have an early memoryContinue reading “My thoughts on ‘What has nature ever done for us’ by Tony Juniper”
Next Meeting: “What has nature ever done for us?” by Tony Juniper
Our next Green-Thinkers bookclub is on 5th December at 6.30pm to discuss Tony Juniper’s “What has nature ever done for us?”. The book is a fantastic insight into our fundamental, but poorly understood, life-support systems; and it is timely for communities, businesses, and governments around the world. We will be asking questions such as: What benefitsContinue reading “Next Meeting: “What has nature ever done for us?” by Tony Juniper”
“Small is Beautiful” – 5th Sept 2013
We enjoyed a lively discussion on 5th September about ‘Small is Beautiful’. Views about the book varied from insightful, spiritual and measured, to angry and contradictory. There was a general view that Schumacher was ahead of his time – writing in 1973 about issues such as economic externalities, ecosystem services, and bio-mimicry (although not necessarilyContinue reading ““Small is Beautiful” – 5th Sept 2013″
Account of discussion on ‘Prosperity without Growth’ by Tim Jackson (6th June 2013)
Our discussion last week on ‘Prosperity without Growth’ by Tim Jackson was both expansive and at times involved, yet it felt a bit like trying to catch a wet frog blindfolded. To some extent this metaphor extends to what many thought of the book, it clearly sets out how the present economic system is unsustainable,Continue reading “Account of discussion on ‘Prosperity without Growth’ by Tim Jackson (6th June 2013)”
Book Review: Ecological Intelligence by Dan Goleman
Review by Kit England When I stumbled across this book I was intrigued. For those not familiar with the Author, Daniel Goleman is a journalist traditionally associated with psychology. He is most commonly known for ‘Emotional Intelligence’, and ‘Working with Emotional Intelligence’ – two books in the early 90’s which provided new perspectives on managementContinue reading “Book Review: Ecological Intelligence by Dan Goleman”
‘Prosperity without Growth’ by Tim Jackson – Bookclub debate on 6th June 2013
Green-Thinkers is reading is the bold and provocative ‘Prosperity without Growth‘ by Tim Jackson this spring. You are invited to our second bookclub that will take place at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ on 6th June 2013 at 6.30pm. To book email email@example.com by 29th May, and pay £5 on the door which includes room hire,Continue reading “‘Prosperity without Growth’ by Tim Jackson – Bookclub debate on 6th June 2013”
Boundaries, Biodiversity, and Beer!
An account of the inaugural Green-Thinkers Bookclub I thoroughly enjoyed our first Green-Thinkers debate and the little grey cells were certainly stimulated. Having selected a contemporary book ‘The God Species’ by Mark Lynas that challenges some ‘scared green cows’ there was plenty to discuss taking us past the official going home time, and then afterwardsContinue reading “Boundaries, Biodiversity, and Beer!”
Invitation to Green-Thinkers Bookclub
‘read, think, challenge, debate, refine, connect, inspire…’ So the world didn’t end in 2012 and we are facing a future of 8 billion people, over 2 degrees of warming, scarcer resources, and fragmented ecosystems. However humans are an ingenious and creative species so individuals, communities, businesses and governments should be capable of tackling these issues headContinue reading “Invitation to Green-Thinkers Bookclub”
Suggestions wanted for books to discuss at Green-Thinkers bookclub?
We are looking for contemporary sustainability books covering a range of topics that would appeal to non-specialists. Topics may include peak food, the fracking debate, population growth, climate change, green cities, sustainable design, and sustainable capitalism. All suggestions welcome.