“Don’t Even Think About It” – Questions

Our next meeting is this Thursday (2nd March) to discuss “Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change” by George Marshall. In order to whet your appetite, or in case you can’t make it to the meeting, these are a few of the questions we will discuss: What do […]

Sustainable Energy – Newcastle Meeting Discussion (Jan 2016)

Green Thinkers Newcastle convened for the first meeting of 2016 in a new venue, and with some new members attending. The meeting was chaired by Marek who led an engaging and fascinating discussion exploring some key questions prompted by the text (Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air). The overriding view expressed was that the book […]

Sustainable Cities – Newcastle Meeting Discussion (May 2015)

Green Thinkers met for the second discussion of 2015 at a new venue of Newcastle’s Jazz Cafe. Once again, the group of 10 got their teeth well into the topic. The meeting opened with initial comments on the theme from members, with including recalling that Newcastle was voted the UK’s most sustainable city two years in a […]

Sustainable Cities: 21st May 2015

I am excited about our next Green-Thinkers discussion on 21st May 2015: Sustainable Cities (see booking details below*). It is a topic that directly affects us all in our day to day lives – whether that is in Sunderland, Newcastle or elsewhere. In the UK most cities have recently put forward transformational housing development plans to meet projected population growth targets, […]

How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place? (Green Thinkers – 13th Nov 2014)

This month we are going all out to avoid confirmation bias, and reading the newly released 2nd edition of “How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place” by Bjorn Lomborg. No doubt a worthy question to ask, but will you agree with Lomborg’s analysis? If not, come and tell us how […]

‘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 marek@green-thinkers.org by 29th May, and pay £5 on the door which includes room hire, […]

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 afterwards […]

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 head […]