Category Archives: community

What a Catch!

Last week a few of us helped out at the launch events for Catchbox in Chichester and Brighton. It was great to see so many local residents, fishers, local community and food group members, and journalists/writers come out to support the project. At both events the interest and excitement in making such a scheme work [...]

Which transition for our societies? Creative landscape architects and Japanese gardeners needed!

In early February, I went to an Interdisciplinary Symposium in Belgium.  The overarching theme was ‘Which transition for our societies’ and it attracted international scientists, decision-makers and civil society members alike. Nowadays ‘transition’ has become one of those catch-all concepts, in that it encompasses a range of seemingly divergent visions which share an underlying connection [...]

Video: David Fell speaking at the Abergavenny Food Conference

We’ve recently come across this video of David’s speech at the 5th Annual Abergavenny Food Conference on 16th September, 2011. David spoke on topics including sustainable consumption and shopping behaviours, and explored some of the reasons why gaps between values and action on buying local food exist. Below is the video, courtesy of Miller Research [...]

Prevention at source

The week commencing November 19th is European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR); perhaps not as appealing as London Fashion Week to the masses but worth a tout nonetheless. The aim of this pan-European initiative is “to raise awareness more specifically on the act of preventing the production of waste prior to waste collection.” Promoters claim [...]

FIT to burst

The government announced on Monday that the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) for solar photovoltaics (PV) are to be dramatically reduced, potentially constituting a terrible blow to the UK solar industry, numerous community projects and individuals. Although a consultation on a review of the FITs was announced by government – due to close on 23 December 2011 [...]