Tree planting

“Forest restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one.” (Prof Thomas Ward Crowther – Chief Scientific Advisor to the UN’s Trillion Tree Campaign)  Lisa Barlow from the Severn Rivers Trust has 2,000 trees to plant under the NRW…

pontbren

A farmer-led approach to sustainable land management in the uplands The Pontbren Project is an innovative approach to using woodland management and tree planting to improve the efficiency of upland livestock farming, led by a group of neighbouring farmers in mid-Wales. They went on…

Jem Bendell, deep adaption

Jem Bendell, Professor for Sustainability rose to prominence with his paper Deep Adaption earlier this year. This video catches him in a reflective mood, well worth a listen. He sets a context for his support of XR and gives us lots more to think…

Economic Armageddon

This lecture may appear a bit dry and technical, that’s how finance people speak, but see past that to understand the key themes of what he is saying, this is dynamite. We all know that this is the case, we just probably haven’t fully…

One School One Planet launch

We welcome any support and involvement from teh BRACE group for the launch event for Small and Slow Solutions. We really hope this publication can contribute to accelerating the responses to the climate crisis, the book is especially aimed at 165 years looking at…

Yes it is an emergency!

Is it strong to be calling this an emergency? The question was raised by the Town Council. We discussed this at the BRACE meeting this week and the answer we came back with is yes.. emergency is absolutely the right term as immediate action…

Professor Chris Rhodes Lecture

This 90 minute lecture is excellent I recommend any of you to watch it, its a worthwhile investment of time. I know Chris, he did the PDC in Reading a few years ago, but more importantly he was the youngest person to reach Professor…

Greening the landscape

These pictures below are a little tour of Machynlleth visiting the Gerddi Bro Ddyfi project where a tam of volunteers supported by a core team are gardening the edge of the town and the playing fields for wildlife, diversity and production. There are some…

Regenerative agriculture is the future

Agro- forestry. Basically this is a strategy to integrate the forest back into farming. See Wakelyns research farm below surrounded by mono culture it is interesting to see how it contrasts with its neighbours. Some primary cropland is given over to trees which does…

George Monbiot on why ‘Climate Change Goes Deeper Than Capitalism’

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is one of the foremost progressive political thinkers in Britain today, one who has long put a spotlight on environmental issues, particularly those ignored by the mainstream press. He joins us The Elephant to talk about how the climate change…