People might remember the 2009 film ‘The Age of Stupid’, an independent film which looked at how we were ignoring the signs of the impending climate crisis.
Franny Armstrong, who directed the film, is now making a series of videos in which leading thinkers discuss how we can ‘flip’ from corona virus to climate safety in just a few years.
In the first of these conversations, hear George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas and Faiza Shaheen discuss what is ‘the flip’, what they would like to see flip, how to make good flips stick, what the dangers are and what happens next. About 45 minutes.
Join Head of Horticulture Sally Petitt on a virtual tour through the Gardens at the beginning of April – the first of a series.
You might find this TED talk interesting. Bill Gates talking in 2015. Thanks to Peter B for this link.
Local Futures is the organisation which made the film ‘The Economics of Happiness’ which we showed a few years ago. Their mission is ‘to renew ecological, social and spiritual well-being by promoting a systemic shift towards economic localization.’ It is possible to subscribe to a weekly email with interesting articles, blogs etc
They have recently published several items relating to the coronavirus epidemic. They are quite short, easy to read, and full of good ideas. See for example
5 ways coronavirus could help humanity survive the ecological crisis
Comparative Resilience: 8 Principles for Post-COVID Reconstruction
Denise has shared this link to Hedgehog Street, a website all about hedgehogs and how we can protect/encourage them, and help them to thrive.