Sustainable Living

Changing how I see the world

Synchronicity Earth Trustee Catherine Bryan describes how her perception of the world around her has shifted since she moved into the environmental sector eight years ago, and explores the capacity we all have to help bring about positive change for nature. Giving nature space Writing during this summer’s unprecedented heat [...]

By |2022-11-28T14:24:19+00:00November 28th, 2022|Environment, Philanthropy, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on Changing how I see the world

What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

One of the most common questions asked of environmentalists is ‘What can I do?’. The answer is different for every individual, but a new framework released in a study today is the ‘Mitigation and Conservation Hierarchy’, or ‘Four Steps for the Earth’. Two of the authors of this study, Hollie Booth (DPhil researcher at [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:38:11+00:00January 21st, 2021|Conservation, Environment, More than Carbon, Nature, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on What can I do for nature? Four Steps for the Earth

A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?

For International Youth Day, work experience student George Yardley writes about the label of 'environmentalist' in the 21st century: what it is perceived to be and what it should be.  When I think of a 21st century environmentalist what comes to mind is an extremist - someone who doesn’t drive, doesn’t fly, doesn’t use plastic, [...]

By |2019-08-12T12:29:47+00:00August 12th, 2019|Culture, Environment, Essay, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on A teenager’s perspective: What is a 21st century environmentalist?

Coming up in our Fabric of Life fashion series…

FABRICS FOR A FLOURISHING FUTURE: How next-gen technologies and innovative textiles are disrupting the damaging environmental impact of the fashion supply chain. 24 January – Future Fabrics Expo: Victoria House Basement | 6pm Expo after hours, 7pm panel Explore textiles with a lower environmental footprint and innovative sustainable fabrics that are changing the way fashion impacts the natural world. Series [...]

By |2020-03-19T08:05:22+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Biodiversity, Deeper Thinking, Events, Fashion, Philanthropy, Sustainable Living|Comments Off on Coming up in our Fabric of Life fashion series…

Human Nature: Thinking about culture, values and the environment

The Role of Culture in Getting Us Into, and Out of, the Environmental Crisis We Face The first event in the Synchronicity Earth Deeper Thinking Series was so popular, we had to find a bigger venue. This was enormously encouraging, suggesting to us that our (small) community is ready to dig deep. [...]

By |2018-07-12T14:53:48+00:00July 10th, 2018|Deeper Thinking, Events, In-Depth, People and Wildlife, Sustainable Living, Synchronicity Earth Events|Comments Off on Human Nature: Thinking about culture, values and the environment

False Solutions? 3 Ways To Evaluate Grand Climate Proposals

This article first appeared in Patterns of Meaning on the 22nd March 2016. Jeremy Lent is an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. His science fiction novel about genetic engineering, Requiem of the Human Soul, was published in 2009. His recent work, The [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:39:28+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Climate, In-Depth, Sustainable Living, Threats|0 Comments