February 22, 2017

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New edition of «The Way – An Ecological Worldview» by Edward Goldsmith

The Way - An Ecological Worldview

Below you will find links to information about the Special (3rd) Edition of The Way – An Ecological Worldview by Edward Goldsmith, 2009/14. Why high-technology can’t save the world . . . Published 8th November 2014 (ISBN 9780957631502) by Veltune Publishing Ltd. The new edition of The Way Notes about the new edition Some quotes […]

Chile’s large dam projects

Patagonia

International Rivers explains the problems associated with a series of large dams planned on Chile’s Pascua and Baker Rivers. Chile recently approved the building of a series of large dam complexes on the Pascua and Baker Rivers amidst one of the last remaining pristine wildernesses on Earth. Further permission for a 1900 kilometer transmission line […]

Ethiopia’s large dam projects

Kara boy in the Omo valley (photo by Daniel Sullivan)

If completed, the Gilgel Gibe series of dams on Ethiopia’s Omo River will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric installation. Planned to comprise a series of 5 cascading hydro-dams, the World Bank has provoked controversy by providing the credit to build a thousand kilometer transmission line from the dams to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. This latest decision […]

The Promethean Enterprise

RapNews

RapNews bring us their latest musings on what it’s all about (above); in particular: Man’s quest for ultimate knowledge. But is this the kind of knowledge that we really need? Edward Goldsmith suggests not, and shows how Science has become a kind of quasi-religious cult, misdirecting our attentions away from the knowledge and wisdom that […]

The Prince of Wales’s message for Rio+20

RIO+20

The Prince of Wales addresses the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week. In his address, The Prince of Wales argues for an integrated multidisciplinary approach towards our understanding of the current global crises and in our implementation of possible solutions for them (click the […]

Seeds of Freedom (2012)

Seeds of Freedom

Seeds of Freedom charts the story of seeds from their root at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity used to monopolise the global food system. The film highlights the extent to which the industrial agricultural system, and genetically modified seeds (GMO) in particular, has […]

New gate commemorates Teddy Goldsmith and The Way

The Way Gate - Richmond Park

Tercentenary gates unveiled at Richmond Park Richmond Park has unveiled a new set of gates—the St Paul’s Cathedral tercentenary gates—which take pride of place at the entrance to Sidmouth Woods and frame the park’s famous view across the capital. The two words on the gate—The Way—is an epitaph to Edward Goldsmith, author of the book […]

The Post Industrial Age

"An Epoch of Rest" plate from the Kelmscott Press edition of "News From Nowhere" by William Morris

In the early years of its publication, The Ecologist came with the subtitle “Journal of the Post Industrial Age”. Its message—that society needed to begin voluntarily de-industrialising if it was to avoid global catastrophe in the century ahead, a disaster that would mean de-industrial­isation by default—with all the suffering that would entail. The seminal Blueprint […]

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