Tag Archives: Totnes

The heroism of real ‘direct action’

The voluntary effort of unheralded private individuals is leading our struggle to contain greenhouse emissions. [11 February 2014 | Peter Boyer] A few days ago I got an email about a battle to stop a new coal mine at Maules … Continue reading

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Transition volunteers are moving ahead regardless

Government support for the rebuilding of our communities is inadequate, but the Transition movement is stepping into the breach. [7 February 2012 | Peter Boyer] There are an awful lot of ways we can go about reducing our carbon pollution. … Continue reading

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Communities doing what the politicians cannot

While our political leaders continue to act as if our climate challenge is going to sort itself out, others are taking it more seriously. [31 August 2010 | Peter Boyer] Our headline-hogging, energy-sapping political extravaganza shows no sign of going away. … Continue reading

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