It’s spring so it must be time for another Spring Series! And we have a excellent line-up for you this time, all under the banner of ‘Nourishing & Flourishing’. Come and hear how local responses to local needs, in NZ and elsewhere, have fostered outstanding examples of stronger, healthier communities. Please feel free to spread far and wide because all these folk have a great story to tell.
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So many good things here. I’d love to see a version specific to NZ though:
Here’s an interesting column written by George Monbiot for The Guardian – http://www.monbiot.com/2014/10/14/falling-apart/
In it he rails against the growing culture of competition and individualism, concluding that the clear social change marking out this time from those that preceded it is isolation and loneliness – an Age of Loneliness. Recent statistics from the UK mark out loneliness as an epidemic among both the young and the elderly. The negative health impacts are staggering, highlighting our inability to cope alone. Continue reading
Break out the board games!
So how did the civil defence challenge go for the Tilley/Tarawa precinct? In ‘intrepid reporter’ spirit, I have the following accounts to share from the frontline (ahem, actually Tina, Jason and Lesley kindly emailed me). Continue reading