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Mr Cameron...you are a dangerous fool

I have a confession to make. I actually held a fairly long-standing belief that David Cameron was a good natured person with good intentions who was probably quite already, even if hamstrung (ha ha) by some pretty terrible old right-wing farts who would make an change difficult. Today, I doubt that. I have had a creeping […]

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Thanks, but no thanks, Amber Rudd

Thanks, but no thanks, Amber Rudd! Recent Community Energy successes show people power in action Note: I have recently been helping promote several community share offers, for Avalon (ACE) and Exeter Community Energy (ECOE). Both were very successful with ECOE raising £390,000 in under 3 weeks! It has been only a matter of weeks since […]

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Transition Network Conference Summary

I have just had the honour of Project Managing this year’s Transition Network International Conference. Transition Network is the charity behind the world renowned ‘Transition Towns’ Movement, a movement that begin in 2005 in Totnes in the UK and has since encircled the globe with over 1400 known initiatives and a network of nearly 30 National […]

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Why vote Green in 2015?

Blog April 6, 15 Why vote Green? What does a vote for the Green Party mean in this coming election? Why would you use your vote on a small, relatively inexperienced and unpolished party such as the Greens? Wouldn’t it be better to vote for the lesser of two evils and concentrate on keeping the […]

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Community Engagement for Community Energy

Today I have started in a new role as Community Engagement Project Officer for Avalon Community Energy Cooperative – quite a mouthful, I know! Thankfully, the Cooperative are also known as ACE, which makes this blog a lot easier to write from this point forward! My role is to support the development of ACE through […]

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Community Liaison at Festivals

This blog article was first written for RHEnvironmental’s Licensing Forum. RHEnvironmental are one of the UKs leading bodies for regulatory information, including that around Premises Licenses. I wrote a guest blog for several months in 2013. This was first published on the forum in April 2013. The Importance of Community Liaison in a Premises License […]

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Festivals in Transition Article: May 2011

This article appeared on the website of Virtual Festivals in May 2011: Festivals in Transition By Daniel Hurring The principles of Transition are laid down by Rob Hopkins, the founder. A Transition Initiative is a community working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this question: “For all […]

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Stir Article: Festivals as Micro-Communities

Written in February 2014 for Stir to Action Magazine At festivals you’ll often overhear someone wistfully commenting word to the effect of, ‘I wish life could always be like this…’ But one of the hard facts of festival life is that it can’t. Festivals, by their nature, are temporary communities and ephemeral in nature. On […]

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The 3 Red Knights

Written in December 2008 for my two children (at the time) Nazca and Ben…   THE RED KNIGHTS OF THE FOREST GO ON A JOURNEY TO MEET ASLAN AND HAVE A FINE ADVENTURE BY DANIEL HURRING IN HONOUR OF BENEDICT AND NAZCA LORDS OF HOUSE AND GARDEN KINGS OF THE SKY   ONCE UPON A […]

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