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The World as we choose to see it

Note: This is my first published blog in 4 years. It is a train of thought, written in one burst as an act of mental exercising, rather than a researched and considered piece of writing then edited carefully to ensure it’s congruent and well thought out. The opinions contained are only my own, informed and […]

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Off-Grid Festival 2016 Crowdfunder

OFF GRID FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2016 We’re super-excited to announce that, subject to a successful Crowdfunder campaign, Off-Grid Festival will be returning in 2016 with an all new event. The festival will take place from August 11th to 14th at the new Biophilia Project on Goffin Land near Exeter, Devon with a limited capacity […]

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David Cameron...really???

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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Stepping into my Power

STEPPING INTO MY POWER I am now putting myself ‘officially’ forward as a Project Consultant. After years of providing free advice to a whole host of worthwhile projects and wonderful people, I thought it about time I made the most of my natural gifts to create a business that will allow me to share my […]

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Transitions Gathering...

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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Sunrise's Permaculture Principles

This article was first written for ‘Rising’ Magazine in 2011. Sunrise’s Permaculture Principles Does Sunrise walk its talk when it comes to its environmental and social record? How closely does the festival follow the guidelines of permaculture? And what exactly is permaculture anyway? Organiser Dan Hurring reports. Permaculture is a word bandied around a lot […]

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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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