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Sustainable Development Network

Thanks Andrea Gewessler for holding the network, we are now seeking a new coordinator.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: May 5, 2016

Our network is for people interested in using organisational development, change and learning to build a sustainable society. Please join in!

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The Work That Reconnects 6 Replies

Started by Penny Walker. Last reply by Diane Kutz Apr 11, 2013.

Going to Copenhagen? Or wish you were? 5 Replies

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Comment by Bruce Cornock Nixon on May 5, 2016 at 13:15

Roger Niven's talk was fascinationg and I was sorry to eave early.

It was so good meeting old friends and making new ones

Comment by Bruce Cornock Nixon on May 5, 2016 at 2:44

My new bookThe 21st Century Revolution – A Call to Greatness The 21st Century Revolution – A Call to Greatness launched in November is proving more successful than A Better World is Possible - it is timely, concise and optimistic see http://www.brucenixon.com/21stCenturyRevolution.html and https://brucenixonblog.wordpress.com/

Hope to see you at AGM today.

Bruce

Comment by Bob MacKenzie on November 21, 2015 at 9:58

Just let me know when you're ready, and we can take iot from there.  OR you're perfectly entitled to post an Invitation yourself on the AMED Events Page. To alert people to this possibility, it sometimes helps to post something as early as possible, even if you include a provisional date.  As yoiu know, the great beauty (and also the sometime scourge) of the internat is that you can change data at will.  It woulod be reallyexciting if you could make this happen, Bruce.  Kind regards.  Bob

Comment by Bruce Cornock Nixon on November 21, 2015 at 9:34

Many thanks - yes, in the New Year after I get back from Hong Kong.

How do I arange it?

Thank you.

Bruce

Comment by Peter Martin on November 21, 2015 at 9:22

Bruce, Bob - I would come to that! With best wishes, Peter Martin

Comment by Bob MacKenzie on November 21, 2015 at 3:54

Many congratulations, Bruce.  A timely publication indeed. 

Would you consider hosting a session of the AMED Sustainable Development network to disucss some of your ideas?  Best wishes.  Bob

Comment by Bruce Cornock Nixon on March 29, 2012 at 5:04

Hi Friends and Colleagues,

A Better World is Possible

Some of you may have seen my e-mail “At Last my new book is out”.  Others may not. The book’s launch in November proved premature. To cut a long story short, the book had to be re-edited. Now it’s back as paperback and E-Book form Amazon via http://www.brucenixon.com/betterworld.htmland http://www.changemakers-books.com/index.php?id=99&p=1320.Reviewed in the Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/1218844/a_better_world_is...

 

You may also be interested in these blogs:  http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/11/04/the-economics-of-wellbeing http://www.compassonline.org.uk/news/item.asp?n=14895

 

As a friend says: 

It's a strange kind of economic system that over consumes natural resources, and yet leaves millions without jobs. A Green New Deal could address both points by putting people back to work fixing the appalling energy and resource inefficiency of our infrastructure. If the financial system deems this impossible, then there is something wrong with the financial system. Tony Greenham nef

 

Any help in telling your friends about it will be much appreciated. Ratings and reviews on Amazon are said to work.

 

Apologies for any cross-postings.

Warm wishes,

Bruce

Comment by Penny Walker on January 19, 2011 at 4:45

SDN is looking for a new coordinator!

Find out more here...sdn%20coordinator%20role.pdf

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Penny

Comment by Bruce Cornock Nixon on October 14, 2010 at 3:48
My New Book is Out
First - apologies if this is not the right place to post my message. I am learning as usual!
Greetings all!
I thought you might like to see my new book, just out on my website, but not in printed book form until next year.
If you like it and think it might do some good, please help by passing the information to friends and colleagues.
Those of you who are interested in what happened at Copenhagen and want to incluence COP16 may find chapter 15 and the last page of the book of special interest.
With best wishes,
Bruce
Here is my message that you may pass on if you wish:
Dear Friends,

New book - A better world is possible – what needs to be done and how we can make happen

I thought you would like to know that my new book is now available on my website http://www.brucenixon.com/ and direct http://www.brucenixon.com/betterworld.html as a free PDF. It will be published by O-Books in about six month’s time. I decided to get it out now as a handbook for people who want to influence the outcome of UN Climate Summit COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico starting 29 November and the critically important decisions of the UK’s new coalition government and governments in other countries. Basically the message is:

We face the biggest challenge in our history. Climate change is just one symptom of our failure to live in harmony with the earth and all life on it, including each other. These 5 big issues are inseparably linked:
• Climate change – possibly out of control and irreversible with only 75 months before we reach a tipping point
• Peak everything – not just Peak Oil
• We are destroying the ecosystem on which all life depends, poisoning the air all creatures breathe, the water of which life is made and the earth
• Poverty and economic injustice
• Violence, war, terrorism and the threat of nuclear annihilation

We need to transform the system. Rather than trying to fix it, we need to bring about whole system change for the benefit all. To achieve this we need to make democracy, from global to local, far more representative and inclusive. Above all we need the hope and inspiration of a great new endeavour combined with practical action. I think many people know that something is deeply wrong and have had enough. They need to know that there are alternatives to an unsustainable, unjust system, fuelled by debt. Alternatives that focus on the wellbeing of all are offered in A better world is possible.

If you like what you read and believe getting the book to as many people as possible could make a difference, please help spread it about - through your networks, campaigning organisations you support, newsletters, websites, social networks or in any way you think of. Tell me if you have time to pass it on please. Doing so could help create an even bigger momentum for change.

Best wishes and thanks,
Bruce
Comment by Caroline Rennie on March 9, 2010 at 4:51
Love Richard Nugent's answer! It takes a peculiar distance from common sense to set up a society that so systematically violates the rules of nature.

And love the thinking shift proposed by Andy that the focus be on top line, not (just) bottom line. In fact, if many CEOs were just to ask - "How can we make sustainability profitable" instead of "prove to me Sustainability won't lose me money" we would have an enormous unleashing of ideas that would help move our current system in more sustainable directions.
 

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