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Richard Louv writes …

ON THE RIVER: The Restorative Power of Nature in Difficult Times This essay was published last year, but in these weeks it may be timely again. Have a great holiday. On the banks of Owens River, my younger son, Matthew, then 23, and I were trying to cure our nature-deficit disorder.  That day, we staggered across the…

Global Learning update

Here are some highlights from Think Global’s recent activities: 1 – Speaker tour schedule is filling up As mentioned in our last newsletter, between 26 February and 3 March we are organising a ‘social and solidarity economy’ speaker tour to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight 2017. Working with our partners at Zaytoun, we’ve had a great response and the…

Mini Waste Warrior

Jungle Creations is producing a mini-documentary sponsored by Iceland about the current food waste epidemic. Each year around 50% of all food produced in the world gets thrown away, costing the global economy $1 trillion and individual families £700.  The film will follow a passionate child as they learn more about the food waste problem and…

Plastics update from Davos

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation says: More than 40 industry leaders have endorsed a new action plan to tackle global plastics issues, and have begun working together to create a more effective global system for plastics.  The plan, laid out in The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing action, which was launched today by the World Economic Forum and the…