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News from Caroline Whyte of Feasta

Feasta, co-founded by our late colleague, Richard Douthwaite, is issuing a podcast series: Bridging the Gaps: Podcasts on ecology, health, energy, well-being . . .

It is co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum. It’s a follow-on to our 2019 series Beyond the Obvious, also done in collaboration with the EHFF.

Feasta plans to upload 10 podcasts in the course of 2020. Topics will include:

• how best to measure well-being
• the politics of land
• wealth distribution
• diversity, both biological and cultural
• blame, shame and compassion
• the role of digital technology in society

…..all in the context of a biosphere which is critically ill and in need of urgent care.

The hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte (right), explore a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. To hear Podcast 1: Living well in the face of climate and ecological crises (January 31 2020) click on this link.

Feasta thanks Laoise Kelly who gave them permission to use her harp music. The piece is ‘Princess Beatrice’ from her Album ‘Just Harp’.

 

 

 

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News from Shaun Chamberlin

shaun 5Shaun has now officially started in his new position as Commissioning Editor for the UK/Europe for Chelsea Green Publishing.

His role is identifying authors and book projects in line with CG’s mission: to reverse the destruction of the natural world by challenging the beliefs and practices that are enabling this destruction, and by providing inspirational and practical alternatives that promote sustainable living.

Speaking as an author, he says that they are ‘comfortably’ the best publishers he’s worked with and looks forward to hearing from any voices/projects that could use a great publisher.

chelsea green logoFounded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing is recognized as a leading publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, publishing authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life, and give readers hands-on information related to organic farming and gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, sustainable business and economics, green building, and more. Website information:

“We lead the industry both in terms of content—foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business—and in terms of environmental practice, printing 95 percent of our books on recycled paper with a minimum 30 percent post-consumer waste and aiming for 100 percent whenever possible. We also print our books in North America, as opposed to overseas like many publishers, with most of our printing partners based in the United States”.

In 2012, Chelsea Green decided to become an employee-owned company, creating an ESOP in which employees control 78% of the company’s privately held stock; the remaining stock is held by the founders.