Small and Slow Solutions

slow and slow solutions is a teaching resource for secondary schools, using cross curricular themes to understand the process of change and how to initiate your own changes
Coming soon, tackling the climate crisis with permaculture design

It has taken our team three years to complete this text book. We have been working with our local high school and across our whole community to investigate how we can raise this essential issue in a meaningful and constructive way.

Permaculture gives us the statment, ‘the problem is the solution’ recognising that a problem is the inverse of its solution, problems are not unrelated but directly connected to their solution. Further more simply presenting dire predictions of a problem so huge humanity cannot face it achieves nothing but either continued denial or all out nihilism. Permaculture is a design process that is inclusive, works out from one’s own experience and helps build a co-ordinated and unified response.

The 1975 ft Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg began her activism at 15, starting alone yet within months creating a world wide movement. We take our inspiration from her work, we challenge everyone who cares to set in motion their small and slow solution and lets see how it builds and where it takes us.

Roger Hallam talking recently on the power of civil disobedience
There is precedence for change by mass action

Climate emergency – unveiling next steps of our response

Climate change, the science

In year one of the One School One Planet we screened this video at the school, as a baseline for understanding of climate science. Chaired by HRH Charles, introduced by David Attenborough and presented by Professor Johan Rokstrom it is an

‘invitation on a transformational journey’  Professor Johan Rokstrom

We have also invited our community to watch the ‘Overview Effect’ which documents the impact of viewing the Earth from space has had on many of the astronauts and space shuttle crew who have been in orbit.

Some Key Quotes from those who have viewed Earth from space

It is not just fixing an economic or a political system, but it our whole world view, our basic understanding of who we are that is at stake

A part of that is to come up with a new picture, a new story, a new way to approach this and to shift our behavior in a way that it leads to sustainable way instead of a destructive approach. Right now that seems very difficult to see how it is going to be, but we are going to have to work on it.

An a grand scale we are all basically living in this ecosystem called earth and everything that you do on side of the ecosystem affects the other side and that is a new way of living for most of humanity

Emergency is not too strong a word

Sadiq Khan has moved targets forward by 20 years to bring London to carbon neutral status by 2030 instead of 80%b reductions by 2050 as previously targeted

Link to the presentation we will be discussing and answering questions about on Thursday 20th Dec at the Cross Keys Llanfyllin high street

One School One Planet – Keys presentation 001

One School One Planet is a Sector39 led project over three years to find ways to link school curriculum, climate action and community development together, using permaculture. We feel you cant teaching about climate change and ecological problems without also responding to them. Showing how to respond the problem, whilst also exploring the nature of the problem itself.

Greta Thunberg COP24 from David Fopp on Vimeo.

Everyone should hear Greta thunberg’s speech at COP24.