Thoughts

Public Priorities

Treated day in and night out as the consumers we’ve become, we’re all used to deciding what kind of products and experiences we’d like. That should be good practise for a little exercise I want you to do. I think we should all – as citizens – think about the kind of society we’d like. … Continue reading

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Planetary Education
Thoughts

Planetary Education

I often find myself confused as to why on earth more people aren’t freaking out about the contemporary environmental crisis. I assumed it was because most people just don’t care, and I couldn’t get my head around that. Recently, I’ve been coming to the conclusion that actually, it’s more likely to be because most people … Continue reading

Thoughts

The Issue Attention Cycle

While reading Libby Lester’s Media and Environment as research for an essay, I came across a section where she writes about another author’s work which I found very interesting. Published back in 1972, Anthony Down’s book is called Up and Down With Ecology – The Issue Attention Cycle. He theorized that any ecological issue goes through a … Continue reading

Thoughts

Tax It Up?!

Tax. Isn’t that a horrible word? I’m sure it fills you with that indignant feeling – oh great, there the government goes again, taking loads of my hard earned wages to spend on their 5 star holidays and second homes. Great. But what if it could be a solution to the problematic discrepancy between environmental action and the profit-hungry … Continue reading