Ecological Sustainability

Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by David Holyoake to “It’s the culture, stupid!”

While not a direct response to Tim’s essay, the following article from David Holyoake, from a new UK arts activist collective, Forever Swarm, explores similar themes from a UK perspective. The article was first published in Voices, Global Call for Climate Action 7 April 2015. Arts and culture – the missing link to winning the climate fight  [...]

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Ecological Sustainability, Responses, Social Justice

Response by Melanie Lowe to “The oldest game in town”

In his essay ‘The Oldest Game in Town’ Senator Scott Ludlam eloquently describes cities as complex systems that are dependent on the natural environment. He argues for the need for systemic change to our cities, re-orienting them towards more environmentally sustainable forms of infrastructure and economic activity. Senator Ludlam points towards the benefits this could have for the liveability of... Read More

by Melanie Lowe , 5 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Featured

It’s the culture, stupid!

Culture is a wonderful word, isn’t it? It’s one of those words which means different things to different people and in different contexts, from opera to the microbes that turn milk into yoghurt. For our purposes, the relevant definition from the Oxford English Dictionary is “[t]he ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”. American artistic activist... Read More

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Ecological Sustainability, Featured, Social Justice, Uncategorised

The Oldest Game In Town

Scott Ludlam explores the current nature of our cities and provides a hopeful outlook for their future in “The oldest game in town”. This essay is the second of a series, the first of which, “Checkmate”, grapples with the implications of a never-ending growth economy. A short introduction from the Editors to “the oldest game in town” can be found... Read More

by Scott Ludlam , 5 years ago


Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice

Editorial: politics and the imagination

Green Agenda is excited to publish Scott Ludlam’s essay “The oldest game in town”. The second in a series of Senator Ludlam’s evocative contemplations of contemporary life, this essay focuses on cities and urban living. [...]

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Ecological Sustainability, Responses

Response by James Clark to ‘What does it mean to change everything?’

In September 2013, Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein stood on stage at a conference of one of Canada’s largest unions to deliver a historic speech. The speech, Why Unions Need to Join the Climate Fight, was a call to action for the union movement to break free of their issue and industry silos and use their size and power... Read More

by James Clark , 5 years ago


Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Featured

What does it mean to “change everything”?

Examining green values in the context of Naomi Klein’s call to action It is the issue that will define a generation. Climate change has been at the forefront of green politics for decades and has over recent years dominated political discourse — making international headlines, toppling world leaders and consuming billions of dollars and huge political capital. Despite all of... Read More

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Culture, Info & Tech, Ecological Sustainability, Economic Justice, Featured, Green Ideas in Action, Participatory Democracy, Peace & Nonviolence, Social Justice

Why Green Agenda?

Welcome to Green Agenda, an online publishing project of the Green Institute, that aims to explore contemporary green politics and philosophy. Green Agenda had its genesis in conversations about the broken state of political debate in this country. There is more, and must be more, to politics and public debate than repeating the ways in which any particular government is bad. When... Read More

by Clare Ozich , 5 years ago