Future Conversations: Blogs

  • Testing new ground: Climate conversations with ESOL learners

    November 20, 2019 by

    And after several meetings, discussions, revisions and delivering train the trainer training, finally the day had come.   I had not idea about what might happen in the slightest, yet I remained excited about what could be. As I arrived in the meeting room at High Trees Community Development Trust I was greeted by a lovely… Read more

  • The fruits of our first harvest

    November 4, 2019 by

    We feel things are changing faster than usual, both outside in the beautiful world, and inside ourselves and our communities. What a year ago would have looked impossible  is happening right now. Awareness of the impact of plastic and fossil fuels is no longer a well kept secret. We have the information; we have the… Read more

  • Small steps, big changes

    June 20, 2019 by

    When we open ourselves to the world we start acknowledging the possibilities and abundance that surround us. Suddenly we are not alone anymore, we are not deprived and we can feel the support of walking together, hand by hand, heart by heart, head by head. We are starting to see the groups in Greenock &… Read more

  • Business and climate change: finding constructive responses

    June 2, 2019 by

    I try to follow the climate change debate closely, and there seems too little well-considered exploration of how the business world can best respond to the current crisis. One reason may be that this looks like an impossible issue. There are massive vested interests, and many companies seem to depend on business models which are… Read more

  • This needs many mainstream miracles:

    June 2, 2019 by

    An update on the climate crisis The rapid rise in awareness of the climate change crisis since summer 2019 has been remarkable, and so are the causes. The Swedish teenager Greta Thonberg has been an extraordinary catalyst, leading to the school strikes. And grassroots movements like Extinction Rebellion from the UK and Sunrise in the… Read more

  • Once the conversations emerge…

    May 20, 2019 by

    As the days become longer and our eyes start to open, we are getting ready to embrace spring.  We have been preparing the soil for Future Conversations programmes to be delivered in England in Tulse Hill and Grenfell (London), Nottingham and in Scotland in Greenock, aiming at building local resilience to respond to future challenges.… Read more

  • Train the Trainer Workshop

    November 29, 2018 by

    Future Conversations Train the Trainer Workshop   LONDON: January 15-17 Are you working in a community that faces challenges? Want to learn more on how to host conversations to become more resilient for the future together? The changes we’re facing in the next two or three decades are complex, often contradictory, and can feel daunting.… Read more

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