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WHERE A BIRD SOUNDS LIKE A BABY CRYING –
Among the Dying Villages of Europe
Presented by Tom Pow

It is estimated that by 2030 Europe will lose one third of its population. Most affected will be the rural areas. In 2007, Tom Pow received a Creative Scotland Award “to write poetry and prose pieces which explore the cultural and natural ecology of dying villages in Europe”. His travels to dying villages took him from Northern Spain to Russia. In this presentation, he will outline what he found and share some of what he has made of his findings. Lastly, he wishes to engage with the audience on a linked storytelling project – The Village and The Road

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Chile in Ruin: A letter from Carina Vaca Zeller

“As Anthroposophical movement we want to actively help. Our movement has many young people who are willing to help with hearts and hands … otherwise it would nearly become impossible to go on living. At Easter (2, 3, 4 April) we will go to one/some of the stricken communities in which young people are already helping to build/rebuild houses, source beds and bedding among many other things. Medical students, anthroposophical doctors, therapists, Waldorf teachers etc will take part in this help-action. Help will not only be of the material kind, but we want to bring the holistic element of Waldorf-pedagogy and anthroposophical medicine to these people.”

“Two noteworthy natural phenomena that took place: on the night of the quake there was a full moon; its light was glaringly bright, much brighter than ever before. The other—we have experience with earthquakes here—dogs always bark and howl before a quake, roosters crow and animal flee to higher ground before a tsunami. None of these thing happened this time. the animals were silent and only fled when the quake started.”

Letter in full

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Transition Network: tackling Peak Oil and Climate Change, together . . .

Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale.

What we are convinced of is this:

  • if we wait for the governments, it’ll be too little, too late
  • if we act as individuals, it’ll be too little
  • but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time.

Transition Network

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more soon . . .

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