A Love Poem to the Words “What If”

By Rob Hopkins, ManagEnergy

As stakeholders of the sustainable energy field gathered in Brussels for the EU Sustainable Energy Week, they had the chance to end the second day of the Policy Conference on an inspirational note. For its first edition, the ManagEnergy Talk chose to invite serial storyteller Rob Hopkins (UK). Founder of the Transition movement, Hopkins gave insights to how bottom-up actions can have very real impacts through imagination. In his own words, his speech was a “love poem to the words ‘what if’”. For him, imagination is about thinking of a different way that the future could be, which is also the goal of people striving for the energy transition. After watching his intervention through the YouTube link below, we guarantee that you will also start thinking in terms of ‘what if’ and use your creativity to lead the energy transition! The event was moderated by Christiane Egger, Deputy Manager of OÖ Energiesparverband...

RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future

By David Holmgren, Meliodora Publishing

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a challenging but exciting mix of satisfying work, a more meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation. RetroSuburbia is divided into three main sections: the Built, the Biological and the Behavioural along with the introductory section ‘Setting the scene’. Available in the USA from our partners at Permaculture Principles and in the UK from Ragmans.

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