Stories of the Great Turning

Stories of the Great Turning

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By (author) Joanna R. Macy, Edited by Peter Reason, Edited by Melanie Newman

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  • Publisher: Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 232mm x 16mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 26 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Bristol
  • ISBN 10: 1908363061
  • ISBN 13: 9781908363060
  • Illustrations note: 11
  • Sales rank: 138,553

Product description

This book tells stories of how ordinary people in their everyday lives have responded to the challenges of living more sustainably. In these difficult times,we need stories that engage, enchant and inspire. Most of all, we need stories of practical changes, of community action, of changing hearts and minds. Here are tales about the transformation of wasteland and the installation of water power, of reducing consumption and creating sustainable business,stories from people changing how they live their lives and the inner transformation this demands.

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Peter Reason is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath where, until 2009, he taught and led research in the field of sustainability. He now focuses on nature writing for an ecology in crisis. Melanie Newman used to work in business and now teaches creative writing at the University of Winchester. She takes a special interest in stories exploring our relationship with the natural world.

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"History tells us about our past. Stories tell us about our future. These very human testimonies from ordinary yet extraordinary people will help to chart the paths." Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil & Soul.

Table of contents

Foreword: Playing Our Part in the Great Turning, by Joanna Macy Introduction, by Peter Reason & Melanie Newman 1 What Place is This? Story of a garden, by Annie Davy 2 Finding My Place in the Great Turning, by Kirsti Norris 3 How to Build a Lifeboat, by Celia Sousek 4 Knickers to That! by Emma Kidd 5 Material Girl Sees the Flaw, by Christine Bone 6 I Don't Want to be a Passenger in Life, by Johannes Moeller 7 A Journey to the Heart, by Patrick Andrews 8 The Truth Mandala, by Clare Power Great Turning Artful Inquiry, by James Aldridge, Chris Seeley & Kathy Skerritt 9 Leaping Aboard: Onshore volunteer work with Sea Shepherd, by Elizabeth Claire Alberts 10 Water Power, by Gil Chambers 11 The Web of Life Community Art Project, by Helen Moore 12 Discovering that We Live in an Ancient and Beautiful Universe, by Helena Kettleborough & Nora Kettleborough 13 Cabbages & Cranes: Weaving together people and possibility, by Jane Riddiford & Global Generation 14 The Dignity of Difference, by June Boyce Tillman 15 Lost in Transition, by Nathan Baranowski & Iva Carrdus 16 Ghdamajori: Migration, work and our horizons of care, by Rupesh Shah Drawing Out Some Threads, by Peter Reason & Melanie Neman