This is the 3rd blog I’ve written about my hopes and dreams for 2020! In my first 2020 Vision blogpost I detailed how I planned working on my business. I also stated “I still hope that regenerative culture grows exponentially. Something like the Transition movement – “communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world”. Get … More Revisioning 2020
Flattening the Curve is where we are at in Ireland with the coronavirus Covid19 pandemic. The plan is to stagger the spread of the virus. If we all catch it now our health service will be inundated in a short period of time and more people will die. We don’t have enough ventilators and don’t … More Flattening the Curve
I wasn’t happy when I read this article in the Clare Champion on February 28th 2020: So I decided to write to the Editor that day: I’m just responding to this weeks edition. I’m a little concerned that people in the council were discussing whether Emeritus Professor John Sweeney should wear his National University Maynooth … More Does the Hat Matter?
Well that was an experience. I always said I could do more from the outside than being an elected representative and until there are enough change makers within government that remains my stance. I wrote a piece about the election from a personal perspective which is in the Clare Champion newspaper this week so I … More General Election 2020 Results
I’ve written 3 whistleblowing blogs in the past 30 hours. These areas need to be addressed to help us progress with participatory democracy enabling a national mobilisation to address climate and biodiversity collapse. I haven’t been very active blogging in 2019 but these stories have been brewing all year. Feel free to use the information … More Final Thoughts to Close 2019
Election cycles allow the permanent administration undo the dynamic work of visionary, change making elected representatives. Politicians can be closer to public opinion, undoubtedly communicate with the public and will probably bring new perspectives to their roles within government. In a representative democracy this can be a very muted form of public participation as the … More Public Participation – a 2020 Challenge
Just over 7 years ago I wrote 2 articles on preparing your home and community for a crisis. The thought process behind the articles was pretty grim and not one for social conversation at that time yet it was where my mind had been for the previous 5 years. I had been considering how climate … More My Journey with ATCC
Dopes What kind of dope ignores the science? afraid to upset the banks, the business, the foreign direct investors afraid of the almighty powers that rule the finances afraid of the hands that can strangle the economies afraid of their shadows as they pale into insignificance because at the end of the day politicians are … More Dopes
“What are they learning from all of this? Humans have a massive impact on the ecosystem that supports it. How we should care for it. That we need to stop using carbon to give our atmosphere a chance to get well. That the actions of the past century have caused this accelerated climate change. That … More What are we teaching our children?
Having attended the regional dialogue on climate action in Tralee today I thought to share this post from 2016. I’m still saying government needs to convene a meeting of all head office officials of bodies with branches in communities throughout Ireland – GAA, Scouts, ICA, IFA, Church, Tidy Towns, Foroige, FAI etc etc. Then compel … More Proposal to National Dialogue on Climate Action #climatedialogueIRL