(feel free to send in more suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Blogs on sustainable futures
Imagine a world with no money: This blog has a vision of a new kind of society
The Ecotopia 2121 Project sets out to artistically present 100 cities throughout the world as they would appear in the year 2121 — if they’ve managed to survive and become super eco-friendly.
Climate Optimist shares examples of how people all over the world are solving climate change.
Baden, D.: 2020, ‘Which work best? Cautionary tales or positive role models? ‘, In Molthan-hill, P., H. Luna and D. Baden (Eds.), Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education: An Educator’s Handbook (Routledge, Abingdon).
Buddhist Economics: Small is beautiful: economics as if people mattered by EF Schumacher, A little dated and sexist but some great ideas otherwise
Another book that’s been suggested is Stories of the Great Turning. This is a collection of true stories from people who have changed their lives (in a variety of different ways) in response to climate change and other global issues.
Here is a 21 minute film showcasing some of the projects that the sustainable development commission thought could have a transformative effect:
One of these projects is project dirt – their website present numerous sustainability-related projects http://www.projectdirt.com/
Another project is Groundwork which is about creating green employment – perhaps a story could be set in a groundwork project – see http://www.groundwork.org.uk/
For the more academic Springer are allowing open access to some of their articles that present research that has the potential to change the world for the better.
Baden, D.: 2019, ‘Solution focused stories are more effective than catastrophic stories in motivating pro-environmental intentions,’ Ecopsychology 11 (4), 254-263
A competition by Global Action Plan encouraged young film-makers to submit ideas for films with themes around green solutions – check it out on https://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/flickers-of-the-future-inspiration-starters