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Video Archive – ‘Voices for the Earth’

Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders and activists come to teach at Schumacher College.

Where possible we share their inspirational contributions through our series of Earth Talks open to the general public – most of which are filmed so that we can spread the word more widely.

This video archive dates back to 2010 and represents a wealth of insight and information about the pressing issues of the 21st Century, through different voices speaking on behalf of the Earth.

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Earth Talk Video: The Art of the Trickster

Mythologist and storyteller Dr. Martin Shaw alongside with poet, author and scholar Lewis Hyde tell stories of Wolverine, Fox and any number of shameless denizens of sacred disruption . Filled with humour and dynamism, these tales stretch from the very creation of the earth to something that happened on the way to work this morning. Recorded May 2017.

Earth Talk Video: Walking on Lava

In the age of Trump, Brexit, and nativism in Europe, as the political and cultural ground shifts beneath our feet, Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, co-founders of the Dark Mountain Project, gave a frank discussion about the implications for the green movement and beyond. This provided a chance to challenge clichés, challenge ourselves, and ask how our work can be relevant in what are clearly new and changing times. Recorded on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

Earth Talk Video: Effective Connective Modelling and Regenerating Human Beings with Jon Young

Jon Young offered an in-depth sharing of how when we use deep connection modelling, our communities can start the healing journey to recovering our birth rights and indigenous wisdom. Recorded March 2017.

Earth Talk Video: Business UNusual - Bringing Gross National Happiness into the field of Business

Business UNusual - Bringing Gross National Happiness into the field of Business - Gross National Happiness (GNH) is the alternative development paradigm created and implemented in Bhutan, which prioritizes Happiness and Wellbeing of all people and life forms as the purpose of development. Watch Dr. Julia Kim, Senior Program Advisor and Dr. Ha Vinh Tho Program Director share their recent experiences of the GNH Centre Bhutan. Recorded November 2016.

Event Video: An Evening with Coleman Barks

Poet and Rumi translator Coleman Barks, storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw, poet Lisa Starr and guitarist Stephan Harding joined for an evening of story, poetry, music, and community to explore and celebrate the mystery of friendship and the call to spirit. Recorded October, 2016.

Earth Talk Video: The Late Dr. David Fleming – Community, Place and Play

Building on the tradition of E.F. Schumacher, the David Fleming's entertaining vision of a post-growth economy built on the play, humour, rootedness and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture has long inspired optimism and action. Rob Hopkins and Shaun Chamberlain shared insights and anecdotes on his life, influence and enduring importance. We also heard from the man himself, through recently unearthed recordings. Recorded October 2016.

Earth Talk Video: What is the Place of Spirituality in Ecology?

With David Cadman, John Sauven, Tony Juniper and Nick Campion. The event debated and discussed the role of spirituality in ecology, an issue of profound importance as concern over climate change deepens. Recorded October 2016.

Videos: Transition Design Symposium - June 2016

This international symposium held in June 2016 brought together leading designers, educators, environmentalists and activists working, writing and researching on transition-related issues to explore the potential of Transition Design.

Earth Talk Video: The Adventure of Active Hope - Chris Johnstone

Chris Johnstone looks at how we can deepen our sense of purpose by cultivating our desire and capacity to make a difference in the world.

Earth Talk Video: Mind How You Bake! The Transformative Power of Sourdough Bread with Andrew Whitley

Andrew Whitley, founder of the Village Bakery and co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign talks about the transformative power of sourdough and gain a new perspective on why bread means so much to us.

Earth Talk Video: Perseverance. Walking the Path with Heart in These Difficult Times - Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley asks: How do we confront the dominant energies of our time — aggression, fear, patriarchy — and not get caught up in them? How do we cope with our exhaustion and overwhelm? How do we deal with our grief for the world?

Earth Talk Video: Agroecology: Who will feed us in a planet in crisis - Miguel A. Altieri

Miguel A . Altieri, one of the leading voices in agricultural sustainability, discusses how agroecology can provide sound solutions to the current global challenge of food security and agricultural sustainability worldwide.

Earth Talk Video: Building Community in our Shared Endeavours - Sister Jewel

Sister Jewel asks how we can support each other by cultivating our relationships in our places of work, learning to flow like a river rather than living as isolated drops of water. The Earth Talk includes experiential practice such as mindfulness exercises.