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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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Adventures in New Economics 2: Donut Economics, Kate Raworth

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. Until recently working with Oxfam, Kate has developed a visual/conceptual tool in the shape of a doughnut

Adventures in New Economics 1: Street School Economics, Dr Gail Bradbrook

We can’t leave economics to Economists! So says Dr Gail Bradbrook from Street School Economics. The dominant theory and practice is neo-liberalism, it’s a choice. Yet the myths suggest that it is an emergent property, the economy just happens, so we have to accept it, policy makers can only twiddle at the edges.

Ed Hamer - Horsepower

Ed Hamer is a young farmer from Devon and a journalist. He was born and brought-up on the north-east edge of Dartmoor where he has worked on farms for most of his life. Ed talks about the practicalities and viability of working horses in market gardening and the contribution that traditional farming skills and knowledge can make to the resilient farming systems of the future

Bill Plotkin - Soulcraft

In this Earth Talk, Bill Plotkin offers some imaginative possibilities for cultivating a greater affinity between the breathing, inter-dependent patterns of nature and our human participation in a world brimming with intelligent presences

An excerpt from Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

An except from the book Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth read by Geneen Marie Haugen, who was speaking at an Earth Talk at Schumacher College.

Andy Fisher - Radical Ecopsychology

This talk makes the connection between radical ecopsychology and the Transition movement. As developed by Andy Fisher, radical ecopsychology is a radical transformation of psychology in light of an ecological view of reality. It is psychology for the transition to an ecological society.

Charles Eisentein: Money and the Crisis of Civilisation

Charles Eisentein gives a talk at the Totnes Methodist Church on Money and the Crisis of Civilisation. Charles was in Totnes teaching on the Gift Economy course at Schumacher College.

Pat Conaty - Fast Money, Slow Capital

Pat Conaty is a pioneer in the field of community economic development, and is the co-author of The Resilience Imperative. In his talk, Pat explores the potential for transition in the areas of food, housing, energy and finance, showing how a range of innovative mechanisms have been developed to create jobs, reduce household debt and make communities more resilient.

Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK

A talk given by Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, to participants on the short course Enterprising Futures: Exploring Enterprise Models for the 21st Century – 3 linked courses at Schumacher College in March 2013.

Beyond Development: An Evening with Dr. Vandana Shiva

An evening of challenging ideas and inspiration with Dr. Vandana Shiva, who is teaching on the Schumacher course Beyond Development: creating diverse paths to wealth and wellbeing.

Rupert Sheldrake: The Science Delusion

Rupert Sheldrake shares evidence from his latest ground-breaking new book The Science Delusion and explores the implications of his radical discoveries for both science and society.

John Perkins: What wrecked our economy and how to fix it

John Perkins talks about how we can create a world that will “make our children proud of us.

Isabel Carlisle: Unlearning in India - a journey towards the ecological self

Isabel Carlisle talks about her recent learning journey to India to visit centres such as Bija Vidyapeeth, Barefoot College and Shikshantar in Udaipur.

Amit Goswami: The Science of Quantum Consciousness

Amit Goswami shows how the perspective of quantum physics can give us a scientific ground for a new spirituality based on consciousness.