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  • Books - Green House Think Tank
    more stuff They believe that what matters is quality not quantity a better life based on having fewer material possessions less production and less work Such a way of life will emphasize well being community security and conviviality That is more real wealth The book will therefore appeal to everyone curious as to how a new post growth economics can be conceived and enacted It will be of particular interest to policy makers politicians businesspeople trade unionists academics students journalists and a wide range of people working in the not for profit sector All of the contributors are leading thinkers on green issues and members of the new think tank Green House John Blewitt is a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute He is author of Media Ecology and Conservation Green Books 2010 Understanding Sustainable Development second edition Earthscan 2014 and co author of Sustainable Business Earthscan 2014 A sociologist by training he currently works at Aston Business School Ray Cunningham is a freelance writer speaker translator and consultant on British German knowledge exchange mainly in the area of sustainability He is the former director of the Anglo German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society and joint founder and

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  • Videos - Green House Think Tank
    ICREA Barcelona from John Blewitt on Vimeo Growth Degrowth Event London 20 March 2015 Short version from John Blewitt on Vimeo Green Growth or De growth Extract from Q A session from John Blewitt on Vimeo Green Growth or De growth Contributor s final comments from John Blewitt on Vimeo Greening the EU Is it possible from John Blewitt on Vimeo Tweets by GreenHouse UK Our Book You can order

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  • Events - Green House Think Tank
    its dominance in England for decades to come For Greens the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party offers an opportunity to articulate a progressive politics that is distinctly different from that of the Labour Party and one which is capable of successfully addressing the complex problems of the 21st century It s brightest star Caroline Lucas is calling for an anti Tory progressive alliance jointly campaigning on key issues and even perhaps an electoral pact Chair of Green House and main speaker on 16 Feb Rupert Read says There needs to be a strong Green voice in British politics backing policies such as monetary reform PR Citizen Income and a Land Value Tax that offers a joined up ecologist vision not a business as usual vision based on economic growth consumerism and debt Green Politics and the Left brings together in one downloadable pdf seven short essays by Green House members to explore and debate the new dynamics of Ecologism Socialism Democracy and Republicanism Not everyone will agree with the authors but democracy and especially a Green democracy is about deliberation participation and informed debate Let the debate begin REGISTER TO TAKE PART HERE Other

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  • Search - Green House Think Tank
    Search Find Out More Past Events Post Growth Project Contact Us Please note the site is still under construction and this facility may not yet be fully functioning Home This we believe People Advisory Group Publications Reports Responses Gases Books

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  • Find Out More - Green House Think Tank
    coming from as well as where we are going to we have put together a list of books that have informed and influenced us We have limited ourselves to ten books each and have provided you with a brief commentary The list is fairly eclectic and should provide something for all tastes You can download the Green House reading list pdf 126 K here Book of the Month Arne Naess 1973 The Shallow and the Deep Long range Ecology Movement A Summary Inquiry 16 Not a book but an article that set the influential deep ecology ball rolling Naess suggests that we need to see ourselves as part of nature regarding the non human world as of equal worth to the human world This ethical revolution lies at the heart of a radical political ecology and even in less radical guises it has significant implications for our relationship with the non human natural world Tweets by GreenHouse UK Our Book You can order our book and order or download all of our Reports Responses and Gases from the Publications pages of this website or find out who is involved on the Green House People page Please also see who is

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  • Past Events - Green House Think Tank
    at Europe House in London hosted by Jean Lambert London s Green MEP Speakers included experts from southern eastern and western Europe talking about the differing challenges being mounted in their countries and regions to austerity policy and how the Green alternative to austerity fits into this broader political picture University of Sussex 19 March talk with Green House s Jonathan Essex and Ray Cunningham on Britain in a post growth world at the University of Sussex as part of the University s One World Week February 11 2015 Panel debate and public discussion Birmingham Post Growth Project the Regional Dimension took place at Aston University on 11 Feb 2015 Speakers included Andy Dobson and Jonathan Essex from Green House and Karen Leach from Localise West Midlands Seventy people attended and a lively and interesting discussion on the regional implications of a post growth world followed the three short presentations Audience members were particularly interested in exploring how post growth would be realised in terms of practical economic and social actions The event was chaired by John Blewitt January 20 2015 Panel debate and public discussion Brighton After the Scottish referendum with massive pressure building for real decentralisation within the rest of the UK given the further powers that are going to Scotland the future of local government in the rest of Britain may be starting to look rosier for the first time in a generation The think tank Green House believes that this opportunity needs to be seized Green House Chair Rupert Read outlined at this meeting what the possibilities are for constitutional change including a revivification of local government Jason Kitcat Leader of Brighton Council responded with his thoughts about what a restoration and expansion of local government finance would mean to the city The meeting was chaired by Greenspeak s Alison Plaumer November 5 2014 Book launch and debate House of Lords London Green House launched its first book The Post Growth Project How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society with a presentation and discussion at the House of Lords hosted by the Green Party s Baroness Jenny Jones The panel of speakers included the Guardian s Zoe Williams Aurélie Maréchal from the Green European Foundation and Green House s own Molly Scott Cato MEP Speakers and audience were escorted from the building by police see Homepage for more details April 30 2014 Report launch and debate House of Commons London Green House was in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday April 30 to launch the latest report from the Post Growth Project This was part of Labour MP John McDonnell s initiative to open up Parliament through a series of talks under the title People s Parliament Green House s Andrew Dobson kicked off with a presentation of his paper on The Politics of Post Growth arguing that the era of economic growth we live in now is one of exception rather than normality and that it will inevitably come

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  • Post Growth Project - Green House Think Tank
    it massive cuts in public services But what if that diagnosis which reflects mainstream wisdom is all wrong What if the crisis that we are currently experiencing is one which casts into doubt the entire edifice of capitalist economics which sets growth as the primary objective of all policy What if the fight between those who say that without austerity first there can be no growth and those who say that we must invest and borrow more now in order to resume growth is a false dichotomy because both sides are assuming growthism as an unquestioned dogma The aim of the Green House Post Growth project is to challenge the common sense that assumes that it is bad news when the economy doesn t grow and to anatomise what it is about the structure of our economic system that means growth must always be prioritised We need to set out an attractive attainable vision of what one country would look like once we deliberately gave up growth mania and of how to get there And we need to find ways of communicating this to people that make sense and that motivate change The starting points from which the analysis proceeds are outlined in our Common Ground paper which can be downloaded here A short report introducing the project can be found at Green House Post Growth Project pdf 661 K All of the other reports that have emerged from the project can be found on our Publications pages And finally the most important of these outputs have been gathered together to make the first Green House book We believe that together they make a compelling case for a radical reappraisal of the fundamental assumptions behind UK economic and social policy The book costs 12 99 and can be ordered from

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  • Contact Us - Green House Think Tank
    comments for newspapers magazines or internet outlets Please feel free to get in touch via Ray Cunningham We list our various areas of expertise below Banking and financial markets Molly Scott Cato Fiscal policy Brian Heatley Molly Scott Cato Green Economics Molly Scott Cato Rupert Read Green Political Theory Andrew Dobson John Barry International economy Thomas Lines George Graham Labour market Economics Brian Heatley Modelling the Economy Brian Heatley Philosophy

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