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Get Covid done so that we can get climate done

Mar 30, 2020

The family has learned a number of lessons from the currrent crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; the family can assemble online, and that the health crisis blots out the climate crisis rather than focusing minds on a new normal

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Get Climate Done

Feb 23, 2020

The 2019 General Election showed "Get Brexit Done" triumph over Labour's shopping list of measures that would create a fair and sustainable future. In that spirit "Get Climate Done" should resonate in the ears of the PM until COP26

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Is it worth the effort?

Jan 11, 2020

Given the difficulties that are implied by a transition to net zero by 2030 it is important to see the benefits beyond just avoiding extinction. Fortunately, many of best things in life are carbon free and also revolve around our families.

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Family connections

Jan 11, 2020

Extended families connect acrosss generations and the globe. But maybe not all families are equal? Could acquaintances/relations of the Johnsons (including Boris, Leo and Stanley), the Dimblebys, Attenboroughs, Windsors or Archers reccruit?

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A second family assembly

Jan 09, 2020

Many of us are members of different families. When a declaration is made in one family group then another can be brought into the same place.

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The first family assembly?

Dec 27, 2019

The first family assembly has taken place in preparation for Resolutions for the New Year and New Decade. The assembly included family members from three generations and three continents and confirmed a sense of collective responsibility.

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Wilding

Dec 26, 2019

The book Wilding by Isobella Tree describes the regeneration of nature at the 3500 acre estate of Knepp in West Sussex. This is a very encouraging story about how nature repairs itself and might also capture some of the excess carbon

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Christmas 2019

Dec 22, 2019

Now is the time to prepare ourselves for holding assemblies and making the family declarations. This is a way to make tough choices and share the responsibility and rewards.

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Virtue out of necessity

Nov 23, 2019

2019 will probabaly be seen as the year when the balance in civil societies in the developed (fossil consuming) world acknowledged the need for radical changes to stop global heating. Could families grow stronger from these changes?

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The family and regenerative culture

Nov 23, 2019

'Regenerative culture' is the term adopted but not invented by XR but is part of why families could be so important to negotiating the road to zero

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