What does it mean for countries, cities and people to thrive in balance with the planet post Coronavirus? On Wednesday, Amsterdam will become the first city in the world to formally embrace ‘doughnut economics’ aiming to create a thriving city that is also socially just and ecologically safe. Read more
Would your community benefit from this?
Many of the responses to Covid-19 are also good for the planet: see
here. Let’s take advantage of this crisis to *not* return to business as usual. Here are some ideas:
Instal protected cycleways across Britain,
Mini-Holland neighbourhoods Mass installation of solar-panels
Insulate all UK homes
Plant vast new biodiversity rich forests
Restore our precious peat-bogs
Build fleets of electric buses and emergency vehicles
Electrify our railways
Convert heavy industry to renewable hydrogen
Build great new offshore windfarms
Fund the switch to soil protecting organic agriculture
Re-create community orchards and allotments
Some big names have signed up to the
Travalyst initiative, aiming to ‘transform the future of travel for everyone’. See for example the efforts being made by Skyscanner. Good news!
Excellent news from Spain where the Spanish association for private language schools – FECEI – has launched a hallmark to encourage environmental good practice in member schools. See
https://eltfootprint.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Fecei-Greenpositive-English-2019-2020-final.pdf Should we have a similar hallmark for UK ELT?