Geothermal Energy Provides a Real Solution to Energy Security

  I have a positive vision of Scotland’s future without unconventional gas, and it is not ‘poor, cold and green’, it is ‘safe, warm and thriving’. The fallacy that green comes at a disproportionately high cost is a falsehood that serves only to keep communities from owning and generating their own power, and those who hope…

How coastal paradises became coal gas experiments

I moved to the seaside when I was three months pregnant with my first child, filled with dreams of bringing up my family in a beautiful outdoors environment as part of a community that was creating a sustainable world for the next generation. Like most of my generation, we barely scraped into the bracket of ‘homeowner’…

All Back To Bowie’s

http://www.allbacktobowies.com All Back to Bowie’s, the show, ran at Stand in the Square in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, from 1-24 August, as part of the Assembly Rooms Fringe programme (www.arfringe.com). It was created by playwright David Greig (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer) and a collective of fellow Scottish artists from various disciplines –…

(g)Host City – Virtual Festival

(g)Host City Virtual Festival This website link takes you to (g)Host City – Edinburgh’s Virtual Festival.  A project I started in 2011. Every marker on this map points you to an artist’s response to a specific part of Edinburgh – a graveyard, a shopping centre, a city square, a ruined chapel. Some take you on a journey, by foot…

Evolution, not Revolution

What we need now is Evolution, not Revolution FIRST PUBLISHED BY BELLACALEDONIA on SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 • ( 84 ) By Laura Eaton Lewis We need a new way of doing politics that reflects the maturity that we have developed through our referendum process. We have found the binary Yes/No proposition desperately inadequate for the complexity of the choice we faced. Divide and…

We Need To Talk About Leadership

We need to talk about leadership… First Published in BELLACALEDONIA on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 • ( 47 ) We need to talk about leadership… by Laura Eaton Lewis There’s rich debate taking place right now in Scotland that has revolutionised people’s participation in politics and the governance of our society.  People who until now have not been admitted access to mainstream political processes…

This world wasn’t made for YOU, so what can you do about it?

I have two infant children. I’m what the marketeers like to describe as the yummy mummy. My god that phrase makes me sick. I might have a womb, but I’m a serious person with shit to do in the world, a person who makes shit happen. But that’s not how this world sees me, this…

A thought provoking blog about why ‘sustainability’ can be harmful

By deepgreenrestistancenewyork When we frame the sustainability debate around the premise that individual lifestyle choices are the solution, then the enemy becomes other individuals who make different lifestyle choices, and those who don’t have the privilege of choice.  Meanwhile the true enemy — the oppressive structures of civilization — are free to continue their destructive…