Peak Medicine: Healthcare in Transition
30th May 2015, 10am to 1pm at Subud Centre, 26a Station St, Lewes BN7 2DB. Suggested donation £5-10. Email: Prue Rankin-Smith or Sue Fleming
In all nations, healthcare is becoming unsustainable. Although there will have to be money pumped into the NHS, health is really too important to leave to the medical profession. Nor are health and human flourishing something they know about.
If madness, according to Einstein, is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result, then if we are to flourish together we will soon have to find radically different ways of doing health. More...
Led by Prof David Peters, Westminster Centre for Resilience
Lewes's Green Groundswell
An election reflection by Dirk Campbell
|It wasn't much of a shock. The Conservatives now have a narrow majority in the House of Commons, as opposed to being the majority party in a government coalition with the Lib Dems. So not really much change there...|
...More shockingly for us in Lewes, Norman Baker is out and a Conservative is representing Lewes District for the first time in 18 years. He had it coming though. Lewes consituents in general like him, but he blew his credibility by voting with the Conservatives on such policies as increased tuition fees and woodland sell-offs, and famously opposed blocking the importation of Canadian tar sands oil into Europe. Eventually, after some persuading, he resigned from the government but not in time to restore his popularity in Lewes District. More...
All wired up in Lewes
A house-owner in Lewes has become one of the first in this area to use state-of-the-art lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV panels. Jill Goulder, owner of an Eco House featured annually in the Lewes Eco Open Houses weekend, has installed a lithium battery storage system linked to her solar PV panels. These recharge during sunlight hours and provide power in the evenings – very useful for households who use most of their electricity outside sunlight hours. The system switches seamlessly between battery and mains supply as needed; a good system will cover a household’s normal needs, though of course major appliances such as washing-machines and vacuum cleaners drain the batteries rapidly and will need mains top-up. More...
Jill with her solar panel and lithium storage battery installations.
© O Sauer 2015
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An inspirational new website that compares high-impact culture with what we’d like to see instead. Navigate your way around the site by clicking on images. Take a look...
What is Transition?
|When with TTL, Rob Hopkins asked people "What is Transition?". Here's what they told him...|
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