Hi. I have a PhD in ecology but no longer work due to chronic illness. Just as we are encouraged to think global and act local, I believe our desire to effect change should come through inner growth then outer action which sets an example to others. Change is often spurred by quiet good example rather than lecturing, at least when it comes to individuals. Profit-driven c
I'm a professional communicator and have worked in the public, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. I'm an active member of the Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist movement dedicated to the empowerment of the individual and the promotion of peace, culture and education.
I am a middle-aged married man with one daughter, who is dealing with the inevitable mid-life crisis very successfully through my Buddhist meditation practice and the fulfilment arising from helping to run a flourishing local Buddhist meditation centre. I wish to help my locality deal with the inevitable post-peak oil, post-financial collapse phase of catastrophic climate change by sharing my meagre knowledge and wisdom with others who are aware of what a pickle we are all in here on lifeboat Gaia.
Born South Africa, grew up in London, lived in Herefordshire since 1980, involved in environmental work professionally since 1994 (waste management, carbon management), joined Transition Hereford in early 2008, working with Transition Training and Consulting on ERA, attended national conferences 2008/9/10, on Transition Hereford steering group, member of Spirit of Transition working group, involved in Herefordshire in Transition Alliance (HiTA). Practising Buddhist since 2004.