Many ideas have struggled over the centuries to dominate the planet. Fascism. Communism. Democracy. Religion. But only one has achieved total supremacy. Its compulsive attractions rob its followers of reason and good sense. It has created unsustainable inequalities and threatened to tear apart the very fabric of society. More powerful than any religion, it has reached into every corner of the globe. It is consumerism.
IS THIS BUXTON'S FUTURE FOOD EDUCATION CENTRE?
After years of discussion between Transition Buxton and High Peak Borough Council, the dream is finally getting close to becoming a reality. Buxton Town Team have taken on chairing the planning meetings, Buxton and Leek College are looking at incorporating it into their teaching syllabus, and there is a ground swell of support in the town for the project to succeed.
See the attached interesting article for lessons we could learn from the Cuban Healthcare System.
Kids school meals have got a lot better in recent times, but there's a lot more that can be done to get them involved with cooking, growing etc., and to reduce their exposure to junk food advertising. You might like to check out the childrens food campaign... www.childrensfoodcampaign.org.uk
A new government may be a fresh opportunity to make some progress.
Let's travel forwards in time. Here's a picture of what it could be like...
This is a ‘wellbeing economy’ that highly values meaningful work, low-impact lifestyles, more time with family and friends, better health outcomes, creative educational experiences and a stronger sense of community.
Experts agree there are 5 ways we can all improve our wellbeing, and getting involved will Transition Buxton can help with all 5 of them, saving carbon and feeling good at the same time:
1. CONNECT. Get better connected with your local community and the people around you.
2. BE ACTIVE. Go for a walk or a run. Step outside. Cycle. Grow your own food. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good.