A collection of writing focused on new paradigms beyond the climate crisis and techniques for catalysing mass commitment to transformative change. Download the full PDF from the box at the bottom of the page.
Our aspiration should be equal to the magnitude of our challenge.
You probably know the famous Einstein quote:
You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that produced it.
I would say that this applies as much to the environmental-progressive movement as to anyone else. Our familiar modes of policy analysis, signing online petitions, and mass protests show no visible sign of actually changing business as usual.
True, we may be at a social tipping point regarding the reality of climate change. But relatively few people grasp the profound systemic changes necessary to actually deal with climate change. And besides, there are other civilisation-threatening trends as well. By failing to address the big picture, we activists, despite our local successes, are failing. Most major environmental statistics are getting worse.
If so, we would do well to be open to innovative approaches. Here I want to bring together strands from disciplines that are not usually considered by activists, and weave them into a new paradigm for social change that I believe has the potential to make the environmental-progressive movement orders of magnitude more effective.
Indeed, my deeper intention, with others, is to so profoundly change the operation of our society that we operate within planetary boundaries, and take care of people and the planet. So, it is actually not about being ‘more effective’. It’s about being so effective that we succeed in turning things around.
- A life affirming culture 1
- The neurology of improving skilled performance 3
- Places to intervene in a system 5
- SCAN FOCUS ACT 5
- Citizen-educators and a movement for transformational change 6
- Evolutionary Activists 7
- Inspiring Transition 8
- Marketing 9
- The glass ceiling of aspiration 10
- The Inspiring Transition paradigm 14
- Sources of the paradigm 15
For full document download the PDF below. For more information see www.InspiringTransition.net