Monthly Archives: March 2011

Voices in Lakeland

The weather last week was beautiful so I took a day’s holiday in the Lake District.  I walked up to the ridge north of Wet Sleddale reservoir and followed the bridle path over into Swindale.  I then followed the path, … Continue reading

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The continuing defence of Clayton Vale

Because my poem about Clayton Vale had not been published in the Evening News I decided to write a more formal letter last week.  Pleasingly this letter was published on 24 March albeit in an edited form.  I have copied … Continue reading

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Rob Gray on sustainability reporting – why and how

Last week I read an article by Rob Gray in Accounting, Organizations and Society;  Is accounting for sustainability actually accounting for sustainability…and how would we know?  An exploration of narratives of organizations and the planet.  The paper began with an … Continue reading

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Nature (wilderness?) in the city

The end of a stimulating and exciting week.  The Ramblers are working with Manchester City Council to create a footpath connecting green areas around Manchester.  A dozen or so of us have been given sections to develop and mine goes … Continue reading

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In defense of Clayton Vale

Two weeks ago the Manchester Evening News headlined a story saying how the owners of Manchester City FC were going to build a new sports complex on the former site of Clayton Aniline and other dye manufacturers.  This was welcome … Continue reading

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Teaching environmental ethics

I read Walk on the Wild Side:  Teaching pragmatism, deep ecology and local exploration a paper by Allen Thompson in volume 26 of The Trumpeter over the weekend.  Thompson initially contrasts the environmental pragmatism of Andrew Light and the eco-philosophical … Continue reading

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