My lovely friend David Fleming, he of Lean Logic, a dictionary for the future and how to survive it, had an unshakable belief that if you just left human beings to sort things out for themselves, they would do so. Two stories that have just come my way bear him out…. So, to cheer up your Christmas:
Click here to see how in poor parts of Manila (and now in Mexico) homes are being lit by plastic bottles filled with water and a little bleach.
Click here and here to read how Todmorden, a small mill town in West Yorkshire, has become almost entirely self sufficient in fruit and veg. Witness the corn flourishing outside the local school and the cabbages on the housing estate!