Politics, they say, is the art of the possible. But the possible is not fixed. What we believe is possible depends on our knowledge and beliefs about the world. Ideas can change the world, and Green House is about challenging the ideas that have created the world we live in now, and offering positive alternatives.
The problems we face are systemic, and so the changes we need to make are complex and interconnected. Many of the critical analyses and policy prescriptions that will be part of the new paradigm are already out there. Our aim is to communicate them more clearly, and more widely.
Public Services debate at Library of Birmingham
In a generally dismal period for public services, and indeed for the very idea of the public sphere, the opening in September of the new Library of Birmingham has been one bright spot. And on Wednesday 14 November we will be discussing our new report on Public Services at the Library with Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, and representatives of Birmingham City Council, UNISON and Aston University. Click for further details.
Green House in Finland
Green House researcher Tom Lines spoke in Helsinki's Europe Hall (Eurooppasali), at the invitation of the thinktank Visio. He presented his paper on food and shared the panel with speakers from an ethical grocery chain, Anton & Anton, and the urban farm movement.
The event was funded by the Green European Foundation and followed a special edition of the Green European Journal on food. You can see the issue, and Tom's article for it, here.
Science in Public conference
At this year's Science in Public conference Green House's Anne Chapman argued against the proposition that Greens are anti-scientific Luddites. As 'children of the Enlightenment' Greens acknowledge the importance of evidence and rational thought but we have also learned from the Romantic movement that science is not enough to ensure the achievement of the Good Life. She explores these arguments further in her Green House report Greens and Science: Why the Green Movement is not Anti-Science which has been reported in the Guardian and the Green European Journal.
The post-growth project
To find out more about what we are doing about the world food crisis and green finance check the What's New page.
The Future of Green Politics
You can download copies of our most recent reports on the Recent Publications page or find out who is involved on the Green House People page. Please also see who is supporting us on the page about our Advisory Group or check out our influences at Find Out More.
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Have a look at the website whygreeneconomy.org launched in May 2013 as a space to discuss how to tackle the world's interconnected economic and environmental crises. There are over 70 summaries of research, comment articles and videos which can be searched by subject areas such as green growth, natural capital and renewable energy.