Britain can go down one of two routes now. One is to a future based on renewables, alongside greater investment in energy efficiency, where local communities have much greater say how their power is provided. The other is to a future based on polluting fossil fuels.
The localisation movement is growing. At the heart of this movement is a very broad and very powerful local food movement that is gaining momentum around the world, accompanied by local business alliances, local energy, decentralised renewable energy systems and local finance.
The best comedy is where you attack the strong, not the weak.
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out one country at which humanity is always landing. And when humanity lands there, it looks out, and seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.
Driving sustainable businesses via consumer pressure
Ethical consumerism is about more than life-style choices - it is also about challenging corporate power and improving government regulation. It's about being an activist at the checkout but also in the home, the work place and the community.