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Schumacher College
An International Centre For Ecological Study

Towards An Ecological Economics
January 7-27

Wolfgang Sachs
Paul Ekins
Pat Conaty

The theory and the practice of New Economics, oriented towards
sustainability, community and social justice, is being developed in
many countries. In the face of the environmental devastation being
caused by current economic models, how can we move to a more
sustainable economic system? What do the concepts of ecological
sustainability and sustainable development really mean and how can
they be achieved? Can the value of an environment be measured? What
tools for change exist within the current system? Students will
explore how to make the transition for a global to a local economy,
form efficiency to sufficiency and from a linear to a cyclical
process of production. These and other matters will be examined by
three leading thinkers in the field of alternative economics.

PAUL EKINS is a Research Fellow at Birkbeck College and author of `A
New World Order'. He is one of the founders of the New Economics

WOLFGANG SACHS is a senior fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for
Climate Ecology and the Environment and the author of `Global
Ecology: A New Arena of Political Conflict.'

PAT CONATY is Development Director of the Birmingham Settlement and
Executive Director of the UK Social Investment Forum.

stlg900 Masters Level Credits Available

Education For The 21st Century
Sustainability, Values & Policy
March 17-30

David Orr
John Huckle
Ken Webster

The current educational system was developed to serve the Industrial
Age. How will education serve the post-industrial age of ecology and
environment? The course will seek to identify the values and social
frameworks that underpin the concept of environmental
sustainability. It will examine our personal anxieties about the
moral, economic and social questions confronting educational policy
makers. It will discuss how education can reflect the challenge of
sustainability and ask what the implications are for the educational

This course has been developed by Schumacher College in association
with the Worldwide Fund for Nature and Westminster College, Oxford .

DAVID ORR is Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College,
co-founder of the Meadowcreek Project, an environmental education
organisation, and author of `Ecological Literacy' and `Earth in
Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect.'

JOHN HUCKLE teaches in De Montfort University Department of
Education. He is co-editor of `Education for Sustainability' and
co-writer of WWF's teacher education programme, `Reaching Out'.

KEN WEBSTER teaches teachers and writes on education for
sustainability , most recently with Paul Ekins in `Real Wealth
(Green Economics in the Classroom)'.


Work, Technology and Society in the Information Age
July 14-26

Jeremy Rifkin

The transition from the industrial to the information age has begun.
The social, political and ecological implications of this
technological revolution are immense. In the U.S. alone, it is
estimated that more than 90 million jobs in a labour force of 124
million are potentially vulnerable to replacement by machines. This
course will explore how society will be affected by the wholesale
adoption of new technologies and the attendant decline of mass

Issues addressed will include: the genetic age; lifestyle and
consciousness in a nanosecond culture; the future of work;
rethinking ownership in the digital age; and the dawn of the
post-market era.

JEREMY RIFKIN is President and founder of the Foundation on Economic
Trends. He is author of fourteen books, including `Biosphere
Politics' and `The End of Work'.


Schumacher One Week Courses

Food For The 21st Century
March 10-15 1996

The food economy is currently moving inexorably towards a
capital-rich, intensive system, with profound implications for
people's health, the environment and social justice. The course
explores the current state of UK and global food systems and the
viability of alternative and re-localised methods of food supply.

TIM LANG, Professor of Food Policy at Thames Valley University and
Chair of the Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE)
Alliance co-ordinates the programme.


Dartington Hall Weekends

New Economics
Jan 19-21
Paul Ekins and Pat Conaty

Education for Sustainability
March 22-24
David Orr and Gillian Symons

For further information contact:
Brenda Blewitt, Dartington Hall Programme
Dartington Hall, Devon TQ9 6EL
TEL. 01803- 866688, FAX 01803-865551

Schumcher College aims to explore the foundations of a more
sustainable, harmonious world view by providing a holistic
educational experience to people from a range of countries, ages and

1996 Course Programme

4-9 February - The Environment Story: Media and Environment

26 Feb - 8 March - Engaged Spirituality and Psychotherapy

15-26 April - Celebrating Myth

29 Apr - 30 May - Ecology, Gaia and the Systems View of Life

2-22 June - Qualitative Life Science: Marriage of Matter & Meaning

23 June-6 July - Gaia Theory and Living Systems

Course Fees

For all courses, the fees include tuition, residential
accommodation, food and field trips. Some financial assistance may be


Masters Level Credits are available for those wishing to be assessed.

To Apply

For more information about the course or to apply, please contact:

The Administrator,
Schumacher College,
The Old Postern, Dartington,
Devon TQ9 6EA, UK
Tel: 01803-865934
Fax 01803-866899
>From outside the UK, replace the first `0' with the
appropriate international dialling code.

Please contact us if you would like more details about the College
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Patrons of the College include: HH The Dalai Lama, Sir Peter Parker,
James Lovelock, Wangari Maathai, Sir Crispin Tickell, Fritjof Capra.
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