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PacificEdge | February 26, 2017

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The Trainer Papers

A discussion with Dr Ted Trainer

Localisation, Transition Towns… good ideas but fundamentally flawed?

October 16, 2016 |

Philosopher and limits to growth advocate, Dr Ted Trainer, critiques a book critical of localisation but admits that there are conceptual problems with localism and Transition Towns thinking…Read More

The Trainer papers… 1

February 3, 2010 | 8

In late 2009,  Dr Ted Trainer published a critique of the Transition and permaculture movements. This is reproduced here.

Ted works in the School of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of a number of visionary books on sustainability such as The Conserver Society and The Simpler Way and has a small property at Pigface Point in suburban Sydney where he has built a number of intermediate technologies.

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The Trainer Papers… 2

February 3, 2010 | 2

Here’s my response to Ted Trainer’s original article.

Thanks to the organised Greg Olsen from Transition Sydney for having the foresight to file the thing.

Ted’s paragraphs quote straight from his work and are followed by my responses denoted by RG:.

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The Trainer papers… 3

February 3, 2010 | 1

This is Ted Trainer’s response to my comments on his critique of the Transition and permaculture movements.

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The Trainer papers… 4

February 3, 2010 | 11

The Trainer Papers— segment 4… by Russ Grayson

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