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PacificEdge | December 18, 2017

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The Trainer Papers

A discussion with Dr Ted Trainer

Your oil wake-up call

March 15, 2017 |

If the economic return on oil production is declining, what does it mean for our economies? Guest writer, Dr Ted Trainer, issues a warning…Read More

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

A day with Ted

July 2, 2014 |

TED TRAINER — for those who might not have heard of him, Ted’s the man who taught sustainability before it became a social movement… he’s the man who taught limits to growth at university before it became the reality it … Read More

Ted Trainer’s new book – a rough road map

November 30, 2011 | 7

Good ideas

I haven’t seen a copy of Ted’s new book yet, so the comments that follow are made in ignorance of the context set by it. My comments refer only to the chapters that Ted has circulated to publicise the publication. You will find this at the end of this review.

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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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