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The Trainer Papers

The Catalan Integral Cooperative

January 26, 2018 |

IN THIS EBOOK by Sydney limits-to-growth thinker, Dr Ted Trainer, he reports on the Catalan Integral Co-operative in Spain.

” …the Catalan Integral Cooperative provides us with an inspiring demonstration of what can be done and what we need”, he … Read More

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


Good ideas

Ted Trainer’s new book – a rough road map

November 30, 2011 |

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 | | One Comment

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 Comments

The Trainer Papers— segment 4… by Russ Grayson

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