The Web of Hope
Suite 256, 3 Edgar Buildings
BA1 2FJ Bath
Ansprechpartner: Frankie Gray
The Web of Hope is registered as a charity in England.
We hear more and more about something approaching a state of emergency on planet Earth. Our message is very simple: There is a way. Things are possible. Solutions do exist. And they are exciting, inspiring, innovative and imaginative. We applaud new ideas. We discuss, argue, comment and analyse. We are a meeting point of people whose job it is to know and people who want to listen. We facilitate communication and encourage action. The challenge to mankind requires a change in thinking. We provide new thinking: show it, demonstrate it, love it and make it easy for people to share it.
Our vision is that through positive action, every man, woman and child can help to repair and redefine Man’s place in Nature.
Our mission is to demonstrate how new ways of thinking and acting that support sustainability in all its forms can be harnessed for the benefit of all.
Different societies and cultures see the world in different ways and have different agendas and priorities. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to place learning for sustainability in the context of people’s life experience.
This cultural aspect is central to ESD, looking at underlying assumptions about things central to sustainability, like wealth and poverty, our right to consume, our relation to the planet and its minerals, and to the plant and animal kingdoms.
These attitudes are shaped by the moral codes we inherit from our family and close community and learn from school, neighbourhood, religion and national culture, and we need to be aware that when we consider issues relating to sustainability we are looking through a lens which can distort what we see.
Another common distortion is that created by our faculty for simplifying issues. It works extremely well in many cases, but the essence of sustainability is to consider how things fit into a wider context, by thinking systemically.
The aim of our ESD programme is to make sense of complex issues and to put them into context, providing tools, analysis and commentary, giving evidence and helping people to make their own conclusions.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.