14th Annual Winter Workshop
This year's Cooley Environmental and Health Group's winter workshop is planned to take place in The Strand, Omeath, on Saturday 25 January 2014 starting at 14:00. Professor Dennis Pringle is director and academic advisor of this year's workshop. However the workshop is not meant to be expert. All views and ideas are more than welcome.
Our workshop usually consists of a circle of less than 20 people who roll up their sleeves for a forthright discussion which lasts 3 or 4 hours at this time of year every year since the millennium. Will it be different this year?
We have often discussed controversial themes, including themes on the subject of mental health. But my feeling is that this year's seemingly uncontroversial theme has drawn much more negativity than usual.
Previous workshops which may have a relevance to this year's workshop were the second on "Energy," and a subsequent workshop on "Urban Sprawl." It seems to me that where people live is the one single factor which has the greatest bearing on sustainability in general.