About the blog
Whether we like it or not, we have one planet. Despite the best intentions of .com billionaires, this is our only home. Earth is the one place we know that supports life. It is from this dust that we emerged, and to this dust that we will return. We are earthbound.
We should live as if we intend to stay.
How will make ourselves a lasting home on this one planet, in ways that provide a fair share to every human being? How will we do that without destroying non-human life, or disrupting the earth’s systems that we depend on?
This is the challenge that humanity faces in the 21st century, and the central theme of The Earthbound Report.
The story so far
The blog was started in 2007 under the name Make Wealth History, echoing the Make Poverty History campaign, and highlighting the fact that poverty would not be ended without a sustainable definition of wealth.
The blog won the Green and Eco category at the UK Blog Awards in 2016. Veulio named it the leading green blog in Britain in 2018.
In 2019, after debating it in my head for about five years, I renamed the blog The Earthbound Report.
About the author, Jeremy Williams: I grew up in Madagascar and Kenya, places that gave me a real passion for the environment, development and poverty. I wanted to write about these issues from an early age, and studied journalism, international relations and cultural studies to try and get a better understanding of them. I planned to return to Africa as a foreign correspondent, but found that my outsider perspective gave an interesting angle on Western consumer culture.
I work as a freelance writer and campaigner, specialising in social and environmental issues. I’ve worked with agencies including Oxfam, Tearfund, WWF and RSPB, along with a variety of business clients of one sort or another. My work is very diverse, and includes writing and editing books, public speaking, magazine articles, and book reviews. I’ve made short films, written for radio, curated a couple of exhibitions, art directed two comic books, built many websites, and occasionally publish a poem.
My latest book, Climate Change is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice, was published by Icon in summer 2021. As far as I am aware it is the first book on climate change and race that has been written for a non-academic audience.
My other books are Time to Act: A resource book for the Christians in Extinction Rebellion, which I edited in 2020, and The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown-up Economy, co-authored with Katherine Trebeck and published in 2019. You can get them from my web book shop, Earthbound Books.
In 2019 my first proper book, co-authored with Katherine Trebeck, was published. It’s called The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown-Up Economy, and you can get it in all the usual places. If you want to collaborate, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m an ideas person, and I love to support new ideas and start new things. I co-founded the Postgrowth Institute, Transition St Albans and Transition Luton. Current projects include the not-for-profit creative agency Earthbound Ventures, Edible High Town, People’s Park Cafe, and Park Church, an experiment in outdoor spirituality.
I currently live in Luton (UK) with my wife Louise, who is a radio journalist with the BBC, and our two young children.
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