Previous Contributors to The Great Debate
Sandy Irvine is Chair of
Newcastle Green Party. Now retired, he
spent 35 years teaching in Further Education, latterly a sixth form centre therein.
His specialist subject was Film Studies but he also taught DTP, BTEC Media, and
General Studies as well as acting as a personal tutor.
He has a MSc. in Town & Country Planning awarded by from Newcastle University in 1990
which was obtained by private research thesis on reforesting the uplands.
Sandy has considerable experience of the media as a writer and magazine editor.
He was an associate editor of The Ecologist magazine for several years
and has appeared several times on both TV (BBC1, Tyne Tees & TV SouthWest) &
radio (R4 & Radio Newcastle).
He remains an active researcher and writer.
Sandy Irvine was on the panel of the "Too Many People?" debate at
The Great Debate: Facing the Future in
Co-author of A Green Manifesto (Macdonald Optima,1988)
Author of Beyond Green Consumerism (1989) the first of a series of public discussion papers
launched by Friends of the Earth. Reprinted in Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
(New Society Publishers, 1991)
Author of a chapter entitled ‘An Overcrowded Continent’ in S. Parkin, ed.,
Green Light on Europe (Heretic Books, 1991).
Founder and co-editor of Real World quarterly, first the magazine of
the Green Party, then an independent publication. It survived 19 issues, 1992 until 1997.
Red Sails in the Sunset: an Ecopolitical Critique of the Socialist Inheritance.
ECO, (undated): pamphlet.
Author of Towards A Greener Curriculum (University of Northumbria, 1984). Reprinted in volumes
produced by both the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh.
‘Cornucopia Scam’ Contradictions of Sustainable Development’. Wild Earth,
published over 3 issues: Fall, 1994: 73-84; Winter, 1994/95: 72-82; & Spring, 1995: 76-80.
Shortened version also published in The Timberline, Winter 1996: 5-8.
‘The Great Denial: Puncturing Pro-Natalist Myths’ in Butler, T., ed. (2002). Wild Earth:
Wild Ideas for a World Out of Balance. Milkweed Press.
Author of several entries in Encyclopaedia of Environmental History (Routledge, 2004).
‘Humanism versus the Earth’, North East Humanist, 61, Winter 2005/6: 1-2
'The Prophet Misarmed: Trotsky, Ecology & Sustainability' What Next? (vol. 31, 2007).
Plus, in following issue , a detailed response to comments by Ian Birchall.
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