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Alan Withington

"To contribute to a sustainable society through my work and photography"

Nottingham, EM, United Kingdom
male, age 54
committed relationship, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Dec 22, 2010

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I support quite a few charities and causes often serendipitously rather than planned, that's just me, I find the things that are important as a natural part of daily life. I am a freelance environmental trainer and photographer. I am not on here to sell anything but would love people to see my photographic work, give feedback and enjoy it because it is not just about pictures. I have a very different business model and 'add value' wherever I can by supporting charities through my work. As part of the environmental training I teach young people at risk of exclusion from school carpentry skills. Everything made is then donated to charities or projects. Lots of bee and bug boxes, bird nest boxes, benches, etc, etc go out into the community.
My photographic work is based on a 'sustainable aesthetic'. Photographing local beauty rather than travelling many miles to find the same thing. It's all about ephemeral light in small precious places! There are some on here loads on facebook under 'Roaring Tree' or I'd love to hear what people think, especially about valuing where you live! I frame everything in reclaimed wood as it is a brilliant resource often going to waste. I've only just joined this site and I think the idea is brilliant. I would love to talk to others who use art as a means of raising understanding. I look forward to talking to different people with very different lives who share common values :-)

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Joined Dec 22, 2010 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Amnesty International, DUO for World Peace, Earth Day, Greenpeace, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Rainforest Action, Sustainable Products, The Forest Of Enchantments, Tree Lovers, Vegetarian, WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Hometown Belper, UK 
Birthday April 05, 1964  
Languages English  
About Me Reserved yet outgoing, honest til it hurts, no front whatsoever.
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Pets cat  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Moderate
Eating Habits vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy To follow the light in my heart and not ignore it
What Gives Me Hope Human dignity and surprising kindness
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Work towards building a society with a real understanding of true wealth not just affluence, economic growth without growth of connectiveness in communities whether local or global.
What/who changed my life and why Teaching adults with learning difficulties/disabilities changed the whole way I look at life! Because they have such honesty and generosity despite their disadvantages.
What Bugs Me apathy  
Passions Photographing nature where I live, Making homes for solitary bees, The 4 R's reduce reuse repair recycle, PHOTOGRAPHY!!  
Inspirations Daily life  
What Scares Me apathy  
Role Models Ordinary decent people  
Quotation If you always do what you've always done you'll never have more than you've already got!
Interests the arts and nature..., environment, Art/Design, photography, most anything creative  
Books A Short History of Nearly Everything  
Music Anything acoustic  
Movies anything quirky  
TV Shows The Mighty Boosh  
Favorite Foods fruits and veggies from my garden  
Favorite Places home and the outdoors  
Can't Live Without friends and family, freedom, nature  
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Alan's Photos

battered yew tree

cornfield annuals

autumn light
51 photos, 7 albums »
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    Apr 4, 2017 5:12 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Experience the night sky!

    Apr 4, 2016 5:38 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Experience natural wonders!

    Apr 3, 2015 5:10 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy Nature!

    Lake Michigan; Sept 2014

    Apr 3, 2014 2:38 PM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much wonder!

    Swan Quarter, NC; Sept 2013

    Apr 4, 2013 4:57 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

    Cape Hatteras, NC; Oct 2012

    Apr 4, 2012 4:51 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with many flowers!

    Hiking in Glacier National Park

    Jun 20, 2011 12:12 PM

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    Apr 6, 2011 9:35 AM

    Frank G. (216)

    A day late - sorry!

    Apr 5, 2011 5:29 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with many Rainbows!

    Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Chichen Itza, Mexico: Dec 2005.

    Apr 2, 2011 10:25 AM

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    Mar 17, 2011 5:59 PM

    Frank G. (216)

    Ostara celebrates the Vernal Equinox, which occurs this year on March 20, at 11:21pm UTC.
    Mar 6, 2011 5:38 PM

    Frank G. (216)

    May you enjoy seeking out those ideal places and moments.
    Mar 3, 2011 12:27 PM

    Alan W. (15)

    Thanks Lene, they are very beautiful!!  I'm glad witer's finally on its way for this year!

    Dec 24, 2010 5:58 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Thanks for joining DUO and being a friend!


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