The first day of most of the environmental training courses that I deliver tend to start off with ‘doom and gloom’ about how our species is trashing the planet. This occurs in many ways from climate change to polluting watercourses and biodiversity loss at an alarming rate. We … [Read more...] about Environmental ‘Doom and Gloom’ – time for some positivity?
It was interesting to hear that the UK government is going to push heat pumps in order to help decarbonise the UK. This is planned to be achieved by the offer of a grant to replace gas boilers. Gas boilers are planned to be eventually phased out and replaced by this technological … [Read more...] about Air Source Heat Pumps as an Alternative to Gas Boilers
The concept of a footprint in environmental management is a fairly common occurrence for example I wager that most of you reading this post will be aware of a carbon footprint and even possibly a water footprint (if you have been reading this blog you will have anyway!). For … [Read more...] about A way to measure environmental impact – the ecological footprint
Introduction In this post I thought we could look at how to write an effective report. Report writing is something that I’ve done a lot of over my career so far. It is easy to take it for granted but writing an effective report whether for your NEBOSH, IEMA projects or … [Read more...] about Top five tips for writing an effective environmental report
Forests provide a significant number of ecosystem services to humans. I think a lot of people generally think of forest as being useful in only one way – the timber that is produced. This is only a fraction of their importance. I thought in this post we could take a look at why … [Read more...] about Can’t See the Wood For the Trees