Over the years an environmental topic I have become more and more interested in is that of design for the environment, sometimes known as ‘cleaner design’. It has most definitely dawned on me that product designers play a key part in the battle to increase the environmental … [Read more...] about The Importance of Good Design to Reduce Environmental Impact
What is a Circular Economy? A circular economy involves keeping resources in use as long as possible and gaining the maximum value out of resources whilst they are in use. When a product reaches the end of its life then the maximum value from resources that form the … [Read more...] about What is a Circular Economy?
When I’m running face-to-face training courses one of the areas that students sometimes struggle with is the social aspect of sustainable development. Generally the courses I deliver are based around environmental management and delegates usually grasp this side of … [Read more...] about Social Sustainability for Environmental Practitioners
Are we in ‘The Age of Less Stupid’? Recently while I was away working in Glasgow I was in a hotel room with little to watch on normal TV, I decided to take a look at BBC iPlayer to see if there was anything worth watching. I came across a film called ‘The Age of Stupid’. I’ve … [Read more...] about Climate Change Warning – The Age of Stupid
The Problem Of Fly Tipping I do enjoy a bit of road cycling, yes I’ve reached the age of becoming a MAMIL! (a middle aged man in Lycra), in case you have never heard of that one before. I’m quite lucky that the area where I mostly cycle, the North Pennines, is a beautiful … [Read more...] about Fly Tipping – An Environmental Practitioners Perspective