Well that was some year! For one reason (here’s looking at you pandemic) and another I think most of us will be glad to see the back of 2020, and look forward to a much better year in 2021 – it won’t take much! Anyway, this time of year is always a good time to contemplate what … [Read more...] about Out with old in with new – five new year’s resolutions for environmental practitioners
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