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?
Cycling or cycling? I do enjoy a bit of cycling. As those of you who know me well are quite aware, I turned into a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man in Lycra) many years back. However, don’t be fooled by the title this post it is not about that kind of cycling, but the just as … [Read more...] about The importance of nutrient cycling
I really do believe that by looking into the past we can learn so much about how to deal with the present problems that we face. Following on from my post regarding the Great London Smog, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at another landmark environmental incident, … [Read more...] about Historic Parallels – Minamata Bay Disaster
As anyone who has attended a majority of the classroom-based courses that I have delivered will know; I believe a case study from the past can assist in helping students understand the problems of today. This can be a great learning experience. In regards to air pollution, I’m … [Read more...] about Historical Parallels – The Great London Smog of 1952
A rather dry necessity routed in process and procedures? Something usually put in place because it is required by supply chain partners and clients? Or to get ahead in a procurement process? Or, is ISO 14001 an important piece of the sustainable development jigsaw – addressing … [Read more...] about Tackling Issues of Sustainable Development with ISO 14001