Blogs

01. 06. 2007
To Peterborough, to mark 15 years of the City as one of the four Environment Cities. A lot of good things done during that time, but a long way still to travel. Waste inevitably pops up as one of the biggest issues. Peterborough has the second best recycling performance of...
Waste
17. 05. 2007
Absolutely love the new campaign from the Optimum Population Trust: (PDF) do your bit for addressing climate change by having fewer children – or even no children. The lifetime CO2 emissions of a UK citizen amount to 750 tonnes (the equivalent - apparently -of 620 return...
Population
15. 05. 2007
Four days in Vancouver, courtesy of Alcan and Simon Fraser University. Such a good city. 750,000 people (so not exactly a big city), lots of water and mountains all around. Made one feel pretty good about urban living. Came in on the back end of a bit of a shock, in that the...
Climate change
03. 05. 2007
The “Governator” has just regaled his Californian subjects with an illuminating insight into how to make sustainability work for all those cigar-chomping, beef-eating real men nervous about being seen as a wuss for wearing their green heart on their sleeve. Whatever else you do...
USA
02. 05. 2007
If Jeremy Clarkson is my number 1 unsustainable bete-noir, then Michael O’Leary (Ryan Air) runs in pretty close. He is just so full of it – unsustainability, that is. So imagine my sense of near panic as I find myself feeling vaguely supportive of some of the things he has been...
Aviation