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Sustainability Research, Reviews and Signposting

Exciting new PhD research opportunity secured by Richard Kulczak

Big news! In Jan 2014 Richard starts research work on the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Sustainable Built Environment at the University of Brighton under the watchful eye and guiding … Continue reading

25 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Spend, Don’t Mend.

Monbiot. Awesome. Read it… Spend, Don’t Mend..   Advertising and consumerism dull our capacity for empathy. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th November 2013. Guilt is good. It’s … Continue reading

28 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter Roundup, 21 August 2013

Interesting views opposing the anti-fracking groups re: previous tweet from @TheCommentator. Check the views in the comments. Not convinced. Hilariously, Green MP Caroline Lucas (arrested earlier) says democracy has failed … Continue reading

21 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Monbiot: DDT 2.0

DDT 2.0 So important I’ve re blogged it here in full. Thank you Mr. Monbiot. “We’re just beginning to understand the wider impacts of neonicotinoids.” http://www.monbiot.com/2013/08/13/ddt-2-0/ By George Monbiot, published … Continue reading

14 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Twitter Roundup

The hideous Belgian Blue SUPERCOW. Can people be persuaded to alter their diets for health and sustainability? http://t.co/2Io9l6tmbC Sweden’s energy supply now over 50 percent renewable! http://t.co/xgNKG6SMqA Amazing reality for … Continue reading

31 May 2013 · Leave a comment

“Suits and Savages”: A fair portrayal? Devil’s Advocate

See the short film here: http://blip.tv/zoe-young/suits-and-savages-why-the-world-bank-won-t-save-the-tiger-2501536 Whilst it might seem provocative, I’m going to play devil’s advocate argue in favour of international NGO initiatives, as it’s worth challenging Young’s tear-jerking … Continue reading

12 February 2013 · 2 Comments

“Suits and Savages”: A fair portrayal?

Watch the film Suits and savages by Zoe Young (http://www.zoeyoung.net/films) and consider whether the classic bad guys are portrayed fairly and evenhandedly. See my Devil’s Advocate position in the next … Continue reading

12 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on SIMON WILD:
London rubbish bins now consume energy!! Another example of Jevons Paradox, the new rubbish bins in London have different size slots for different waste sources…

12 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Adbusters’ Buy Nothing Xmas

Reblogged from Adbusters.org Attention shoppers! As our planet gets warmer, as animals go extinct, as the humans get sicker, as our economies bail and our politicians grow ever more twisted, … Continue reading

9 December 2012 · Leave a comment

The Ascent of Man – Engage in Environmental Policy

Jacob Bronowski wrote in his book, The Ascent of Man: We are all afraid – for our confidence, for our future, for the world. That is the nature of the … Continue reading

21 August 2012 · 1 Comment

Rio+20 Outcomes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Following the press coverage in the run up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, one would be forgiven for thinking it was destined to fail. The advance draft texts … Continue reading

5 August 2012 · Leave a comment

Rio+20: The Future We Want? WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET IT OURSELVES.

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has turned out to be a major disappointment. Why are our leaders unable to step up and act in favour of universal … Continue reading

21 July 2012 · 6 Comments

Challenges, what challenges? Where’s the remote…

Yes sir, but can we switch off the tube for a minute please, sir? Can we sit and think for a few minutes maybe? Shouldn’t we be concentrating on the … Continue reading

21 February 2012 · 1 Comment

Environmental Sustainability, Everyone’s Duty

However you look at it, either as sustainability, protection, stewardship, or just old fashioned respect, unless the overwhelming majority of us begin to take responsibility for the environment on multiple … Continue reading

7 February 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts for Environmental Activists, Climate Change ‘Believers’ and Skeptics Alike

According to the Buddhist faith, this passage contained within their cannon outlines the Buddha’s thoughts about believing: “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not … Continue reading

6 January 2012 · Leave a comment

“If you’re not doing a job that is about improving the world, then you’re wasting your life.”

Whether you buy into the premise of the 10:10 campaign, e.g. the notion of climate change and pledging to reduce your carbon emissions by 10%, the campaign founder and die-hard … Continue reading

28 December 2011 · Leave a comment

Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Rampant consumerism.
Widespread unsustainable lifestyles.
Unsustainable business practices.
Damaging and unsustainable travel and transport.
Extensive environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.
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These are some of the problems we face.
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Energy crisis.
Financial crisis.
Uneducated and un-empowered.
Environmental damage.
Food and water shortage.
Climate change.
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Are you part of the problem,
Or are you part of the solution?

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