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Appearances can be deceiving

April 7, 2010


There are some things you do when running a half marathon to make it look like you’ve done this before.  You buy the right kit (we’ve all heard the “all the gear, no idea” mantra), you put on your serious running face, some people even affect a running style (but not necessarily speed) that makes […]

Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller

March 28, 2010


You would expect Jeff Rubin’s “Why Your World is About to get a Whole Lot Smaller” to go into a great deal of depth on the issue of peak oil but his exploration of peak corn, food and natural gas are well written and interesting escapades.  His writing style makes a whole heap of stats […]

Does it have to be rocket science?

November 30, 2009


Working in an industry where innovation is all too often applauded for its own sake, it makes me wonder to what extent we are all drawn to the shiny and new, even when the old and reliable is still, well, reliable? Some recent thinking on Cloud Whitening may be about to confirm my thoughts.  It […]

Is being green a new religion?

November 9, 2009


There are the obvious stereotypical parallels: a penchant for sandals, a preponderance of beards and a professed love of world peace, but recent events at an employment tribunal go some way to suggesting a green lifestyle might more properly be thought of as tantamount to religious, or certainly, philosophical in their nature. In the case in […]

The Ancient Mariner may have been mistaken…

August 28, 2009


Water, water everywhere Even on the Mayor’s agenda – which is good to see. No doubt, over the coming years, this will become much more front and centre and putting it in front of people now is a good start.   There are real cost-savings for Londoners if they do embrace a new approach to water […]

Climate Camp – location revealed

August 26, 2009


One of the great things about this morning’s (so far peaceful) cat and mouse start to Climate Camp has been the way the media and police were kept guessing as to the eventual location. Yes, I know it annoyed Jack Straw and others and, in the greater sense of doing good by everybody, the organisers should really have […]

Love food, hate waste campaign

August 19, 2009


  Always up for a campaign with downloadable tools – especially ones that go whizz.  Let’s hope the campaign can be as interactive as the button.

Keep on movin’

August 14, 2009


It’s approaching the mid-point of my Walking August and an update is well overdue, so here goes. Weekend One The first weekend started inauspiciously since I was out with family on both days and managed an average of just 10,859 steps per day (I’m using a Fitbug to monitor steps so my 500km translates into […]

“Radical rethink needed on food”

August 10, 2009


I wonder how radical, radical really is?  Saying no to fish?  Investing in Vertical Farms?  An explosion of closed loop recycling?  Expansion of allotment land?  Let’s see, shall we? BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | ‘Radical rethink’ needed on food.

I Don’t Want One Of Those

August 4, 2009


70% of all food produced is not consumed It was back in May last year that The Independent ran an article looking at the inordinate amount of perfectly good food thrown out each year in the UK.  Since then there have been a number of interesting, and more mainstream, TV programmes about the same subject […]