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The Sustainable Futures Report



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Apr 21, 2017

In brief, 

  • they want more drinking fountains in London so we don't have to throw away so many plastic bottles. 
  • Someone's come up with a plastic container that you can eat. I wonder what you wrap it in. 
  • Should you be entitled to a doggy bag in Scotland? 
  • Your clothes are probably polluting the oceans, but some...

Apr 14, 2017

The European Electricity Industry commits to phasing out coal. Meanwhile there are doubts about exactly how much gas can be recovered by fracking in the north of England.

The Colombia mudslide - was this global warming in action? Air pollution is in the news again. Are our children safe and how realistic are the...

Apr 7, 2017

Business ethics. Last month I was asked to address a group of business students at a local University. I thought it would be a useful recap of the main sustainability issues if I shared my presentation with you today. The slides are up on slide share,

Mar 31, 2017

This week we're talking about meat and climate change. How is meat linked to climate change? Can what you eat have an effect on global warming? Yes, is the answer from the Humane Society of the United States and we meet Kristie Middleton and Dr Helen Harwatt from that organisation who explain how and why it's...

Mar 24, 2017

In my conversation with Dr Jan Maskell she explained her progress from architecture and the civl service to qualifications in psychology, which is now the basis of her business. She told me why sustainability is important to her, and how it is embedded in her lifestyle at Lancaster Co-Housing. I also called in at...