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The Sustainable Futures Report

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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 true.

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 the...

Mar 17, 2017

This week there’s more about energy and about islands - in the middle of the North Sea and floating out there in space. How do you get your groceries? Ocado has a new idea and Ocado is not alone. Drones, robots, autonomous lorries? Are these the future? There’s more on the effects of air quality and the WHO has...

Mar 10, 2017

Roses are red, violets are blue, but LILAC is a housing co-operative. More about this later. The future, and the past, seems to be electric with electric taxis in Beijing and a very special battery-powered classic. In the I-told-you-so department climate scientists reveal that their 1980s forecasts were not that far...

Mar 3, 2017

This week: is biomass energy really green energy? A new report throws doubts. The Lords Economic Affairs Committee has issued a report casting doubt on the government’s energy policy, but other organisations have cast severe doubt on the Lords’ report. Energy, shouldn’t we be saving it? Maybe by insulating one...