Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day

June 5th is World Environment Day, the date that the United Nations designated to raise awareness of the environment and focus political attention and action worldwide.    World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted … Continue reading Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day

Dealing with Over Tourism head on

Cornwall is currently gearing up for the main holiday season.  The Spring Bank Holiday and half term usually bring the first real influx of tourists.  Easter and the Whitsun Bank Holiday can be busy, but it’s not usually sustained, whereas from early June most attractions and accommodation providers can guarantee a fairly consistent level of … Continue reading Dealing with Over Tourism head on

Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week

This is Mental Health Awareness week which many workplaces across the country will be marking in some way.  There has been huge progress in the subject of mental health in recent years, enabling sufferers of anxiety, depression, stress and other debilitating conditions to be more open and receive adequate support. However, stigma relating to mental … Continue reading Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week

Are we letting our children down?

Back to school – new term, new start? Although my annual timetable is no longer ruled by term time, I couldn’t fail to notice the last few weeks’ focus on getting ready for the new school year.  I can’t help thinking that our traditional approach to education is somehow out of step with the modern … Continue reading Are we letting our children down?

Is Workplace Volunteering a benefit or a bind?

Next week is National Volunteering Week, so I thought it a good time to reflect on the positive reasons for having a workplace volunteering scheme.  I have been a volunteer in many different organisations in a variety of roles, and I can vouch for the positive benefits – a sense of contribution, meeting lovely people, … Continue reading Is Workplace Volunteering a benefit or a bind?