I am not good at networking. I love meeting people and getting to know them, but I am usually so interested in what they do, their challenges and where their business is going, that I overlook the selling my services bit! Recently, I was invited to attend an event at which I knew very few … Continue reading A Passion for Sustainability
The Press is full of talk about the need for businesses to become more sustainable, but it's often hard to know where to start. Here are some top tips you can adopt. If you want to go further, give me a call or drop me an email for some more suggestions. Feel free to add … Continue reading Top tips to make your business sustainable
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
It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable … Continue reading Shout about your achievements!
I've had a manic few days at some excellent events with so much information that my head is spinning! Cars for tomorrow Last Friday, I was lucky enough to join a few people to find out more about electric vehicle and charging technology and even test drive some cars. In the early days of electric … Continue reading Tomorrow today
As a Sustainability Consultant, I am frequently contacted to discuss waste or energy and water use, as though managing these issues will tick the box for being sustainable. Perhaps a better title for the services I offer would be Resilience Consultant, as sustainability covers so much more than energy, waste and water. A robust Sustainability … Continue reading What does Sustainability Consultant do?
No, I am not taking you on a journey to explore strange new worlds. Instead, I am asking you to reflect on how you use your space – your offices, workshops, showrooms and storage areas. On average, our workspace is occupied for approximately 21% of the available time based on an average 8 hour working … Continue reading Space – the final frontier
Although attitudes are changing, many people view Sustainability as a ‘nice to have’, but not essential to your business. Being sustainable still has connotations of compost toilets, beans, lentils and ‘hug a tree’. There are sound economic benefits from embedding environmental behaviours into your business. Research shows that those companies who take sustainability seriously are … Continue reading Simple things you can do to reduce your bills
Wind. One of the oldest forms of energy used by man. Whether to power boats enabling early hunter gatherers and explorers to search further afield, or windmills built by farmers to grind corn. Wind fell out of favour in the industrial revolution when it was overtaken by fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas as a … Continue reading The Wind of Change
Can you match your busy working life to being sustainable? It is possible - here are 5 top tips!