How is Brexit like a 50p piece?

I was debating some issues with a friend recently, which was interesting as we both tend to view things from a variety of directions.  We were going around in circles, examining things first from this perspective, then from that.  ‘We’re a couple of 50p pieces’ she said. What she meant was that rather than being … Continue reading How is Brexit like a 50p piece?

Top tips to make your business sustainable

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

Three cheers for the change-makers and disruptors.

‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.’  Margaret Mead I work  a lot with charities and voluntary organisations, and it never fails to amaze me what they manage to achieve on limited resources and huge amounts of goodwill.  Small, owner … Continue reading Three cheers for the change-makers and disruptors.

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

The law of unintended consequences

Change can be complicated.  There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work.  But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use.  If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences

Does sustainable farming mean we should eat differently?

Jason Walker, communication director of the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota was recently quoted:  "To be truly sustainable, a farm must do three things: Produce enough food, produce enough income for the farmer and leave the land in better condition for future generations.” Over the past 50 years, in the rush to provide ever increasing … Continue reading Does sustainable farming mean we should eat differently?

Storing up solutions for business

Over the last 10 years the number of delivery vans on our roads has increased by 71%, and on our already congested roads in Cornwall, this is causing major problems particularly in the height of the season.  The rise is partially due to the popularity of internet shopping, by also attributable to businesses keeping tighter … Continue reading Storing up solutions for business

In the midst of darkness, look for the light!

As a species, humankind seems to be both incredibly innovative and creative, but infinitely destructive, often both at the same time.  Throughout history, periods of warfare have been followed by great leaps in social, political and cultural development. We only have to look at the Renaissance, perhaps the period in history which influenced our current … Continue reading In the midst of darkness, look for the light!

Will we survive until The Day After Tomorrow?

I have read two really disturbing news articles this week which make me concerned that we may be too late to save ourselves from disaster. Record levels of carbon in the atmosphere National news stories have picked up that global concentrations of CO2 have reached a level in the atmosphere not seen for over three … Continue reading Will we survive until The Day After Tomorrow?