Bioplastics – Eco-friendly and Sustainable, right? Wrong…

Almost two years ago now, when the anti-plastic revolution hit its peak outcry I started working for a sustainability consultancy in Oxford. This was just after the release of Blue Planet's final episode which shocked and haunted viewers by depicting albatross feeding their chicks plastic and dolphins at risk of exposing their new-born calves to … Continue reading Bioplastics – Eco-friendly and Sustainable, right? Wrong…

Could food education save the world?

There's something about a recent studyย published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior that got me thinking. Thinking big. Their research suggests that cooking skills developed as a young adult are likely to haveย long-term benefits for their future health, nutrition and wellbeing. But what if it isn't just their own health that learning how … Continue reading Could food education save the world?

Plastics are bad. But what’s the alternative?

The media is bursting with the sudden, violent hype around reducing our reliance on plastics and switching to 'eco-friendly' substitutes. But what exactly are we going to replace it with? And does that simply push our consumption issues elsewhere? More haste, less speed Companies are under huge pressure to reduce their plastic packaging and replace … Continue reading Plastics are bad. But what’s the alternative?

The Power of Sustainable Design in Public Green Space

Public space is so important for the health and well-being of our communities, our wildlife and for the environmental sustainability of our cities. This TEDx Talk highlights fantastically what can be achieved to meet the needs of everyone, as well as economic prosperity. Adrian Benep, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for … Continue reading The Power of Sustainable Design in Public Green Space