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Inspired in Holland

I was privileged to be invited join the Interface Sustainability Ambassadors in Holland to hear about their progress and plans in Mission Zero – the company’s very real attempt to make the principles of sustainable development the practical basis of profits and success. They are on target: nearly zero waste and a 98% reduction in […]

Adding Certainty to Communications on Climate Change

George Marshall from COIN has sent us a guide to communicating on the topic of climate change. Uncertainty has become an argument for discrediting climate science and for delaying policy responses – but if communicated effectively, it can be a stimulus for action. A compact and comprehensive new guide to communicating uncertainty aimed at scientists, […]

Engage The Whole Person – Its About More Than Facts

There is a limit to how much you can engage a person by appealing to rationality based on scientific fact. Sometimes only a poem or song will get the message across. Here are some fine examples from The Guardian website including two from Welsh poets Robert Minhinnick and Gillian Clarke http://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/keep-it-in-the-ground-a-poem-a-day

Emergence Partnership

The Value and Joys of Working in Partnership

Most people probably think of Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales in the context of its foundation in 2002 by members of civic society and the Welsh Government and its subsequent contract work on The Well-being of Future Generations Act and support for The Sustainable Futures Commissioner. What people may not be aware of however is that in […]