Do Not Be Fooled

What is truth? It is easy in these post truth days to become confused by the conflicting messages portrayed in the media, many of which are centred on climate change and sustainability. Michael Gove during the run up to the UK EU referendum said that we “have had enough with experts.” In the interests of…

What Have Mothering Sunday and Earth Hour Got In Common?

This weekend we have Earth Hour on Saturday at 8.30 – 9.30pm and Mothering Sunday. And I think I have found the link between the two… Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent, not to be confused with the American festival Mothers’ Day. Historically it was expected in the middle of Lent that people…

3 leaves of ‘Green’ for your St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is well celebrated across the UK with the consumption of Guinness, lots of singing and partying into the earlier hours of the morning. The streets become a sea of green with flags, hats and banners (Green is our favourite colour too) – in celebration of a missionary from the 5th Century in…

Women & Climate Change – Sisters are doing too much for themselves

  Today, Wednesday 8th March 2017, is International Women’s Day and I thought it would be appropriate to think about women around the world whose lives are impacted by our changing climate. Women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change mostly because they make up the majority of the world’s poorest population and…

Sustainable Palm Oil – does it do what it says on the tin?

The other day I came across a RSPO accreditation on a jar of chocolate spread  for sustainable palm oil which got me thinking if this actually does on the ground what they say they are doing? Food and other products will have both direct and indirect impacts on climate change due to the land use…

Communication is key

Our team of Chartered Professionals have attended a number of events this week all concerning the importance of communication. These included the annual Warwickshire Waste Partnership Conference, the Introduction to Communications in the Waste and Resources Industry event hosted by CIWM (Chartered Institute of Waste Management) and the Environmental Leaders Conference hosted by Shropshire Wildlife…