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Taking your time

Heathrow has been talking about putting in a new runway for some 30 years. In that time China has built 30 new runways (at least!). Sometimes it is…

Sand Dunes

If you take the ferry from Noosaville to Noosa Heads near Brisbane, the driver of the boat will tell you all sorts of stories about the area. One…

All or nothing

On a recent flight I watched a documentary about the health care system in the US. I had heard before that the US spends more money than the…

Empty Promises

A few months ago we had to replace the light bulbs just outside our garage. We went to Home Depot, the local home everything store, and spent 20…

History in the making

Recently I read a story about the history of ice in England. The story starts at Lake Wenham near Boston in the US where, in 1844, the Wenham…

Me or the planet

For years I have done a lot of research on the products that we buy in our house and use on a daily basis. I look for products…

Consistency

The city of Sydney has recycling bins all over the city. They are easy to find and are placed right next to garbage bins to make it even…

Grass

Did you know that in the US lawns cover 50,000 square miles? That is more than three times the number of acres that irrigated corn covers, and more…

Control

Cities around the world have been battling graffiti for years. One popular spot for graffiti and tagging artists are the traffic control boxes which are usually pretty unattractive…

A second edition

Good news! The Sustainable MBA book keeps going from strength to strength, well enough that I am now working on the second edition which should be out sometime…

Colourful

In London while on the bus (one of my favourite spots) we recently drove past a large group of people standing outside in a park next to a…

Bowling

I love hearing stories of things that nature can do or that nature produces that humans have not been able to successfully replicate. Earlier in the year I…

Is Greenwashing dead?

So there is this brand (which I won’t name), which stands for everything sustainability doesn’t. It is all about cheap, throwaway, one use, bad quality, a lot of…

Survival of the fittest

As you may have guessed from past blog posts I like sitting up at the top in the front row of the big red double decker buses in…

London Business School – class of 2014

Last year all the incoming students at London Business School were given copies of The Sustainable MBA in their welcome packs. Just a few weeks ago the new…

Making the impossible possible

As a cyclist in a big city, trying to find space on roads is always a challenge. In Houston I once asked someone why the city doesn’t put…

Big Red Tomatoes

If you had a choice between two tomatoes, a red one and a green one, which one would you choose? I’m guessing you would say the red one….

Lots of bars of soap

I have just returned from a two week trip to Brazil to attend the Rio+20 conference. So much happened, interesting speakers, networking, projects I had never heard of…

Rio+20 in Brazil

This June will see representatives from governments, the UN, major groups, business and a range of international organisations come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN…

Dealing with Sustainability

Recently, a neighbour’s property was covered with leaves so they called someone to come to deal with the problem. The person they hired dealt with it – they…