Category Archives: Sustainability

River Avon

Should the River Avon and River Marden be granted Legal Rights?

A couple of days ago I listened to a fantastic and informative zoom talk given by the Friends of the River Marden hosted by Avon Needs Trees. The talk described the fascinating aquatic ecosystems in the River Marden, and the River Avon at Chippenham. At the end of the talk I asked the question – […]

Solar panels on a low carbon build

How do we build Zero Carbon?

For almost all of us we rarely have the opportunity to change the fabric of our home or business premises. But given we need to be carbon neutral by 2050 and ideally a lot quicker, the new buildings we construct today, be they homes or business premises will last a very long time. We also […]

Maud Heath's Causeway

Seventh Generation Decision Making

I’ve recently come across the work of philosopher Roman Krznaric and his excellent book The Good Ancestor. An idea that particularly struck home was the concept of Seventh Generation Decision making and the value of Deep Stewardship. In our fast moving world if you were to ask a career politician to make major policy decisions […]

Life Below Water – Plastic Pollution

United Nations Sustainability goal 14 looks at life below the water (1). The UN goals says… As much as 8 million tonnes of plastic is entering the oceans every year. That’s a rubbish truck a minute dumped into the ocean somewhere in the world. The micro-plastics overlap with the food prey of many marine animals, […]

What is Sustainability?

Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. – Naturalist Sir David Attenborough speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored […]