environment Category

How to be green – don’t save the Panda?

A bit controversial this one and I am not sure what I think about the suggestion but I thought I would share it. An article from Bloomberg suggests that we shouldn’t be prolonging the inevitable demise of the Panda and that Darwinism isn’t for crybabies. But maybe Oscar Wilde was right. “The first test of […]

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How to be green – Green It Yourself

One of the great things about our technology revolution is the increased connection and sharing of ideas, particularly the sharing of ideas about how to be green. In this post I will cover three examples of online movements about how to be green from improving what you already have, to repurposing what you are about […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Net Energy Cliff!

The McKinsey name for this one was Advanced Gas and Oil Exploration but I was struggling to see a positive so I have renamed it Net Energy Cliff. This is the eleventh in my series on the McKinsey and Company 12 disruptive technologies and their potential impact on the built environment. First up why don’t […]

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How to be green – lessons from Zero Landfill Man

We take waste quite seriously in the office. We have a worm farm for food waste, we grow some food on the balcony, we take our plastic bags to Coles for recycling, we do… quite a bit but we have never managed to get to zero to landfill. We have also found that what we […]

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Waste not want not – NSW landfills full by 2030

I read two very different pieces of information this week. The first was a report on treehugger about the city of Oslow running out of rubbish and the second was about Sydney running out of landfill space to bury our rubbish. How can the two problems co-exist? Well, in Oslow they use their rubbish to […]

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How to be green – admit you’re a hypocrite

I read this recently from a blogger called Scott Bartlett, awesome writer and a shame he is giving up his blog called Batshite. Anyway, back to the title – it’s challenging but very true. As Scott say’s “All right, environmentalists: I think it’s time for us to come clean. We don’t belong to a select […]

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How to be green – in Somerset

I grew up in Somerset, in England. It’s a very beautiful part of the world. When I was younger there was a lot of local market garden fruit and veg grown in and around my home town. By the time I had left England to move to Australia the majority of the local fruit and […]

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