environment Category

How to be green – Call it the way it is!

This one is simple, it’s all in the words. Well done GPT for continuing to think outside the box. They have done a little make over in the retail space below their headquarters at the MLC Centre on Martin Place in Sydney, simple but effect things. And renaming the ‘garbage’ bin to ‘landfill’ is so […]

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How to be green – in China

I am in China at the moment presenting at the Corenet Global Summit in Shanghai about future sustainable workplaces and as I always do while I am here I caught up on what’s happening in China from the China Daily newspaper. Some interesting times ahead for Green China, here are some snippets – mass urbanisation, […]

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China coal, mind the gap and future global energy use

There has been a lot of coverage over the last week about China now consuming more coal than the rest of the world combined, also about how China wants cap its coal use at 4bn tonnes but that could hamper growth and how bad it is that China is now the highest carbon emitter in […]

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Maybe they know something we don’t!

A 2003 global inventory of flora and fauna from across the globe found that “on average plants and animals are shifting their ┬áranges about six kilometres towards the poles and six metres higher in elevation every decade.” “Over the past thirty years phonological cycles – the annual rhythm of plant flowering, bird migrations, birthing babies […]

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Convenience or adventure and happiness?

Convenience comes at a price, it also comes at cost to the environment but is it costing us our sense of adventure and connection? I watched a movie recently that is set part in the 1950s, there is a scene where a lady has travelled by boat and train from America to Paris. Her sister […]

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Another one bites the dust – mitigation to adaptation

In a recent article on Climate Spectator, Ziggy Switkowski a self proclaimed climate change believer strongly suggested that maybe we need to focus on adaptation rather than mitigation. Ziggy joins a number of significant thought leaders around the world who are leaning towards a focus on adaptation, my recent post of Germany’s redirection being one […]

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Innovation is…

We often get asked when working on a new building ‘what’s new, what innovations are there at the moment’. We here news stories and read articles on the latest geoengineering solution that is going to save us all, or a new biomimicry invention that will solve our finite resource problems. When you start to dig […]

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