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How to be Green – just start!

I’ve started running again, it’s been about 6 months so I’m a bit slowly than normal and normally I’m slow. Anyway, as I was running / fast walking across the harbour bridge this morning I was overtaken by quite a few fit runners, you know the ones with the long socks, and I started thinking […]

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Future Sustainable Workplace – Is it Herman Miller’s Public Office Landscape?

The latest project from Herman Miller called ‘Public Office Landscape’ explores the latest trends and research that indicate that collaboration is coupled with mobility and we are tending to need to spend less time tethered to a workstation. The project was designed by Fuse Project and allows for endless flexibility in how the desks, casual […]

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How to be green – ask yourself what next, what now?

We get it drummed into us at an early age to complete our tasks – we get rewarded for finishing out homework or completing an exam. Being green doesn’t work like that. Seth Godin I get a lot of inspiration from Seth Godin’s books and from his blog, I recently starting reading “Whatcha gonna do […]

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What is sustainability – don’t try and hide your own consumption by lying about someone else’s

One of my pet hates is using data in a misleading way to hide your own misgivings and this one is fairly blatant. On treehugger a few days ago an article was published about a Chinese pork producer proposing a purchase of America’s largest pork producer – Smithfield. Now, yes any developing country buying a […]

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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 – The Internet of Things

The third in the series of posts about McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technologies, and one that being a nerd I absolutely love – The Internet of Things or Big Data. This one is huge for planners and local councils. Along with increasing mobile internet useage we are seeing a rapid increase in the number […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Automation of Knowledge Work

The second in a series inspired by the McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technology report, this post considers the impact of the Automation of Knowledge Work. The first post considered mobile internet as a disruptor, the idea that as mobile internet speeds increase, the ‘place’ that we do work will dramatically change. The ability to […]

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