Tag Archive for 'Sustainability'

Guernsey’s achilles heel is food and energy security

November 15th, 2012 by Toby Birch

The consultation published in February 2012 on Guernsey’s Economic Development Strategy by Oxford Economics shows yet again that we have resorted to UK consultants when a wealth of knowledge is available locally. The report commences with a quote from an economics Nobel Prize winner, underscoring our servile addiction to ‘growth’. To be fair, it does […]

Making the London 2012 Olympics the most sustainable Games ever

October 29th, 2012 by Duncan Gray

As Guernsey’s Lee Merrien and Heather Watson, and Sark’s Carl Hester, trained to be ready for the London 2012 Olympics others were planning for success of a different kind; to make London 2012 the most sustainable Olympic Games ever. London 2012 had five sustainability themes: climate change waste biodiversity healthy living inclusion There were some […]

2degrees webinar on sustainability for small businesses on 10 July

July 3rd, 2012 by 2degrees

The 2degrees webinar Sustainability for small businesses: overcoming the barriers occurs on Tuesday 10 July 2012 at 11 am (British Summer Time) and 6.00 am (Eastern Daylight Time). With energy prices projected to continue increasing, small businesses are being squeezed from various angles. Might this squeeze be preventing sustainability from becoming mainstream? Helena Wright of […]

Are the Guernsey business sector and the public service provision sector sharing the burden together?

October 7th, 2011 by Julian Winser

Is Corporate Social Responsibility just the latest management tool, or is there a demonstrable relevance for Guernsey by way of sharing the burden of social provision? I will start this by highlighting the principal differences between the two types of organisation that would be involved in the ‘sharing of the burden’ mentioned above – and […]

Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor to DEFRA, speaks about food security, climate change and our natural environment

March 19th, 2011 by Professor Robert Watson

This is an edited transcript of the presentation by Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), to the SDUK Conference on 17 March 2011 at the QE II Conference Centre in Westminster, London —– “We already know enough to act much better than we are […]

UK AWARE sustainable living show, London Olympia 25 & 26 March 2011

March 15th, 2011 by UK AWARE

The UK AWARE contemporary sustainable living show takes place at Olympia 2, Hammersmith Road, London from 10 am to 6 pm on the 25 and 26 March 2011. The show hosts an excellent seminar programme on sustainability issues. The exhibition is a one stop shop for contemporary sustainable living and 2011 will be the fourth […]

HTF Annual Conference – Climate Change: Mitigation & Adaptation in historic towns

October 6th, 2010 by Events

Historic Towns Forum is holding their annual conference in Oxford, UK on 20 to 22 October 2010.  The main day of presentations is 21 October. The subject of this year’s conference is “Climate Change: mitigation and adaptation in historic towns. The conference will cover flood strategies for historic towns, renewable energy including wind turbines, low […]

Sticky: An Earthcast web based seminar on ‘Sustainable Transport Policy’ on 11 August 2010

August 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Earthscan are holding a one hour earthcast on Sustainable Transport Policy on 11 August 2010 at 5 pm.  This earthcast allows you to experience an audio-visual presentation on your computer.  To attend this presentation register here. Free seminars are offered by Earthscan to promote the books they publish.  The Sustainable Transport Policy earthcast will present […]

Transition Network Conference 2010

May 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Transition Network.org has organised a conference in Seale Hayne, Cornwall from 12 to 14 June 2010 with speakers addressing many issues on creating sustainable communities. The presentations include: Energy descent planning; Diversity: Building a Resilient and Just Transition; Communities, Councils and carbon – what we can do if governments won’t; Energy supply companies – […]

Sustainable Schools raises standards and enhances well-being

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The paper “Evidence of the Impact of sustainable schools” provides evidence that being a sustainable school raises standards and enhances well-being.  The paper is written for leadership teams in primary and secondary schools.