COVID-19 has had an immense impact on our lives - understatement of the year! Aside the tragedy of so many deaths though it has also brought into focus the fragility of man's relationship with our planet and reinforced the issue of climate change as one of our greatest challenges. COVID-19 has highlighted the impact we … Continue reading COVID-19 and air pollution caused by travel
In my previous blog on the 'Big Picture' I talked about the typical life cycle of a plastic bottle. It is scary to think how such an outwardly harmless object can ultimately cause such a huge problem and sometimes even end up inside humans in minute amounts! The obvious solution is 're-usable' bottles and where … Continue reading The Plastic Bottle (part 2)
The 'Big Picture' is essentially the reverse of the 'Little Picture'. In as much as every positive thing we do is a small step towards giant leaps for mankind, every negative thing we do is a small step in the opposite direction. As an exmaple, think about the lifecycle of the plastic bottle. They are … Continue reading Every plastic bottle ends up somewhere
A ‘carbon footprint’ as the name suggests, is essentially the evidence we leave behind us as we go about our daily lives. Unlike our footprints on a sandy beach however, which wash away at the next high tide, our carbon footprint remains a great deal longer. It is a measure of the amount of ‘greenhouse … Continue reading So what is a Carbon Footprint?
Travel around the world is something the majority of us love, and in some cases need to do for work. It takes us to amazing cities and places where we can benefit from new experiences and immerse ourselves in diverse cultures and languages. Whether it be for business or pleasure though there are issues we … Continue reading Greener Travel
It's 2020 and the evidence is compelling, so after much deliberation I have decided to start a Blog. Having spent 20 years in the environmental and renewable energy business I feel it is time to share my experience with the big wide world and to see if anyone else out there shares my feelings. In … Continue reading Tick Tock Tick Tock
If we all do our bit, and this starts on the home front, in a minimal way we will soon find that our individual efforts add up to big benefits for us all. Over the coming months I will go into lots of ways to improve our individual impact on our local environment. Believe it … Continue reading Small Steps = Giant Leaps