Challenge puts wind in kids’ sails

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Think back to the time before Blue Planet II, before omnipresent coverage of the problem of ocean plastic pollution and of the call to action. That’s when the principal of a south coast primary school and club secre­tary of the Queen Mary Sailing Club first started planning what...

Are you Nerfed about Brexit?

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It’s potentially a worrying time for the many hundreds and thousands of people who work in the environmental sector, from marine conservation, forestry and wildlife sanctuaries to technical consultancy, farming and the humble bin man. What might happen in a post-Brexit...

Grocery revolution

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Finally… the home straight! env23’s research report for new CIWM President, Margaret Bates, is due for publication shortly. But what’s it all about? The short version: we’re on the cusp of a revolution. The technology available to consumers –...

Make your #pledge4plastics

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env23 is working with the national #pledge4plastics initiative to deliver an engagement campaign on Britain’s best beach, Bournemouth. The home-from-home campaign is reaching directly to locals, day-trippers and holiday makers visiting the world class resort during the...

Phew! Renewable iMessages

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Did you know…? Probably the quirkiest “Earth Day” headline – your iMessages are powered by renewable energy. That’s the claim made by Apple in an advert (you can watch it up there in the header ^^). Apple is investing in 4GW of renewable energy...

Our common inheritance

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“Mr. Meeks, time to inherit the earth…” The words of John Keating, played by Robin Williams, in Dead Poets Society from BITD (i.e. 1989). A fantastic film, instructive and reflective in so many ways. And today is one that is reflective for me, considering the...

Infrastructure’s footprint

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In this article for CIWM published today, 11 February 2016, env23’s John Twitchen argues that the National Infrastructure Commission offers a real opportunity to embed sustainability for a generation. “The birth of the pathway to sustainable infrastructure,...

If you’ve done some good stuff, shout about it!

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So, you’ve had a good year? A mega year? Maybe just an average year. But that thing you did, it was great! Right? env23’s John Twitchen will be a judge of this year’s National Recycling Awards, the industry’s most prestigious. The ones everyone wants to...

Creative communications – show your digital side

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env23’s John Twitchen was invited by MRW to guest edit a section of the latest edition of the magazine, with a focus on creative communications for the resource management sector. The content challenges the sector to grasp social media and show its digital side, especially...

Circular you-know-what

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So, will the circular economy package around the same time as the #COP21 melee make a difference? We are likely to see progress by major corporations, although it is debatable whether this will be because of or in spite of the package. There is certainly a lot more activity by...