Reactions to Tesco pulling out of eco towns

I havent posted on the developments within eco towns recently, but with the decision being delayed until early 2009 and Tescos pulling out there is plenty of comment on media sites and blogs: for example: Tesco’s decision ‘is good for democracy’ Cambridge Evening News – Cambridge,England,UK Cllr David Bard, SCDC portfolio holder for new communities, […]

now wash your hands …

I am always amazed at how a strategically important sector such as Facilities Management has somehow elevated the washroom, toilet maintenance sector to be of utmost strategic import. Now I can already hear the moans from facilities managers, as this space may be invaded, at the excellent and innovative Welsh Assembly proposal for businesses to […]

the sustainable way

I am delighted to be supporting the NW premier sustainability conference – The Sustainable Way – scheduled for October 29th – 30th . Details can be found on the event website with registration form, and some great influential key note speakers to be confirmed very shortly, but here are the salient features: Ambition and aspiration […]

ultimate job offer?

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success” Shackleton’s advert for the original crew is surely one of the classic job descriptions, as indeed is the manner in which he selected his team. And now 100 years […]

the future of conferences?

The organisers of the be2camp event met on-line late Monday evening (well it was breakfast in Sydney, tea time in Illinois, and late here in the UK!) to continue with the development of this project and event.  The agenda and arrangements are now shaping up very nicely. (It was noted that this event development and […]

pPod – a new housing carbon challenge

English Partnerships have issued a Vision for a ‘community of the future’ in a press release today announcing the next carbon callenge project: The development of an innovative, zero carbon neighbourhood in the centre of Peterborough moved a step closer today as pPod – a consortium consisting of Morris Homes, Gentoo Homes, and Browne Smith […]

eco facilities management for government?

The UK  Government has come under criticism recently for not tackling environmental issues with enough vigour to be seen as a role model or exemplar, and failing to meet its own targets. See: the Sustainable Development Commission report two thirds of departments were not on track to meet the target of reducing emissions by 12.5 […]