Regenerative Sustainability in Nine Graphics

This was an early access post for Regenerator Patrons. Here are nine regenerative graphics and charts that have shaped, and are shaping, my sustainability thinking and may inspire others., There are a number that I have created, inspired by regenerative thinking from others. Some concepts are a few years old now and well established but […]

Plastic: Are we good ancestors?

Plastic is the substance that has served as our most perfect container – and that now overwhelms our systems of containment. Robert Macfarlane, Underland Along with friends from the Longridge Environment Group I had the opportunity to co-view the Story of Plastic film recently courtesy of Chester and District FoE. The film was scheduled for […]

What If …

What if we lived in a time when the human imagination flourished and anything felt possible. It was back in 2008 when I first came across Rob Hopkins through his Transition Handbook. This helped shape a lot of my sustainability thinking at the time, (Time for built environment transition?) and in turn participation in Transition Town […]

Thoughts on FutureBuild 2019 – 2030

Eco Build had been renamed as Future Build to focus on built environment innovation for the future, whilst retaining an eco, sustainability theme. From a brief attendance on the first day here are a few comments, the good the bad and the ugly. Giving nature a home More than one stand promoted their product or […]

Keynotes + Talks (2020)

Zoom Regenerative (ZR) Exploring pathways for a regenerative future, post lockdown, in a Time of Corona … Celebrating Regenerative Buzz, Thinking and Activity with Guests from around the world Zoom Regenerative (ZR) is hosted zoom event with a wonderfully engaged and growing community that will cover regenerative themes from Cycling to Energy, from Regenerative Business to […]

Recent Reading …

This is the first in a regular series covering pieces I have been reading online that I think are worthy of further sharing. Followers on twitter, linkedin and to a lesser degree on Instgram will be aware that I regularly share items relating to sustainability, the built environment and our relationship with the outdoors and […]

Regenerative sustainability: enabling people and planet to thrive.

The Lithuanian Green Build Council conference in Vilnius, attracting over 100 from the world built environment Real Estate, Design, Contruction, Product Manufacturers, Facilities Managers and Investors, asked the question ‘Sustainability what is it’? It was a privilege to kick-off presentations, following an opening address from the Republic of Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment, sharing insights from […]

Planting Trees to balance Construction Carbons

We often asked by Constructco2 users, can we offset by planting trees on site and if so how much carbon is ‘offset’? The response can be complicated – but that’s not a reason not to balance construction carbon emissions through increasing living carbon in trees and other living eco systems.  Before diving in to the […]

Regenerative Sustainability Design Training School

Following the successful COST Restore Lancaster Training School in 2017, applications are invited for the second Training School to be held in Malaga, Spain in October  2018 offering a wonderful learning opportunity for students and practitioners looking to advance their skills at the interface of sustainability, #BIM, digital construction and regenerative design #CostRestore    Regenerative Design: […]

Cities as an Eco System?

A comment and question after the talk in Liverpool led to an interesting pre-dinner networking discussion. Are cities an ecosystem? For a short response the answer is yes, but, as in all eco systems, its complex, but makes for a great theme for future Specifi talks! The question was prompted by my showing of the […]