Questioning Sustainability

Again the question of what we mean by sustainability has arisen from various directions, and will, no doubt, continue to do so … Prompted by reading Lloyd Alters recent post in Treehugger, here are my thoughts … Lloyd Alter in his TreeHugger post What’s a Better Term for Sustainable Design, calls for a vote between […]

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 […]

From Construction to Prostruction

COST RESTORE‘s third working group kicked off in Koper, Slovenia in June, continuing the regenerative themes of working groups 1 and 2, seeking to bring about a paradigm shift in the way we approach construction and building operations. Working group one addressed concepts of regenerative built environment within the language we use, through our social […]

4 Laws of Ecology: Revisited

I undertook the task earlier this week of reviewing references for our upcoming RESTORE working group publication {Sustainability, Restorative to Regenerative}. One of those references was to Barry Commoner’s popular quote and definition on ecology, that the first law of ecology is that everything is connected. This lead me to pick up a copy and […]

Gaining a deeper understanding of sustainability.

A reminder that there only a few days remaining to apply for our funded RESTORE Training School to be held in November. Restorative sustainability will move us beyond the intersection of ‘old’ and ‘new’ sustainability, and attending this training school will equip you with knowledge and greater understanding for the new emerging sustainability era.. In […]

Back to School with Restorative Sustainability

What is Restorative Sustainability and why is Education so vital? Working with Class of your Own, it is a pleasure to be organising and directing the first Training School for the RESTORE Cost Action to be held in Lancaster, between 14th and 17th November 2017. The RESTORE Action aims at a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and […]

Restorative Sustainability Research Visit Opportunities

RESTORE STSMs APPLY for a RESTORE Short Term Scientific Mission ! Interested in bringing Restorative Sustainability expertise to your country? Then apply for STSM within a Specific Areas of Interest. Short Term Scientific Missions in RESTORE STSMs are research visits to a host institution where the applicant will perform research activities that advance the objectives of […]

Talking, Sharing, Launching

My 2017 diary is shaping up with some great and exciting presentations & talks, sharing insights from FutuREstorative, introducing the Living Building Challenge, launching more collaboratives in the UK and launching RESTORE, our European COST restorative sustainability research programme. And more… Jan 11th Preston Sharing insights from FutuREstorative, Living Building Challenge along with healthy buildings topics such […]