Planning our land and lives, NPPF

Planning our land and lives, NPPF

The National Planning Policy Framework, NPPF, lays out what we the community expect of development. It also makes it clear to those developing our urban and rural habitats, what we aspire to and what we expect. The NPPF has been seen by some as a ‘shackle’ that...

Zero Waste Shops

Zero waste retail outlets are in fact nothing new. However, you’d have to go back a very long time to find them on our high streets. Under the radar, they are making a concerted effort to become a force to be reckoned with as one seems to be opening or due to...
COP23 – We are still in

COP23 – We are still in

No one was expecting big decisions at COP (Conference of the Parties) 23 in Bonn in November 2017. Instead, it paved the way for rules that will set the Paris Agreement in motion, the deadline for this rulebook to be finished is 2018. A major talking point during the...
Waste Isn’t Rubbish

Waste Isn’t Rubbish

2017 was dominated by the rubbish strike. Bin bags piling up in the streets, rats returning and your recycling going into the incinerator. The resolution of the dispute was the staff to keep their jobs and have a new responsibility to help householders to recycle...
Stand up to Racism and Climate Justice

Stand up to Racism and Climate Justice

At the ‘Stand up to Racism’ conference in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd December the many parallels between racist viewpoints and policies and the causes of climate refugees were discussed. Hundreds of millions of people in Syria, sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and South...

Population Sustainability

We are facing (and causing) an environmental crisis. Wild animal populations have plummeted in recent years, global temperatures are rising, our forests are disappearing and the seas are polluted. 10,000 years ago the Earth had to sustain just a few million people....