Sustainability – threat vs opportunity

By |October 3rd, 2017|Environment, Sustainability|

What do the following organisations have in common? Ecovative who grow packaging from mycelium and agricultural waste, supplying clients like Dell, Stahope Seta (and possibly IKEA soon) with biodegradable alternatives to Styrofoam and extruded plastics. Accor Hotel Group who are using food waste to grow food in productive gardens onsite and aim to have 1000 [...]

Business case: How schools can profit from doing more good

By |May 23rd, 2017|Education, Environment, Schools, Water|

Organisations have huge environmental and social impacts and the standards they set play a large part in determining whether we continue to exist on a thriving or decimated planet. Sustainable practice is a competitive edge Smart companies realise this and are turning to sustainable practices to protect their resources, their stakeholders and their future. Companies [...]

Teaching sustainability leadership through action

By |February 16th, 2017|Education, Environment, Schools|

Despite considerable integration of sustainability into the Australian Curriculum, Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standard, the question on how best teach students these skills remains. Research released last week shows humans are changing the climate of the planet 170 times faster than the natural rate experienced over the last 700 years, and in the [...]

4 lessons from big business on how to create amazingly successful sustainability programs

By |February 7th, 2017|Environment, Schools|

Effective sustainability programs have the power to transform organisations and change the world. With a good plan and dedicated resources almost every school or company can reduce costs, better secure supply of their resources, improve resilience and culture and carry towards a vision of a better future. The problem it is challenging and requires a [...]

The Pope’s encyclical is relevant for all schools

By |August 31st, 2015|Environment, Holistic management|

I have have had an intimate relationship with my environment from day dot and have studied the natural world from my childhood right through my adult life. During my time, as a scientist and researcher I have become extremely aware aware of today's environmental trends and their implications. The dramatic decline  in the numbers and diversity [...]