Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

Last week the post brought the excellent news that my tender submissions for re-appointment as an Expert Adviser to the Heritage Lottery Fund had been successful. The Heritage Lottery Fund uses Advisers to help assess grant applications and to work with applicants to...
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Sustainability can be a hard concept to explain and interestingly one of the best talks I have heard wasn’t by a sustainability professional but by the physicist Professor Brain Cox.   He spoke at Ecobuild 2011 and used the ideas from Carl Sagan’s book...
Shake the Disease

Shake the Disease

It isn’t often that environmental issues make it into the news or prompt a meeting of the UK Government’s COBR crisis committee.  The gradual decline of a rare species may worry environmentalists but it sadly doesn’t make for dramatic headlines....
Fifteen

Fifteen

Today is a bit of a milestone for me as it marks the fifteenth anniversary of my business. Cast your mind back to the summer of 1996 – the Summer Olympic Games had just started in Atlanta, Wannabee by the Spice Girls was on the radio and the X Files were on TV....
A Rose by any other Name

A Rose by any other Name

I recently watched this fascinating film from The Guardian about the flower producing industry in Kenya and the impact on the local environment and community.   It shocked me that that the local community has to compete with the flower industry for such a vital...
Take a Chance

Take a Chance

In this climate of cuts and cost savings it is great to have some positive news. Perhaps as a reaction to economic uncertainty the number of lottery tickets sold has greatly increased. This increase is part of the reason that the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF)...
Everyone’s A Winner – The Be2awards

Everyone’s A Winner – The Be2awards

It was a gorgeous sunny day in London with clear blue skies and even a hint of spring in the air. So why on earth were so many built environment types sitting in a darkened room busily tweeting, blogging and avoiding daylight? The explanation was another great Be2camp...
The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep

The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep

The recent news that the Government is considering moving woodland in England out of state ownership has attracted a great deal of interest in the media.   Concerns range from the possible risks of reducing public access to threats to biodiversity. However none of the...