Behaviour change

A tale of solar panels, crazy planners and a threat to future generations!

It’s impossible for me to get involved in each and every planning dispute that people ask me about – there are so many!

Get wind of Liam

The dense patchwork of houses, roads, skyscrapers, parks and cafés stitch together our urban landscape.

Energy control in action

New developments are hatching in the energy team at Forum for the Future, and I, for one, am very excited about it.

The return of handwriting

Maddening news for those of us who have never quite managed the flowing cursive we hoped for....handwriting is back. Recent evidence suggests that connecting with our roots, and actually hand-writing something rather than typing it produces additional signals in the brain.

Neighbourhood? How about an agrihood?

A community outside Phoenix has, rather ambitiously, named itself Agritopia. Apparently it is one of an increasing number of 'agrihoods': a residential area with a farm at its centre.

Porritt: What if recycling isn’t the first step to environmental engagement?

If we want to tackle waste, we have to “regulate the hell out of this whole under-performing mess” – says (a little bit of) Jonathon Porritt.

OpenIDEO community rises to CCE’s Recycling Challenge

Duncan Jefferies reports on the final Challenge Workshop of CCE’s 11-week Recycling Challenge – and reveals the winning ideas.

Sharing strangers

We’re all busy people. While we’re running around getting on with our lives, it’s incredibly easy to forget that there’s a staggering 7 billion other people doing exactly the same thing.

Connecting to what makes us feel alive might help us enable #theBIGshift

Trying to shift systems can be an exhausting journey. People and organisations can feel lost in the enormous task of navigating the complex challenges of sustainability. At Forum we too can feel overwhelmed.

The commercial case strengthens for a sustainable supply strategy

Food and drink manufacturing businesses can identify critical ingredients using a new guide, Sustainable Sourcing – Five Steps Towards Managing Supply Chain.