Will the Olympics win the green regeneration game?

Monday, 30 July 2012 by Martin Wright
Tags: Cities , Construction

Restorative ecology was at the heart of the winning bid. But how well do the slick sporting venues sit alongside the city’s biodiversity plans?

Aaron Peirsol: why swimming's just like golf

Friday, 27 July 2012 by Amy Kao
Tags: Consumer engagement

Olympic record holder makes the case for sustainability in a "sport that uses a lot of water"

The Olympics are a platform for change, says gold medallist Jill Savery

Friday, 27 July 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Communications , Consumer engagement, Leadership

Jill Savery is a former Olympic swimmer and currently Head of Sustainability for the America’s Cup Event Authority. We asked her how the Games could shape the future.

What to think of the Games? Ask the birds, says Smit

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Cities , Procurement

From procurement to construction to biodiversity, London 2012 has raised the bar, says Tim Smit, Chief Executive of the Eden Project and a London 2012 Sustainability Ambassador.

“An extraordinary quality of leadership”: Porritt on the Games

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 by Jonathon Porritt
Tags: Cities , Leadership

Jonathon Porritt, Chair of the London 2012 Sustainability Ambassadors Group, explains what the ambition for London to have organised “the most sustainable summer Olympics of modern times” actually means. 

Participatory mapping: the next Jungle Book?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 by Katie Shaw
Tags: Education, Leadership

Amazon Watch coordinator Gregor MacLennan talks about his work with communities to preserve ecosystems, and his journey since graduating from Forum for the Future’s Masters programme.

Feeding plastic waste to fungi

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Forests

Mushrooms are one of the planet’s most effective natural recycling systems. Can they help us fix our landfill problem? 

Can retrofit enhance urban ecosystems?

Friday, 03 February 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Cities , Construction

Taking account of natural surroundings when planning a retrofit can reduce heating costs, create a more pleasant environment and even boost profits.

Construction company puts biodiversity on its agenda

Friday, 27 January 2012 by Anna Simpson
Tags: Forests

Lafarge transforms old quarry sites to give a new home to indigenous flora and fauna.

Big Brother gone green?

Friday, 11 November 2011 by Hugh Knowles
Tags: ICT

The revolution in remote monitoring should help solve environmental problems, but might it also increase our distance from the natural world? Hugh Knowles and Martin Wright investigate.
 

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