Change takes time. The majority of this time should be in the planning and consultation, thus enabling a swifter, more satisfactory implementation stage.
Sadly, the lack of planning and respect for the residents in the Stoke-on-Trent solar panels case does reputational damage to the whole renewables industry.
Young Climate Change Activist Roughing Negative Press There’s been a lot of controversy over Greta Thunberg’s recent sailing across the Atlantic to New York. She’s due to attend the UN Climate Action Summit later in September. The 16 year old, who has greater courage...read more
Sustainable Business and Design Thinking Work on planning new developments has taught me one thing is for sure. Achieving your business goals and sustainable outcomes cannot be done in isolation. Both are necessary elements for ensuring a secure and resilient future....read more
Inspiring Leadership – It’s Inside All of Us “Have you ever had a bad boss?” That was the opening line at a speaker event I recently attended. Most of the people in the room sheepishly raised their hands. It’s sad, but not surprising there’s so many of them out there....read more
Travel Plans for the Workplace and Clean Air Zones ‘Easy wins’ are things you can achieve with great results, especially when they are not too complex or costly to implement. A Workplace Travel Plan is part of sustainability planning which can reap rewards – with a...read more
The recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report paints a grim picture of the planet’s future, yet at the same time there’ is still room for optimism. We have a window of opportunity to respond to the global environmental challenges which humanity...read more
England football fever may be over, but there’s much for Gareth Southgate to build on following his team’s wonderful foray as far as the semi-finals. Plus, I learnt a valuable lesson under the heading “You Only Know What You Know.” Learning from a Failed Event I’m old...read more
Sustainability and the Survey Introducing a Sustainability Programme needs commitment, not just from the management. To be truly meaningful, everyone in the organisation should be on board and involved. But do you know what your employees are thinking? An employee...read more
If you’ve been tasked with ‘Environment’, the chances are communication won’t be your top skill. Whether you gained the role as an add-on to Health and Safety, or it’s your qualification or because it’s your personal interest, communicating the environmental message...read more
Understanding How Critical Behaviours Enable Change If you want the people around you to change, you need to understand exactly how you want them to perform differently. That applies to both sustainability actions and any other daily activities. To...read more
Using Sustainable Development Goals for Business Introducing the Goals If you haven’t heard of the goals per se, let alone, how you can use the Sustainable Development Goals for business, you’re not alone. And yet, the goals are an amazing tool for creating a sense of...read more
Are You Clear on Your Waste Compliance Requirements? You Might be Breaking the Law! TWO THIRDS of UK businesses are not compliant with waste regulation. Many simply don’t know they have to be and others may not be keeping up with the latest regulation. Are you one of...read more
Reducing Food Waste; A Sustainability Case Study Developing a System and a Culture Within an Organisation Food waste is a particular bug-bear of mine. When you consider that here in the UK, £13 billion worth of perfectly good food is thrown away every year . Whilst...read more
ISO14001 - The Environmental Management System Standard For many organisations, international standards are viewed as an essential part of their workplace practices. Alongside Quality Standards and Health and Safety, the Environmental Management System supports vital...read more
Coral Mountain is celebrating its first anniversary in October with the launch of our new website. Look out for updates and lots of information about running an environmentally conscious business, as well as our news. It’s all going to be in this section of the...read more