Category Archives: Think-Pieces

Waste: The elephant(s) in the room

A version of this article first appeared in the Chelgate Newsletter, Summer 2012. Early in 2012, the Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign caught the attention of the national press and media with its revelation that UK householders throw away … Continue reading

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Environmental Crime: From Ecocide, via INTERPOL, to Litter

What connects guns to gum? Genocide and graffiti are worlds apart, as are the global trade in illegal timber and nuisance parking, gangland killings and the theft of rare bird eggs, right? Wrong. They are all simply and inextricably linked … Continue reading

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Refugees in 3D: Darfur to Detroit

A Lexicon of Discrimination Sad to say, we are familiar with documentary features and stories on the news that speak of the plight of refugees. Stored in digital broadcast archives of Western media sources and scorched into the mind’s eye … Continue reading

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Swarm Theory

Sustainability: A collective noun Picture the scene: the Kalahari, the Pacific, or maybe simply on the Common, over the railway from your Mum’s, where you take the dog on a crisp bright Sunday after lunch… Herds of migrating wildebeest on … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Eco-Warrior Poet

Currently on the rise in corporate culture: A Rebel with a Cause, a way with words and a Boardroom backer; a Connective; a social engineer, piping up the basement to the penthouse; closing loops and opening minds, a demand teacher, … Continue reading

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Generation-S: Calling all Connectives!

The world of 21st-century business is desperately seeking Generation-S, keen to pool the Sustainability gene. Alert Personnel: Joined-up recruitment required. Wanted: the new mind-setters, the cultural shifters, the change agents. So, who are the new breed? What do they want? … Continue reading

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