THE WORD ON SUSTAINABILITY: Economics, Environment & Social Equity
Author: Jim McClelland
Sustainable Futurist, Publisher, Editor and Journalist, Jim McClelland is also a regular Speaker and Chair on the events circuit, Strategic Media Consultant and the Curator at sustmememagazine.com. His interests include: Clean + Green, CSR, Built Environment, Smart Cities and Swarm Theory.
New writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric — looks at the lessons that the construction industry can learn from other sectors, Being such a big, hungry and dirty beast, construction stands apart as a sustainability challenge. Taming this beast is a monster ask — and the industry needs all the help it can get, including the input of ideas and innovations drawn from elsewhere. Fresh perspectives and new thinking could perhaps come from some relatively unlikely sources, such as cars, fashion or even food. The point is… construction needs to be open and receptive, plus a quick study — so, please click the link to read the post in full and explore some of the possibilities for ‘Construction: lessons to be learned‘.
New writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the rise of Formula E, the all-electric Grand Prix series, Now in its sixth year, Formula E has added not only new automaker teams for the new season – Mercedes Benz and Porsche – but also more major global brands as sponsor partners. As testing begins ahead of the first road race in the rather unlikely location of Saudi Arabia, my piece explores what this high-profile-but-zero-emissions sporting extravaganza says about the rise of electric vehicles worldwide, the countries and cities involved, plus the mainstreaming of the marketing push. Please click the link to read the post in full and learn how this ‘E-revolution hits the road‘.
New writing…My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the prospects for the hydrogen economy, particularly in the world of transport. Hydrogen-fuelled planes, trains and… bikes, as well as headline-grabbing cars, have all been in the news recently, but does that mean the technology is finally mainstreaming? What about heating buildings and homes? Is the time now right for the most abundant element on the planet to help hasten our exit from fossil fuels? Please click the link to read the post in full and learn more about ‘Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble?‘