1. Have we gone past the turning point?

    In the early eighties I read Fritjof Capra’s classic book, in which he described Earth and the global civilization as having reached “The Turning Point”.


  2. Just start

    Dan Barwick is an eco entrepreneur.  A few years ago he risked his family’s future on making compost. Today he runs Turfnet, the largest landscaping and composting company in Johannesburg and has branched into managing the production of vermicast (he’s “managing” because, as he says, “the worms do all the work, I just make sure that […]


  3. Q&A: Sustainable cities – a modern legend (Part 2)

    As part of a focus on city brands, Joseph Oliver, London Leader 2008, London Sustainable Development Commission, examines the concept of ‘sustainable cities’ with Tom Holmes.


  4. Q&A: Sustainable cities – a modern legend (Part 1)

    As part of a focus on city brands, Tom Holmes examines the concept of ‘sustainable cities’ with Joseph Oliver, London Leader 2008, London Sustainable Development Commission.


  5. The balance in life

    Just over 20 years ago, I wrote a book with two prominent environmentalists – Brian Huntley and Roy Siegfried – about the future environmental possibilities for South Africa. The model we used in the book was that human wellbeing had to be a balance between economic development, quality of life and environmental health.


  6. Saying no is easier than saying yes

    The challenge for sustainability programmes are ensuring that they become internalised through the organisation; not just the whim of the CEO or of a micro-group of enthusiasts.


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