the point about scything...
Scything. On old skill - and a fossil fuel, healthy, productive way of harvesting grass and managing wildflower meadows..
wonderful wonderful willow
Willow is awesome. It turns wetland into better habitat, helps store water, captures carbon, creates pollinator space and offers material for baskets, walls, fencing and staking. Awesome.
Bottom feeders, top feeders and everything you can imagine in between. Ponds are a crucial part of positive water and habitat management ...
good hedges = great habitat
Didyou know...Cornish hedges are probably amongst the best in Europe....but only 1% are being managed properly. Here's how...
Do it. Then SAY you're doing it. Cos that's how you INSPIRE *others* to do it too! :)
Now CoaSTies Are Going Outside...
CoaSTies have got their internal business practices sorted and now they're going outside...
new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit
VisitEngland launches new sustainable tourism marketing tool.
venice revolts against tourism
From Vietnam to Venice the goose that lays the golden egg of profit for the travel industry is slowly being bled to death.
are champions good or bad for your business??
So - are Green Champions good or bad for your business? Talking point...
upcycling is the new black....
Refurb is just that - and common sense has finally landed. Upcycling furniture is finally getting the profile it deserves....
a quick run down on the facts of climate science
Just in case you weren't sure what the science was REALLY saying....
the bath bone's connected to the sea bone...
CoaST is working with Bude Cleaner Seas to develop bespoke towel cards - and they're doing the business!
Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone
That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)
no male invertebrate is in charge
Paul Hawkin points out something we have possibly radically underestimated. Reasons to be cheerful...
This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.
are we passing on a defiled planet?
IPCC chairman: we may "pass on a lousy, spoilt and defiled planet"
Cornwall's natural capital...
Cornwall has developed a new strategic environmental partnership (Local Nature Partnership) and it's talking a brave new world of natural capital...
The UK Office of National Statistics are hunting the holy grail...how do we measure our own well-being? Now THOSE are beans worth counting....
positive defiance in the Basque Country
There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....
the wrong beans
What if...we've been counting the wrong beans all this time? Or rather - only counting some, and missing out the most important ones??
what's nature ever done for us
Tony Juniper nails it. Wake up and smell the coffee of what the world does to keep us breathing.
the horns of a dilemma
Tim Jackson's lecture at the School of Law. Busting with positive deviance. Even economists do it. And thank God for that, we say.
we are the people we've been waiting for
Ed Gillespie tells it as it is. We Are The People We've Been Waiting For.
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!
"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about". Indeed! The words of a very wise man!
the power of ten
It's back. The CoaST annual party - noisy, exciting, and full of positive deviance. Booking form right here....crack on!
brave new money worlds
We love this. Great article - food for thought if you haven't mulled over this stuff yet...this is a FABULOUS intro...
low carbon ladock
Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years
cornwall opens uk solar centre
UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20
electric car sales have go faster stripes...
Electric car sales growth outstrips conventional market in 2012
fishy ambassador leads the way!
Fishy CoaST Ambassador Harbour Lights is a proper Positive Deviant - go for it, guys!
coast towel card
CoaST member towel card. Saves money, water, detergent, waste and, crucially, gives an easy way for visitors to participate in our efforts. And they work. Now in Cornwall, Devon and "anywhere" flavours!
Cornwall Green Doors
Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....
water framework what?
Water Framework? Directive? Wossat? It's a new bit of law. From the EU. And it'll help us clean up our waters....
utterly brilliant bus marketing
First we brought you the Piano Staircase. Then we brought you the World's Longest Drop. Now we bring you - The Cool Bus. Awesome. We LOVE this.:)
it's really, really good to talk...no, REALLY.
I bet you didn't realise how important talking was until you read this. It's a "duh" moment; and we all need them....
there's a would be greenie in us all...
It could be as easy as just helping someone feel they're one of the good guys...
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss
We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...
brave new transportation world?
Slowly, slowly, we can see a new transport architecture being built...
my intellectual v*****
This is one of the most extraordinary guys I have seen on my screen. A head and heart - ful of "those si, se peude" moments.... (roughly translated as "yes, we can"....)
south west and midlands now in drought
Official drought zones have been declared in a further 17 English counties, as a warning came that water shortages could last until Christmas.
loss of bees would cost uk 2billion a year
Every hotel, B&B, campsite and cafe garden is needed! Imagine how many acres that is!
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...
The (old style) party is over. The era of cheap and abundant resources is ending. Are you ready?
world (heritage) champions
We're adding to the Champion Family...welcome to the World Heritage Champions ...
green start action plan
The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!
co-op group means green bizness
The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year.
a cracking idea, grommit...
North Devon has waves, and beaches, and no way for young surfers to get there. So they just figured it out, and made a way....fantastic!
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households
A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint
the happy museum
The Happy Museum. Think about it...do we ever put those words together in our own minds?
thinking beyond the gates?
Julia Schonharl writes about tourism and human rights in 2012: Can we ask anybody to think beyond the fences of the holiday resort?
good money: ethical finance
It's one the biggest ways we can make sure we're having a positive impact. Or let a negative one happen in our name. Fortunately, easy to fix. :)
green shoots of responsibility?
The younger holiday maker is putting us to shame; they know the deal when it comes to sustainable travel....excellent!
ethics r us
Well, that's a bit of a stretch. But we like to keep the issue on the table. Right in the middle. Because what's the alternative?
six top tips for getting your message across
Here are six super simple tips for getting that message across...
On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.
Smallest room; biggest talker? David Goldblatt talks about Toilets He Has Mused From...
great time + green message = change for good!
Bosinver Cottages are one of our Ambassador businesses...and they make it an Ambassadorial priority to be an Agent of Change...
Top 10 tourism businesses get green gold star
Three CoaST members hit the top twenty green businesses in the UK...and two in the top ten! YAHOO!!!!!!
marine art sonia
"We knew what the world looked like
before we knew what the whale looked like"
green edge training
CoaST is fully certified and has it own stifferkits to deliver the Green Edge training on behalf of Welcome to Excellence.
giving the (green) finger
Futerra, our particularly splendid comms experts mates in London, inspired us to do this...
rachel challenges treliske
Ambassador Rachel Hood spent some time in hospital recently..and has some questions about their waste management...
pollaughan farm passes it on
...going home after the CoaST event full of passion and ideas, Valerie struck up conversation with one of her guests..