Cornwall is cracking along with a fantastic collaboration between the cultural and the tourism sectors - and it's awfully, awfully exciting...make sure you sign your name in here to be kept up to date...
The refugee crisis is a human manifestation of all the wrongs that we are allowing to happen in the world. And it's happening on our watch.
reboot champ: team bosinver
Bosinver are GOOD at communicating - inspiring their visitors to get outside and get dirty.
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! :)
soil: the good, the bad and the downright terrifyingly scary
This is scary; and we probably need to know this.
water v Nestle
Nestle is one of the most boycotted companies in the world; are currently pulling water out of California to bottle and sell; and have said water "is not a right". Really??
ReBoot Champ: Lizzy
Lizzy Stroud, Railholidays - lots of expertise on planting, pollinators and habitat
Our natural environment is in decline...and it's hurting the economy...
So....we've figured out that trashing our natural systems isn't a fab idea...
new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit
VisitEngland launches new sustainable tourism marketing tool.
numbers aren't everything
"We need to be responsible and develop sustainable tourism, rather than looking at just the numbers," says tourism bureau director. Blimey!
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.
climate change impacts on tourism
Climate IS Changed. And we're starting to get our heads round the impacts on tourism ...
airbnb provokes debate around regulation
Compelling: the emerging sharing economy (creating more economic value without using more resource) doesn't fit the current system - a rethink is needed
smash and grab on electric car charging
Is this the Problem with Big, raising its head again? As electric cars become successful, the big guys move in. Is this perhaps not always for the greater good?
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....
This may well be something we need to be getting used to. And we also need to understand how we are ALL affected...
a quick run down on the facts of climate science
Just in case you weren't sure what the science was REALLY saying....
you are looking at retreat
""You are looking at retreat," says Prof Colin Thorne, a flooding expert at the University of Nottingham. "It is the only sensible policy – it makes no sense to defend the indefensible."
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...
Green tourism - certify, promise or greenwash?
Want to see a greenwash evaluation of all the schemes??
Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide
Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide...useful help for owners and managers
Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages
The danger of power shortages in the UK by the middle of the decade has risen, according to industry regulator Ofgem.
more money than heart?
The Guardian looks at the superyacht industry and how far it can stray from anything approaching sustainable....
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!
clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin
How cleaning need not be a cardinal sin against the environment...
carbon site visits
Intensive support to help WHS located businesses use the carbon calculator, and pass on their knowledge to others.
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...
Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!
Looe Marine Conservation Group has hit the ground running...
low carbon ladock
Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years
pesticides agreed to be bad for our bees
Pesticides contribute to risks in declining bee populations, study finds
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
Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?
World Economic Forum sounds warning on rogue geoengineering...