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bude's seas are sparkling

Bude is keeping its seas clean, green and gorgeous...

By manda
airbnb provokes debate around regulation

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

By manda
are champions good or bad for your business??

are champions good or bad for your business??

So - are Green Champions good or bad for your business? Talking point...

By manda
the bath bone

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!

By manda
environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

By manda
Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

By manda
no male invertebrate is in charge

no male invertebrate is in charge

Paul Hawkin points out something we have possibly radically underestimated. Reasons to be cheerful...

By manda
social enterprise

social enterprise

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.

By manda
a thousand flowers

a thousand flowers

Small is, clearly, beautiful. Doh.

By manda
bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

By manda
positive defiance in the Basque Country

positive defiance in the Basque Country

There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....

By manda
Listen Up!

Listen Up!

steps tourism providers can take to support hearing impaired visitors
By marja
the wrong beans

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??

By manda
what

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.

By manda
the horns of a dilemma

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.

By manda
we are the people we

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.

By manda
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

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!

By manda
clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

How cleaning need not be a cardinal sin against the environment...

By manda
the power of ten

the power of ten

It's back. The CoaST annual party - noisy, exciting, and full of positive deviance. Booking form right here....crack on!

By manda
clean green and gorgeous hits Newquay

clean green and gorgeous hits Newquay

The Importance of Having Good Props....

By manda
brave new money worlds

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...

By manda
a curtain that could change your life?

a curtain that could change your life?

And the deal is, you make it yourself. Here are the plans...

By manda
heresy? or just blinding common sense?

heresy? or just blinding common sense?

The G word.

By manda
Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group has hit the ground running...

By manda
low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

By manda
just capitalism? Really?

just capitalism? Really?

That's all I need to never use Google again.

By manda
fishy ambassador leads the way!

fishy ambassador leads the way!

Fishy CoaST Ambassador Harbour Lights is a proper Positive Deviant - go for it, guys!

By manda
so - are you fogged up?

so - are you fogged up?

SAS have a new campaign: save our beaches - don't pour fats, oils and greases...simple!

By manda
talking sustainability with employees

talking sustainability with employees

getting the sustainability conversation going....

By manda
obama raises hopes on climate action

obama raises hopes on climate action

By manda
Cornwall Green Doors

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....

By manda
water framework what?

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....

By manda
discovering the extraordinary

discovering the extraordinary

What's the best way to communicate our heritage? Books? Songs? Semaphore? Here's a few tips...

By manda
utterly brilliant bus marketing

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.:)

By marja
it

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....

By manda
there

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...

By manda
bristol pound

bristol pound

launch of the bristol pound

By marja
taking a stand on milk

taking a stand on milk

Co-op increases its milk payments to dairy farmers....hurray!

By manda
the science...of changing our minds...

the science...of changing our minds...

Behaviour change WRIT LARGE. What made it happen?

By manda
sunny side of life? Really?

sunny side of life? Really?

The truth will out: twitter reveals the reality of repression in resort paradise....

By manda
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...

By manda
banking on something better

banking on something better

I'm banking on something better.

By manda
enough is enough

enough is enough

"evidence of systemic greed"....

By manda
brave new transportation world?

brave new transportation world?

Slowly, slowly, we can see a new transport architecture being built...

By manda
tamar valley: a grand day out

tamar valley: a grand day out

A Grand Day Out in the Tamar Valley!

By manda
tamar valley champions

tamar valley champions

One Valley. A thousand stories...

By marja
greentraveller.co.uk

greentraveller.co.uk

Green travel. From start. To finish. We love' em.

By manda
my intellectual v*****

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"....)

By manda
rspb says wind power works for birds

rspb says wind power works for birds

The RSPB, the UK charity working to protect bird populations, has given the greenlight to use wind energy to power its own activities.

By manda
car free travel roll out in the lakes

car free travel roll out in the lakes

Lake District targets visitors with £7m green travel scheme

By manda
Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

We can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to networking, too...

By manda
south west and midlands now in drought

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.

By manda
OutStanding Landscape Champions

OutStanding Landscape Champions

And we now have our first CoaSTie OutStanding Landscape Champions...

By marja
world (heritage) champions

world (heritage) champions

We're adding to the Champion Family...welcome to the World Heritage Champions ...

By manda
co-op group means green bizness

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.

By manda
exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

Exmoor is the first Dark Skies Reserve in the UK...another great success from the south west...

By manda
a cracking idea, grommit...

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!

By manda
the happy museum

the happy museum

The Happy Museum. Think about it...do we ever put those words together in our own minds?

By manda
the green nudge?

the green nudge?

Big brands are nudging their customers to change their choices...or are they?

By manda
where on earth is Vanuatu?

where on earth is Vanuatu?

the happiest yet the most dangerous country in the world

By marja
cod cut at cornish chippie

cod cut at cornish chippie

Cod cut out at CoaST Ambassador Cornish chippie!

By marja
good money: ethical finance

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. :)

By manda
bring on the batteries

bring on the batteries

This man just got up and solved the problem.

By manda
a thousand moments of genius

a thousand moments of genius

A two minute read; lasting uplift.

By manda
ethics r us

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?

By manda
getting the stifkit

getting the stifkit

We don't tend to go in for awards ourselves....

 

By manda
six top tips for getting your message across

six top tips for getting your message across

Here are six super simple tips for getting that message across...

By manda
On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

Smallest room; biggest talker? David Goldblatt talks about Toilets He Has Mused From...

By manda
top 100 social enterprises

top 100 social enterprises

CoaST and ReZolve make the RBS top 100 Social Enterprises

By marja
great time + green message = change for good!

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...

By manda
sharing the work

sharing the work

Heresy? Generally a good thing to allow a bit of heretical thought..keeps us on our toes. A slap across the face of Complacency. A little unpleasant, but always invigorating.

By manda
south west cycle routes linked

south west cycle routes linked 'could boost tourism'

Joining stuff up is good...very good!

By manda
electric end to end

electric end to end

They did it. End to end, in an electric car. Blimey.

By manda
mcs pocket good fish guide

mcs pocket good fish guide

What it says. The fool-proof guide to getting into a Good Fish Habit.

By manda
car free idea: CoaST members

car free idea: CoaST members' suggestions

CoaST members have loads of suggestions. Use this to add your own, and see what else is being suggested.

By manda
car free idea: alpine pearls

car free idea: alpine pearls

Tourism for tomorrow

By marja
slow travel

slow travel

Have you ever come home more exhausted than you were before you left? Say no more... have a look at these links to those fantastic slow travel movements who can help you help your visitors travel in a more relaxing pace.

By marja
carbon roundtable

carbon roundtable

A programme being currently run by the University of Exeter, this provides space for leaders and open innovators to come together and start to crack the carbon conundrum. Helmets will be provided.

By manda
the impossible hamster

the impossible hamster

Yup. This is about a hamster.

By manda
tourism for all

tourism for all

It's a new world, it's a new day...

By manda
coast linen card

coast linen card

CoaST has designed a linen card to go with its sister towel card

By manda
coast consultancy services

coast consultancy services

From dipping your little toe into the waters of sustainable tourism, to your first lengths, to full on open ocean breaststroke. We can help you with the kit, the swimming costume, and the training programme.

By manda
coast hosts

coast hosts

One of the ways we communicate with our members is by running CoaST Hosts - gatherings at a CoaST member property, to build in good opportunities to talk face to face, to celebrate achievement, hear new ideas, and plan the next ones.

By manda
leadership

leadership

In CoaST speak, though, not the sort of leadership that involves elbowing your way to the top as fast as humanly possible ensuring at all times that one is seen to be better than the rest. .

By manda
visitor gifting

visitor gifting

An easy way to help our visitors make lots of tiny, and crucial, contributions to their favourite thing about their holiday...

By manda
giving the (green) finger

giving the (green) finger

Futerra, our particularly splendid comms experts mates in London, inspired us to do this...

By manda
outstanding cornwall: visitor charter

outstanding cornwall: visitor charter

Bespoke CoaST Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Visitor Charter - use on your website, and in your printed material!

By manda
ambassadors of change

ambassadors of change

This is exactly what our Ambassadors have been doing. Inspiring change ...

By manda
positive deviance

positive deviance

Have you ever wondered about why you seem to be repeatedly going against the grain; pushing the other way; wanting to Not Go where everyone seems to be headed, almost by instinct?

By manda
the longest drop

the longest drop

So simple it's delicious. Compare this to the sort of bins you're asked to put your rubbish into; clean and cool? or big and dirty and unloved? it really matters.

By manda
the fun theory

the fun theory

It's a no brainer, really. We like doing stuff that's fun. So that's what change needs to be. You'll never look at a staircase in the same way again.

By manda