The Power of the Simple Electron

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Justin Hall-Tipping works on nano-energy startups – mastering the electron to create power. Some of our most serious planetary worries revolve around energy and power – controlling it, paying for it, and the consequences of burning it. Justin Hall-Tipping had an epiphany about the need for finding and harnessing new forms of energy after seeing footage of […]


Sound and Sustainability

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One of the most evocative relationships we make with the natural world is through its sounds. As an abundant source of information they have influenced our survival rate and enriched our cultures and traditions. Erosion of these connections not only impoverishes our aural spectrum but marks a loss of the implicit knowledge that is held […]


A Manifesto for a Sustainable Business Revolution

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We are living beyond our environmental and social means in the developed world and, on current trajectories, in the not too distant future a growing middle class in the developing world will too. There is a growing recognition amongst businesses of the risks this poses to the long term stability and vitality of the global […]


What Nature Can Teach Us About Design

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As designers we’re inspired by looking at the world. Most often we take an exclusively human-centered view, but we’ll learn more if we broaden that view to include the natural world. If we’re curious and look carefully, nature will teach us to design for human needs and desires in more elegant and sustainable ways.


Creativity versus climate change

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What if creativity and smart marketing could be combined to help inspire people to lead a greener life? James will show us how it could be done.


Water – The Solvable Crisis

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A discussion about how governments, business and consumers can create solutions to save the stuff of life.