I had the opportunity of going up to Newcastle on Wednesday evening for the RSA AGM on the kind invitation of Peter Allett, the Chair of the region and Susan Jones, Fellowship Council member.
Earlier this week I reported on the meeting we had last week looking at ways that RSA and Fellows could work together to think about climate change. The main idea from that meeting was about focusing some of our attention on describing what the future will look like in a low carbon use world... rather than debating the need for reductions. One the… Continue
We all feel that we want to do something either to mitigate climate change or to minimise the impact of some of the changes that are now inevitable. As an engineer and chartered environmentalist, I am committed to trying, whenever I can, to promote real and effective changes which optimise our use of scarce resources and minimise unwanted impacts on the environment or quality of life. I believe that we must avoid "feel-good" behaviour which superficially appears to reduce our dependence on…Continue
Tracey Todhunter (10:10, Low Carbon Communities), William Shaw (RSA Arts and Ecology Project) and myself met last week to take forward some the discussions started on Matthew Taylor's… Continue
One of the things that formed part of the Fellowship Council's strategy was to experiment with some specialist networks, with the idea of stimulating events, projects and forums.... and these are being developed on a number of fronts through various working groups, the activities for which you can see on this website. There are also three particularly important working groups looking at ways that RSA and Fellows might develop individual projects… Continue