2021 – a year of change

Quinta da Vinha, near Oleiros

I’m feeling very lucky writing this, looking over towards the mountains in deepest, darkest Portugal. We are surrounded by nature, which although not natural (all the woodlands are timber plantations) is a sea of calming green as once again, we move into lockdown.

Our move has forced me to rethink this micro-business. Whilst I’m living abroad FuturEcoLogic cannot continue as a limited company. I’m embracing the opportunity to build a different business model, one outside of modern capitalism, built upon sharing free resources and welcoming financial support from those who are able to. I believe this free sharing is vital, if we are to gain the required momentum to reach zero carbon by 2030.

Having talked with others about what would be helpful to forward action on climate change, I am now puting together a series of short video explainers. Initially, these will cover sustainability in business and run through the kinds of questions and areas to look at, when wanting to implement sustainability strategically across an organisation. These launch soon, so watch this space.

Despite no longer being wanted by the UK taxman, I’m still able to volunteer in much the same capacity as I was. I continue to represent Worthing CAN as an advisory member for the Citizens Assembly on Climate Change for Adur & Worthing Councils, as Vice-Chair for Green Tides and remain a Trustee of the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces; these are all causes I love to support. With the brilliance of technology allowing work anywhere with the internet, I look forward to seeing greater action, collaboration and opportunities happening in Adur and Worthing (and beyond!) throughout 2021.