Two weeks until COP26

Autumn leaf in the sunshine

Is everyone ready for the conference of our lifetimes? Do the politicians understand the severity and challenges facing humanity? Can they look past profit and shareholder value to see how our economic systems needs a refresh? Blah, blah, blah (well put Greta!). The vast majority of us won’t be attending COP26 in Glasgow. Even if we did, our voices there might well be drowned…

An hour with Satish Kumar

Truly honoured last night to spend an hour, as part of the Association of Sustainability Practitioners Earth Conversations series, with Satish Kumar. A true gentleman and hero, Satish inspired us with his stories and words, so here are some of the takeaways from my notes during the evening: We are one humanity, one life and one Earth – all coming from the same origin…

Back to basics

Been a busy few weeks here after doubling-down on our house (land) hunting in Portugal. We’ve now settled on the area of Fundão, nestled in the foothills of the Serra da Gardunha. There’s a strong culture of food and farming, with lots of incoming settlers from around Europe and beyond, bringing permaculture and organic ideals to small-holdings across the area. The trees are broadleaved…

Sometimes, you just need a push…

Marbled newt - found in the woodshed

Call it serendipity, perhaps, but sometimes you just need the push to get on and go for it… I’ve been busy recording a series of videos, with the intention of providing these as free resources, to help (initially) small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) tackle the challenges of sustainability and climate change. As discussed in my last post, there are several factors in the…

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…