Hummingbird

It’s been a reflective month. I’ve been busy with the volunteering (parks are the place to be in summer), family and friends visiting, plus lots of activity in the build up to COP26. The IPCC has just released it’s Climate Change 2021 report, stark reading indeed. We fought (and lost) for a Community Wildflower Verge, mowed six weeks before the ideal time. Tears are…

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…

Starting out with sustainability

Everyday in the news, there is another story about the perils of climate change, environmental degradation and the impact these will have on human health. With the complexity of human society, an ever-globalised system delivering and determining the resources available to particular communities at any on time, sustainability is itself solutions chained within these structural webs. Unpicking the strands and creating change can be…