Category Archives: Comment

Just can’t get enough? (BEHAVE 2014 Blog Series, 1/4)

  To kick off the season of mellow fruitfulness, David Fell and Geoff King will next week be at the Said Business School in Oxford to join delegates from around the world at the 2014 BEHAVE conference. The theme of the conference is “Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change”.  To [...]

Holidays: Leaving green behaviours behind

Last week I went on holiday, and a strange thing happened as soon as I took off my daily life hat, and put on my holiday hat – my behaviour changed. I’m not talking about the fact that I started having a beer with lunch, or wearing shorts to dinner. There’s nothing strange about that. [...]

You need to dismantle in order to build the future economy…

What has 23 screws, 15 separate rubber parts, 13 wires, 4 plastic boards, 3 metal plates, 3 unidentifiable objects, 2 microphones and 1 circuit board? These are the ingredients of an old landline phone, obviously! In a Green Alliance conference last week, I took part in a tear down session run by the RSA as [...]

You can get it if you really want

This was originally written by David Fell for Guardian Sustainable Business. You can view the original article (published on 7th March, 2013) here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/selling-sustainability-consumer-battle ———— Advertisers have long since abandoned any effort to sell their wares on the basis of functional performance. Instead, they sell on the basis of dreams, of myths – speaking about our feelings rather than [...]

Which transition for our societies? Creative landscape architects and Japanese gardeners needed!

In early February, I went to an Interdisciplinary Symposium in Belgium.  The overarching theme was ‘Which transition for our societies’ and it attracted international scientists, decision-makers and civil society members alike. Nowadays ‘transition’ has become one of those catch-all concepts, in that it encompasses a range of seemingly divergent visions which share an underlying connection [...]