Helping with the Thames Valley Flood Scheme 28 May 2021
Over the last few weeks I have been working with some great colleagues from the Environment Agency and Jacobs consultancy, helping to develop some really useful information resources on flooding …
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How to get smarter about your business’s water use (8 Jun)
I’m looking forward to speaking at this event on the 8th. It’s going to be a great opportunity to help raise awareness of the need to save water in Reading. I’ll be doing a bit of scene setting: explaining why climate change and growth are issues for us; and introducing the ReadingCAN Water Theme.
Citizens’ Jury: Enabling safe access to the river 5 May 2021
On 25 March I had the great pleasure of presenting for the Rethinking Water Citizens’ Jury. Mine was an interesting topic on Enabling safe access to the river system. It …
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Why haven’t we fixed climate change yet? 23 November 2020
A reflection on what has happened with ‘Climate Change’ the most important issue facing humanity. Why haven’t we fixed it yet? And how optimistic am I now.
Met Office: What is climate change?
The Met Office has a very good explanation of what climate change is. This includes evidence from UK and global sources; as well as causes and impacts, and statistics on extreme events.
The Climate Change issue
The climate change we are talking about here is the change to weather patterns, which are being caused by human activities (for example: burning oil for energy). This change is …
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Rivers of Reading event 20 November 2020
The Reading Climate Festival has been a great week of events, all supporting the launch of our new Climate Emergency Strategy. This was a perfect opportunity for us, the ReadingCAN …
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Looking forward to the Climate Festival 10 October 2020
It’s October already. The second wave of the coronavirus dominates the news, and is a huge concern for everyone. As I write this, we are in self-isolation. We’re waiting for …
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Link to: How does it make you feel…?
Microsite I’ve set up to share songs, and meanings, for the ‘How does it make you feel…?’ event, which will be online at 7pm on Saturday 14 November. And part of the Reading Climate Festival 2020. It promises to be an interesting and heartfelt conversation so we really hope you can join us on the night.
Talking at Reading Town Meal 2020 30 September 2020
It was great to be able to share some of the things we are planning to do in our new Reading Climate Emergency Strategy last night. Many thanks to Michael Bright, and all at Reading Town Meal, for organising the event and for keeping things going despite the Covid restrictions.