War on concrete continues

John Hardy quoted in “Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns” by Thompson Reuters Foundation. Vancouver plans a 40-storey building it says will be…

The Eco Hotel Movement in Bali

Gisela Williams writes about the move towards eco-hotels in Bali in Departures and kindly credits us and our ‘Green Family’ for inspiring the movement. Bali…

The Cement Files

When I read the series of articles the Guardian posted for Cement week, this was seared into my brain: In the time it takes you…

How to change your mind

Michael Pollan turns his attention from food production to the effect of psychedelics on the mind. A great read/listen.     When Michael Pollan set…

Where you go is not who’ll you be

All my kids are now through this process, thankfully. This is a great insight into the college process. Find it on Amazon. Over the last…

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

A killer book: We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly confused omnivores, we…