Jonathon Porritt: Community energy is becoming a force for real change

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New policy and developments in the cooperative energy space offer great potential for generating wealth, says environmentalist Let''s not get carried away, but it really could be time to get seriously excited about the prospects for community energy in England.

Disrupt or die: Preparing for the next generation of sustainability

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edie's Sustainability Leadership month continues, and today it's Forum for the Future founder-director Jonathon Porritt's turn to pen an exclusive thought leadership opinion piece, offering an eye-opening insight into the future of corporate sustainability.

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McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Twitter are selling the green lifestyle on Collectively. Should you buy it?

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The primary force behind Collectively is Jonathon Porritt’s blue-sky-minded nonprofit Forum for the Future , and the content is “curated” by VICE Media’s advertorial arm, VIRTUE (red flag #1, perhaps.)

World Must Cut Energy Use


This was the challenge delivered in Edinburgh this morning by Jonathon Porritt, former director of Friends of the Earth and co-founder of Forum for the Future, who said there was absolutely no scenario in which renewables could succeed without energy efficiency playing a major role.

GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW in the Wikio listings

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Greenpeace UK blog Jonathon Porritt Green Ladywell Ruscombe Green Transition Culture The Rubbish Diet Gaian Economics Barkingside 21 Greener Leith Weggis Greenconstructionuk's Blog How can I recycle this? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wikio is a personalisable news page featuring a news search engine that searches media sites, blogs and the contributions of Wikio members. The company WIKIO is a search engine that facilitates access to news not created by its editors.

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Giving to environmental causes is only 3% of total philanthropy, and only 3% of this comes from businesses.

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Kate Williams was joined by other speakers including Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm and environmentalist, writer and Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, Jonathon Porritt. Jonathon Porritt said: “Environmental causes present the biggest existential threat in the whole history of human kind on this planet, the fact that only 3% of total philanthropic giving goes into environmental causes is unbelievable.

Six Senses Eco Symposium nets green gains

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The tone of the symposium was set in the first speech of the event by Jonathon Porritt.

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Nuclear power threat to the UK

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In a letter to the Prime Minister – sent just days after the 1st anniversary of Japan’s worst nuclear disaster, Fukushima [3] – Jonathon Porritt, Tony Juniper, Charles Secrett and Tom Burke, all former directors of Friends of the Earth, caution David Cameron that he is being badly advised by DECC on nuclear power. Commenting on the letter, Jonathon Porritt said, “The fixation of the current political establishment with nuclear power beggars belief.

'GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness' – Book Launch

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The main speaker at the event was Jonathon Porritt, well-known environmentalist and speaker. Jonathon's talk had the economy as a theme with the question “Can we achieve growth and prosperity and still have room for the needs of the human spirit?”

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Pioneering urban wind turbine installed in UK for the first time

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Jonathon Porritt, Chancellor at Keele University, said: “It’s really interesting to see McCamley’s vision for a new design of wind turbine come to fruition here at Keele.


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Jonathon Porritt, Chancellor at Keele University, said: “It’s really interesting to see McCamley’s vision for a new design of wind turbine come to fruition here at Keele.


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These will be joined by distinguished sustainability experts including Will Day, Sustainable Development Commission chair, David Nussbaum, CEO, WWF-UK and Jonathon Porritt. March 16/17 2010 sees the first major UK event about sustainable business management. base (Business and a Sustainable Environment) expects 2,000 senior businesses and public sector management to participate in a two-day master class in ExCel about the business opportunities in being sustainable.

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British government evading green governance

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It is clear that the ‘growth at all costs’ lobby has won out over the advocates of sustainable economic development,” says the author, Jonathon Porritt. The 78 individual items pretty much speak for themselves: the bad and the positively ugly indisputably outweigh the good,” Porritt concludes, noting the record is not what one might have expected from a prime minister who “has made public displays of cycling to work.”

Banana Zombies, Healthy Halloween & Hope for a Sustainable Future

Green Living Ideas

But we diverted for an inspiring Green Dude segment with Jonathan Porritt, to talk about a sustainable future. Green Dude: Jonathan Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future. Over the last 40 years, Jonathon Porritt has been one of the world’s leading environmentalists.

A clear view of the climate change landscape

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Jonathon Porritt - Founder Director, Forum for the Future, former chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. All professions and all sectors are being challenged as never before to understand and respond to climate change risk. The Carbon Yearbook 2009-10 , to be published on Tuesday 29 September, offers a much needed compass for professionals struggling to navigate the debate.

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Reframing Sustainable Development: A Critical Analysis, April 2013

The Green Changemakers

In Summer 2011 Alastair, Laura and Jo from the policy team met with Jonathon Porritt to discuss the current structures in place for SD and where/how best to influence the government.

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2025 The Future of Our Mobility and Our Cities

The Green Changemakers

By Jonathon Porritt – writer, broadcaster and co-founder of Forum for the Future.

Living within our Means

The Green Changemakers

Living Within Our Means March 2009 The global economic crisis and accelerating climate change stem from the same causes and give warning of a “perfect storm” unless politicians act to transform capitalism, Jonathon Porritt warns in a pamphlet launched today. Porritt argues that few politicians grasp the scale of the task ahead. Living Within Our Means follows Porritt’s acclaimed book Capitalism As If The World Matters.

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The Future of Mobility ad Our Cities

The Green Changemakers

By Jonathon Porritt – writer, broadcaster and co-founder of Forum for the Future. link] When it comes to addressing the fearsome challenge of accelerating climate change, we are still in something of a phony war: we know the changes are coming, and we know they are going to have a big impact on all of us, but we keep hoping we can put things off for just a little bit longer!

How to do your bit for the planet

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Jonathon Porritt , founder director of Forum for the Future. Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live, by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and increasing energy efficiency. But are these efforts to save the planet enough?

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