From Ecos magazine, June 2012: Once home to one of the world’s largest unbroken stretches of tropical peatlands, Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan region has suffered badly from environmental mismanagement in recent years. Its devastated peatlands are now the focus of an Australian–Indonesian restoration effort that is using the region as a demonstration project for reducing global … Continue reading Indonesia’s peatlands a testground for REDD+
We lived in a world of waste. Vast amounts of limited resources are discarded into landfill each day, representing a loss that can never be recouped. But what if all this waste could instead be turned into opportunity? In its brilliant documentary Waste Not, the Total Environment Centre explores what we waste, how we waste … Continue reading Waste Not – a film by the Total Environment Centre
I had the honour of giving a presentation at the recent 2010 Innovative Industries Conference on the Sunshine coast, talking about the sixth wave of innovation and how to succeed in a resource-limited world. The conference is a fantastic think-tank opportunity for small to medium enterprise. Speakers covered a range of important subjects including marketing, … Continue reading Speech at the Innovative Industries Conference 2010, Caloundra
From ABC Environment, 5 July 2010: Insurance companies stand to lose a lot of money if the climate changes in unpredictable ways so they have become partners in the push to save the globe. EVEN ON THE ALREADY enlarged scale of renewable energy projects, DESERTEC is ambitious. It aims to build more than 16,000 square … Continue reading Insurance companies: unlikely planet saviours
From ABC Environment, 21 June 2010: Under our noses, our bottoms, in our garbage bins, on our streets and in our landfills is waste. Lots of it. But for some very lateral-thinking entrepreneurs, finding the waste, meant finding an opportunity to make money. The 10 ideas that follow are no simple cash-a-can exchange scheme, however. … Continue reading Waste to wonderful
From ABC Science Online, 20 May 2010: It’s a simple question, and one we’re going to be asking ourselves more and more over the coming years. Why? Because that simple question is going to save the planet. Humanity has made spectacular technological progress over the last couple of centuries. We are healthier, wealthier, more mobile, … Continue reading What would nature do?
From ABC Environment, 4 April 2010: If we were in an action movie right now, we’d be thinking, “How can the hero possibly escape from this, kill the baddie, win the girl and save the planet?” The global financial crisis has sent shockwaves through the world’s economies the likes of which have not been experienced … Continue reading The sixth wave of innovation
After nearly two years of work, The Sixth Wave book is finally in print. This is a collaboration with James Bradfield Moody, and explores the next wave of innovation – the sixth wave. Since the Industrial Revolution, the tide of progress has ebbed and flowed: five distinct waves, each starting with disruptive new technologies and … Continue reading The Sixth Wave book
by James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady Since the industrial revolution, the tide of innovation and progress has ebbed and flowed – five waves of innovation. From milling and steam to most recently information technology, each wave starts with disruptive technologies and ends with a global depression, transforming society, economies and industry almost beyond recognition. … Continue reading The Sixth Wave … coming to a bookshop near you.
From G Magazine, November 2008:Our diet revolves around meat. Imagine the footy without a pie, summer without snags on the barbie, or Christmas without a turkey. But rumours abound that being vegetarian is better for the environment. Could the lentil lovers be right?Read more in magazine.