Back to School

Those of you that know me personally know I joke about getting the "full set" of degrees, well... almost there! I've been toying with this for a while now, and I've finally gone and taken the plunge, all being well, in 3 years time I'll be Dr Christine... In all seriousness, getting a doctorate is … Continue reading Back to School

Natural Capital: Friend or Foe?

You might have heard the term "natural capital" or "ecosystem services" or even "green economy" banded about in the last couple of years. So what exactly is it and is it a positive way of thinking? Natural capital is defined by the World Forum on Natural Capital as the world’s stocks of natural assets which … Continue reading Natural Capital: Friend or Foe?

Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

Friendly Green City

Last week I visited Geneva and I wasn't sure what to expect at first, having booked a college trip for my students almost exclusively to visit CERN (although there's plenty to see and do). It is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan place, with four official languages and the home of some of the world's biggest … Continue reading Friendly Green City

Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale

I love camping, there's something very relaxing about sleeping under canvas and switching off from technology. Unusually for us, it's been a whole year since we last camped, partly because we spent some time abroad last summer and we moved house, but also partly because winter didn't end here until seemingly May day bank holiday … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale