#8 A Passion for Sustainability

Share and Inspire Others!
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email

Today’s guest on Sustainable: The Podcast is Joe Farthing, Communications Manager in the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at University of Edinburgh

At the start of the show Joe shares a bit more how he got started in the field of sustainability, how he wouldn’t have described himself as an environmentalist and where his passion for the topic comes from.

There are currently seven or eight key sustainable projects that Edinburgh University is working on.  Two of these Joe considers hugely important.

The first is energy as the university’s energy costs are around £17 million a year, which has a huge carbon impact.  As a way of reducing this there are four combined heat and power (CHP) centres at the university.

The second is supporting staff and students to help make the university more sustainable.  The labs in the university are quite energy intensive and they have worked on empowering staff to monitor each other’s energy usage.

Joe talks about the people’s motivations towards sustainability and how you need to take these into consideration when engaging them to work together towards sustainable goals.

He also highlights the importance of an evidence-based approach to sustainability, how this can help you make the best decisions, have the greatest impact in helping your business to be more sustainable and ways to go about implementing an evidence-based approach into your sustainability practices.

The way in which science is reported and explained is often very wrong, and sometimes the truth is so much more interesting.Joe Farthing
Get weekly episodes of Sustainable: The Podcast featuring inspirational interviews with leaders and organisations that are doing things differently and working to create a more sustainable world in your inbox
You'll also receive info about EarthSelf's work

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button in every email we send. You can find out more information about our privacy practices by clicking on the link at the bottom of our website. EarthSelf uses Mailchimp as our marketing automation platform. By clicking above to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Share and Inspire Others!
Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on LinkedIn
Linkedin
Email this to someone
email