Mass Comm 101 for Environmentalists

After witnessing the surprising win of xenophobia powered Brexit and the unexpected uprising of the outright bigot Trump, many may wonder the same questions: “How the hell…?!” After a period of frustration and anger, we… Continue reading

Words of a poet to help you through dark times

“We Were Made For These Times” — Clarissa Pinkola Estes Recently, “Brexit”, Trump, terrorist attacks have really sent me down the emotional rabbit hole. It felt like the world is truly going crazy. Then… Continue reading

Less is more: A touch of oriental wisdom- personal takeaway from Iclei Berlin Smart City 2.0 Conference:

The “Smart City 2.0” was a two day event filled with inspiring sustainable urban development stories from cities and districts all over the world. Among all the interesting, heart warming and “smart” presentations,… Continue reading

What your IE professors didn’t tell you about CSR

I followed a discussion among Chinese sustainability professionals in a chat group about CSR and found one speaker’s comments especially refreshing because he spoke from his experience of working with corporations as a… Continue reading

Circular Materials Conference #CircMatConf

A cool conference hosted by Nordic Publishing and Chalmers Competence Center Recycling right at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. The big takeaway in short: COMMUNICATION! Now it’s time to turn attention to really looking into… Continue reading

Red meat tax: Pricing nature?

Danish Council of Ethics proposed to put a climate tax on red meat, aiming to both promote better public health and to reduce carbon emissions from animal farming. This proposal has triggered some controversies. Some argued… Continue reading

Other stories about #Bilbao2016

A few interesting personal things that happened during my experience of attending the Sustainable Cities conference in Bilbao. Academic notes on the conference see: 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (上)… Continue reading

8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns (下)

“If we can get experts out of their silos and to understand the broad scope of what needs to be done, we can create cities that are multi-functional areas with the capacity to… Continue reading

What makes a place home?

Just had a brief thought about this as I was landing in Schiphol and getting a feeling like I was visiting home. What makes the Netherlands feel like home to me? I have… Continue reading

Sustainable Conference Hosting

I do my best to go to many sustainability conferences (when the student registration price and travel expenses are acceptable) in search of inspiration and connection to the latest real life practices. Of course I… Continue reading