THE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES

Monthly sessions looking at different aspects of sustainability

Welcome to the Sustainability Series!

These monthly sessions are open to both residents and staff and will look at different aspects of sustainability. Each month there will be a 30 minute talk by leading organisations on the topic, followed by an open discussion. Scroll down to explore the different topics and watch recordings of the sessions.

Session 4 - Biodiversity and Gardens

In July we discussed Biodiversity and Gardens with Gary Grant, the Director of Green Infrastructure Consultancy. 
 
Biodiversity relates to the variety of living things within an area, it is crucial for life to be sustained. But unfortunately, it’s currently under extreme threat from climate change and human activity. 
 
Numerous ecosystems are irreparable across the world, but the development of green spaces and gardens offer solid platforms for biodiversity to thrive. 
 
You can watch the session and view the presentation slides below to learn more about the importance of biodiversity and gardens, and how we can apply this knowledge to our lives to create a better planet for all! 

Session 3 - Recycling and waste management

In March we discussed recycling and waste management with Gemma Scott from ReLondon. Gemma talked about why recycling is important, the truth behind waste myths, and how we can all make a difference. You can watch the session and view the presentation slides below. 

Recycling and waste management

Session 2 - Retrofitting

In February we discussed retrofitting with David Pierpoint from the Retrofit Academy. You can watch the session below. 

Retrofit

Session 1 - Embodied carbon

In January we discussed embodied carbon with the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and ECD Architects, including a presentation of a case study on Verity Close - Lancaster West's first low-energy home. You can watch the session and view the slides below. 

Embodied carbon

Sustainability Series: Circular Economy

Sustainability Series: Circular Economy

In this Sustainability Series session we were kindly joined by Joshua Newton from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to discuss all things Circular Economy! 
Joshua initially introduced the fundamental principles of the concept of a ‘Circular Economy’ and then gave examples of the application of a Circular Economy in the real world. 

A circular economy is an economic system that is regenerative and able to retain as much value as possible from products, parts, and materials. It seeks to scrap the normal linear functioning economic system of taking resources from the planet, making something of it and then throwing it away. 

Adopting a circular economic system benefits everybody, whilst living within the limits of our planet. Please enjoy our session to learn more about a Circular Economy and how to apply this to our individual lives and local communities.

Sustainability Series: Circular Economy

Circular Economy Breakout Miro Board