03 June 2019Climavore - On Coastal Zones
Some of our trustees spent the weekend on Skye, as guests of ATLAS Arts, to look at their Climavore - On Coastal Zones project. Very thought-provoking - not just the subject (the need to find a more sustainable way of producing food from our shores) but also their arts-based approach to changing people's points of view. We have funded this over a number of years now, and it's great to see the progress, and the ambition to make locally reared bivalves and seaweeds a real low-carbon and low-pollution alternative to farmed salmon.
31 May 2019More Trees
Our trustees have been discussing the emerging focus on tree-planting to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and how that is likely to work in practice. "More trees" is a very positive message for environmentalists, but there's a right way and a wrong way to plant them, and we fear the money will be behind the wrong way. This blog post is timely!
17 May 2019Sustainable Renovation Guide - Reviewed
Nice to see the Guide reviewed in the Spring issue of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Quarterly Journal. "Sustainable Renovation deserves the widest possible circulation." - and "there is much of great interest to architects... but it is aimed at a wider readership."
That was what we thought too!