Happy New Year, Everyone!

It is traditional at this time of year to gaze into the crystal ball and make some predictions for the following 12 months. Given that 2017 gave us served up the most unlikely figure of Michael Gove Eco-warrior, and with the increasingly childishly unpredictable Donald Trump, I am very loath to make specific predictions for the year ahead.

However, the following are almost certain to occur:

  • The low carbon and circular economies will continue to grow at a rate unpredicted by even the most optimistic a few years ago;
  • We will continue to pick up signals from the natural world that we have to move even faster.

But the short term noise of politics, innovation and media storms remain beyond my deductive powers, so we will just have to wait and see.

But I'm not saying 'wait and see before taking action'. Let's go back on the old cliché of "the best way to predict the future is to create it". The only way to prevent occasionally inclement weather from knocking the good ship Sustainability off course is to set a clear destination and keep the vessel pointed in that direction.

So, please ask yourself, what are your three most important goals for the next twelve months, what will you have to have achieved by the six month-mark to be on course, and what do you have to start/stop doing right now to hit that trajectory.

For some inspiration, check out our freebie webinar on 24 January, 12 Kick Ass Sustainability Ideas for 2018. Click here to register. 


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