So the Christmas decorations are coming down, the cards heading for the recycling bins and life starts returning to normal. I hope you all had a great festive holiday and that Santa Claus brought you what you wanted. For the first year ever, I really did want, and got, new socks. I also managed to be fast asleep by 23:55 on New Year’s Eve – what a lightweight I have become!
But I’m extremely excited about 2011. Last year was challenging for me personally with the new baby and two elections (local and general) requiring a lot of my energy, but it was all a lot of fun and the business did pretty well regardless.
Here are some of the reasons why I’m looking forward to 2011:
- My second book, The Green Executive, will be out on 20 May (part of the reason I’m working today – a bank holiday in the UK – is to review and approve the copy editor’s work). The book covers the strategic and leadership requirements of a green business and features 18 interviews with leading corporate sustainability experts.
- We’re launching our Green Business Webinar series on 2 Feb. These 10 sessions will provide a cost-effective, time-efficient and low carbon way to develop your skills. More details next week.
- We’re developing a diagnostic tool for medium/large businesses and expect to be trialling it in Feb/Mar for launch thereafter.
- There is a whole raft of client projects in the offing including developing industrial ecology/symbiosis links in the forestry/wood/pulp industries and lots of training courses.
So, I hope you will come with us into this thrilling period – by subscribing to these blog posts (hit the big orange button) and/or The Low Carbon Agenda. By the way, the first edition of the latter will feature a planning process for 2011 and the answers to the fiendishly difficult low carbon quiz (nobody got all six questions right). Keep it green!