Hattie Hartmann of the Architects Journal says architects should be ashamed of their abysmal record on carbon emissions, 30th July 2009

This is an excellent article by a journalist who is getting fed-up with ‘greenwash’ about sustainability.


Sustain magazine published the following 4 page article in July 2009. This piece summarises my experiences so far and explains how the common house sparrow in particular, and the wren have benefitted at the beginning of the breeding season to what is on offer.


Pictures taken by Getty Images of the arrival of my bees on July 1st 2009 caught the imagination of press around the world from the London Times to the Washington Post. Every little bit of help the bees can get is a good thing?


Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passivhaus Institute, teaches at AECB national conference, June 2009 and gives masterclasses at bere:architects


In an ideal world the police would be impartial upholders of all fair and just laws; of course with the proviso that the legal system, based on logic and reason, can challenge unjust or outdated laws.


How Justin Bere’s rooftop native wildflower meadow provides important support for the local house sparrow population as well as evidence of the role of native planting in the support of a healthy ecosystem.


The native Solomon’s Seal grows in shady conditions beneath trees and its flowers are loved by bumblebees that don’t mind hanging upside down to get at the nectar. Hazel trees overhead form a coppice which shades the native underplanting of wild flowers, working well for a broad range of wildlife from insects to birds. The Dog’s Mercury groundcover, a signifier of ancient woodland, has spread underground after an unpromising start last year and this spring has popped up all over the ground beneath the hazel coppice.


“…this ship, relaunched in 2007, has taken a hike in class and has taste oozing from its portholes. The design is sleek and sexy and the food is great…Views are peerless, so don Audrey Hepburn shades or brush up your Cary Grant drawl, and get aboard.”


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