Having chosen to arrive in Brussels just 2 days before my first working day, my first week on the job with ENEP became a time for learning and experiencing a lot of new things all at once! I had to get settled in my apartment, find my way to work for the first time and, of course, sample some great
In February this year I was lucky enough to be chosen to take up a Leonardo Mobility Placement at ENEP (the European Network of Environmental Professionals), based in Brussels. While on placement I got involved with setting up the Brussels Environment Interns (or the BEI for short) a new networking group especially designed for interns interested in, and working within,
It has become clear in the last few years that the ‘Doom and Gloom’ approach previously associated with climate change campaigns hasn’t had the impact that was hoped for. Whilst showing the many negative impacts of climate change and other major issues such as loss of biodiversity certainly affects people, it renders them a little helpless most of the time.
‘What is the value of positive communications around sustainability, and why it’s a more effective way of encouraging people to change their behaviour?’ Despite the theme of this blog, I’m going to begin with a lot of negativity. I consider what might be referred to as the ‘environmental movement’, a failure. For a large part of past 50 years it has
If the World Were Your Kitchen… A tower of encrusted dishes stacked precariously in the sink. Five day-old wet clothes in the washing machine (adding mustiness to the lingering smell of last night’s curry). At least six recognizable different types of stains on the cooker. An inch-thick layer of bacon grease in the grill speckled with tiny bits of what I assume