Bushfire Relief and Action: What we can do for today and the future

Bushfires are currently blazing across an extensive part of Australia. The scale of these bushfires is enormous and unprecedented. For context, the 2019 Amazon fires lost 2.24 million acres. In the past few months, the Australian bushfires across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia burnt over 15 million acres. This is not normal.The level…

2019 in Review: Sustainability Shifts, Leadership Trends and Focusing on Positive Action

2019- What. A. Year! Climate change has increased its profile as the biggest issue of our age with protests, campaigns and social activism pushing this agenda forward. Around the world, awareness is growing of climate change and sustainability. However leadership and action doesn't seem to be matching the pace of change required to tackle the…

Baltimore Is Focusing On Food To Transform Cities For The Future

Food is the underlying lifeblood of our communities. It connects us to each other, sustains us and helps us understand more about the natural environment. Regular access to quality, healthy food directly impacts the quality of life and environment. However, there are many cities around the world who do not have systems and policies in…

Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

How often do we stop to think about the importance of food in our lives? Having access to healthy, cheap and quality food is fundamental to our overall health and wellbeing. However for billions of people around the world, their cities are not set up for this. I was recently at the Milan Urban Food…

Warsaw’s Smart Approach To City Transformation

Smart cities are becoming increasingly important as populations continue to grow. This requires better management of infrastructure and resources. Cities around the world are creating smart city strategies to ensure sustainable population growth with more efficient use of resources and increased quality of life. However, a smart city strategy is not the silver bullet for…

Results of The 2019 Planet B Insights Community Survey

The first Planet B Insights Community Survey results have been released and the insights are amazing! Earlier this year, we had 46 people from our community share their thoughts about the future of Australia, their actions and how they are making a difference. The purpose of this survey was to understand the views of a…

Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

After an intense food waste moment in the Balkans I decided to research which countries are managing their food waste effectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina I stayed at a rafting camp that was known for its delicious, traditional food. Our meals were indeed delicious however the portions were incredibly huge. Their standard meals for 1…

Tirana’s Comprehensive Plan For a Sustainable Future

Tirana is a beautiful city in Albania with layers of history still painted on the buildings through architecture and design. I spent a whole day walking through the streets of Tirana searching for some of 750 000 bunkers scattered across the country from a previous leader who was paranoid of an enemy that didn’t exist.…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Milan

Other than being the fashion capital, Milan is full of side streets with exhibitions, museums, statues and amazing food! I spent a week here exploring the interesting city and getting inspired about how they are creating a city that is ready for future trends including population growth and air pollution. Sustainable Food Around every corner…

How Italy Is Evolving Capitalism Through B Corps

There is growing knowledge and acceptance (albeit often reluctantly) that current business practices are not working from the majority of people and our planet. It seems capitalism’s approach of profit maximisation through efficiency and growth at any cost may just be its own demise.  In response to these challenges, new businesses are forming around the…