Behaviour change

Can the Events Management sector help scale sustainable solutions?

More Events Management students are learning to ask what sustainability can do for their practice. The next question is what Events Management can do for sustainability, argues Sandro Carnicelli, Lecturer in Events Management at the Business School, University of the West of Scotland, which won the 2014 National Union of Students Green Impact Award.

Did they really say that?

A look back at some of the political promises reported by Green Futures over the past 18 years.

Different versions of the future

I’ve just finished reading a little tract by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway called The Collapse of Western Civilisation: a View from the Future. Not a very cheery title!

Healthy vending machines provide fresh food 24/7

An innovative new vending machine has raised $1.3 million to get itself into universities, hospitals, gyms, and other busy places where people want to purchase something fast and fresh.

New biochemical techniques could transform land usage

So-called 'agricultural biologicals' could be used to dramatically improve resource efficiency, converting fibres that are currently wasted into liquid biofuels and increasing crop yields.

Forum's coming of age

As Forum waves a very fond farewell to trustee Sir John Harman, we asked him to share some of his thoughts about his time with us.

Interactive bugs put the spotlight on e-waste

Robot butterflies built from discarded smartphone components are on display at the 02 arena, as part of 02's campaign to raise awareness about e-waste.

Sustainable schools project boosts exam results

The pupil-friendly design of several Bristol schools has helped to increase the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A*-to-C grades.

Could smart public transport systems make car ownership obsolete in cities?

Helsinki has declared plans to transform its current public transport system into one that is efficient, affordable and comprehensive. The plan is so ambitious that it aims to make the necessity of owning a car obsolete.

Prototyping the future

James Goodman discusses where the practice of futures is heading next.