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About SustMeme

Sustainable Futurist, Speaker, Facilitator & Journalist, Jim McClelland is the Ex-Editor & Founder of sustain' Magazine. Interests: Clean + Green, CSR, Smart Cities, Swarm Theory. Curator at sustmememagazine.com

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IMPORTANT: Please note this blog has now been upgraded and moved to a new location here. There at SustMeme.com you will still find the full archive, plus all usual features, as well as a few extra elements and pages. From now … Continue reading

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Cultural Tourism: Prodigy, or problem child?

A version of this article – which explores the sustainability of Cultural Tourism, its benefits and risks for Business, the Arts, Society and the Environment – first appeared in Artworks Journal, 3 December, 2013. Tourists are money, as the Sex … Continue reading

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Powering the future: 5 innovations of interest

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Powering the Future’, published in The Times, 1 May, 2013. BIOFUELS FROM ALGAE A near-perfect poster child for sustainable energy, algae is both a biodegradable living organism and … Continue reading

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Sustainable community: It’s a people thing

A version of this article first appeared on the Sustainability Talk & News website, published 23 April, 2013. What is a sustainable community? Some might say there is no such thing. I would counter, in fact, that there is no such thing … Continue reading

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Race against time for future cities

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Future Cities’, published in The Times, 26 March, 2013. According to data from the UN, in 2008, the proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas passed … Continue reading

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Urban Greening: Nature is back in town

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Future Cities’, published in The Times, 26 March, 2013. According to received wisdom, it is not possible to put a price on Nature, however, to much debate, that … Continue reading

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Sustainable farming futures: Fields of hope

A version of this article first appeared in a Special Report on ‘Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security’, published in The Times, 25 March, 2013. “The key statistic is that we are producing 260% more food with 2% less inputs versus … Continue reading

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Energy: How low can we go?

A version of this article first appeared on the Sustainability Talk & News website, published 28 February, 2013. Smart-city strategies are rethinking the rôle of buildings in terms of their ability to generate, share and store energy, rather than just consume. In … Continue reading

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Community Resilience: From Sandy to Sustainability

A version of this article first appeared on the Sustainability Talk & News website, published 18 December, 2012. At every level, Hurricane Sandy represents a wake-up call for the sleeping giant of community resilience that is the built-environment sector. It is time … Continue reading

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