Something for the weekend (and beyond)

I’m off on hols for the next couple of weeks, hoping to celebrate my beautiful baby girl’s first birthday on an equally beautiful French summer’s day.

Not that I expect you to be suffering from withdrawal symptoms or anything, but if you’re in desperate need of an interesting CR fix in the meantime, you could do a lot worse than visit www.ted.com.

It’s an absolutely amazing site, built on an amazing concept. Once a year, some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are gathered in the same place and given 18 minutes to give the talk of their lives – all captured on video and available to download directly into your iTunes library.

There’s a whole thread on sustainability, featuring the likes of Al Gore, Amory Lovins and Janine Benyus, and it really brings home the message that economic progress and the preservation of the planet needn’t be mutually exclusive.

My personal favourite? A thought-provoking and at times very amusing talk by Bill McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle – the book that, along with Jonathon Porritt’s Capitalism as if the World Matters, first got me interested in thinking more deeply about CR.

Check it out. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

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