Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The blog of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Surrey.

Review of “The business of less: The role of companies and households on a planet in peril” by Roland Geyer (Routledge: London, 2022)

Roland Geyer’s new book The Business of Less starts with a vivid vignette – taking us back to 1991 and the realization by CES’s founder Prof. Roland Clift that a radical rethinking was needed about pollution, resources, economics and sustainability. Incremental ‘course corrections’ to industrial development could not possibly be enough in the face of […]

Stéphanie Looser Obituary

It is with great sadness, shock and disbelief that I have to report of the sad and sudden loss of Stephanie Looser, one of our Visiting Research Fellows, who passed away on 10 March. Our sympathy and support and empathy extends of course to her family, boyfriend and friends, who we hope will take heart that […]

Net Zero Leisure Centre Project

MSc graduate, Joseph Granado, shares blog 1-5 about a placement project he had with Cranleigh Parish Council.           Cranleigh Parish’s aims to design and construct a new leisure centre, with the goal of the structure being carbon neutral. While reaching net zero is not impossible, given the advancement in building techniques and technology, the method of […]

Reduction of carbon emissions across the Guildford

Industrial Placement blog in 4 parts with Guildford Environmental Forum by Katherien Murphy, MSc graduate. Beginning of Placement with GEF – 3rd March I have started a placement with Guildford Environmental Forum (GEF), working with them to increase their engagement with the local Guildford population in order to progress sustainability and support the rapid reduction […]

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