Fossil fuel free by 2030 - it can be done

At Co-ops Congress in June, attendees supported the notion that co-ops should aspire to be fossil fuel free by 2030. In this article we explore the thinking behind the goal and what it might mean for co-ops. 

Unpicking the goal

Why fossil fuels? A fundamental cause of the current climate change dilemma is the burning of fossil fuels. The goal could be about carbon but focusing on fossil fuels gets to the root of the problem. 

A pitch for a co-op sustainability network

This is the pitch that I made at Co-ops Congress on Saturday 27th June. It received a lot of support and was voted through as an idea that should be carried forward. In the spirit of transparency I thought that it would be good to put it somewhere where others could access it.

This isn’t my pitch; it was generated at the end of the Worker Coop weekend and is inspired by the real spirit of co-operation that infused the discussion there.

ISO14001 provides a vehicle, but where is it going?

The previous post on ISO14001 focused on the revisions to this formal environmental management system standard due later this year.  However, it is important to recognise that while ISO14001 implemented well can make a difference, it is not a panacea for environmental practice.  Reporting is one omission.

Our first Future Fit report

We first highlighted the new Future Fit for Business benchmark and goals in a blog last winter and have now published a report on what Sustainable Change Co-operative is doing to meet them.

ISO 14001 is changing – what does it mean?

Later this year a revitalised 3rd version of ISO14001 will be launched but what does it mean for organisations already embracing environmental management system (EMS) thinking, and what of those not yet off the mark?

What’s the difference?