Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt


Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, and is doing more and more work in India, Singapore and Malaysia.


In addition, Jonathon is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers, a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He is a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.


He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90), co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83), of which he is still a member, a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005), and a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008). He stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009, after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.

His latest book is ‘The World We Made’ (Phaidon 2013), providing a positive vision of how we get to be living in a fair and sustainable world in 2050. Previous books include Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007).

Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.





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easily the best reporting on delivery workers i've read in years. only a handful of pieces bother centering workers this much and this long so that you see the infrastructure they cobble together to survive despite deeply exploitative & unsafe conditions

Why in the world does allow 3 character passwords

Just used @arqbackup for my first real world restore, which saved me hours of rework. Would recommend.

How I look revisiting code that I wrote in the past.

If you're not reading your local @nwstwincities Area Forecast Discussion you're missing out

Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington just announced. @kare11

Chaotic good @CityMinneapolis @lyft @limebike

The feeling when looking at Google Maps photo spheres in northern Minnesota and they're taken by @webster

10 lines of code = 10 issues.

500 lines of code = "looks fine."

Code reviews.

What an interesting piece

A reminder that @Airbnb isn't a hotel, because a hotel doesn't randomly cancel your "reservation".

Thankful for the cleared bike Lanes @Hennepin @CityMinneapolis

Lot's of interesting details here on the Equifax breach

Two #BAITBIKE(s) were stolen over the weekend. Resulting in 3 suspects going to jail... One with an outstanding warrant and two in possession of drugs. Great work by patrol in apprehending these suspects! p.s. *ATTN THIEVES* we have bait devices all over campus 🚴🏻‍♂️📱💻

I've felt this pain.

Lots of #redandkhaki for the Target Dream Team.

@Gophers21 There is no law that requires a bicyclist to ride in a bike lane. Even on streets with bike lanes. Bicycles, like cars, are vehicles as defined by Minnesota state statute.

Do NOT stop in bike lanes: Bike lanes are not for cars. Stopping in bike lanes compromises the safety of bicyclists.

For when you want to figure out how to apply some macOS preference from the command line, without Googling for hours for out-of-date defaults commands:

$ defaults read | pbcopy
# make changes in System Preferences.‍app
$ diff -u -F '^ "' <(pbpaste) <(defaults read)

I've gotten questions about missing/damaged bollards on our protected bikeways. Each spring, Public Works replaces all the damaged or missing bollards and restripes all the bikeways. This will occur after the annual spring street sweeping which is scheduled for mid-April.