Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt

Author

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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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 http://m.startribune.com/iron-range-village-makes-do-without-being-connected-to-power-grid/513321162/

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 https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Equifax-Report.pdf

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 🚴🏻‍♂️📱💻