Doing the Do at the Do Lectures 2011


I was very excited and honoured to be invited back to the Do Lectures this year with my reporter hat on. After my first experience of Do in 2009 I knew what was in store, but that didn’t make it any less thrilling to be there. Again I met some incredibly inspiring people and have basically been bashing away at the keyboard ever since, trying to convey as much of the exhileration as possible. Have a look at these posts on TreeHugger.

Getting behind the wheel for the Volvo Snowbombing Challenge


I accepted the crazy challenge from Volvo to drive one of their cars from the UK to Austria on one tank of fuel. A feat commonly known as hypermiling. The Volvo Snowbombing Challenge is designed to encourage people from all over Europe to drive to their ski holiday rather than fly. It is a great example of research into real world low carbon living solutions. I must say it was an entertaining drive. Find out if I got stuck on the roadside with an empty tank…

The Volvo Snowbombing Challenge: Drive from the UK to Austria on One Tank of Petrol. Can We Do It?

Reporting for TreeHugger from The Do Lectures in Wales


The Do Lectures are held in a very beautiful green field on Fforest farm in Wales, where you stay in amazing Buckminster Fuller style geodesic domes with stunning views and hang out in the old crofter’s cottage bar.This is definitely an outdoorsy, back to nature, adventurous approach to an ideas conference that focuses on sustainability and creativity both in word and deed. The Do Team describe the event as being a cross between “TED talks, Burning man and Where the Wild things are…A Glastonbury for the mind”, no less!

The Do Lectures: It’s Like TED In A Welsh Field