Carbon Coach newsletter – June 2016



Politics is Life

It’s over a year now since I stood as Parliamentary Candidate for Beaconsfield.
My tally was 2,231* shiny bright green votes. I’m thankful, for each and every one.
*Dominic Grieve MP QC got 33,621.

The whole thing was quite an emotional roller coaster: before, during and after.
Entering the arena is not as bad as some might imagine, but it’s no doddle either.
Quite a few of ‘Our Deepest Fear’ s to be faced.  I’ve no regrets though. And more and more of us are realising today that the only thing stopping us from standing, is us:

“We are all leaders now – no more waiting.”

Here’s what I’ve been up to since then – following my bliss mostly:

I continue to enjoy occasional weeks at Embercombe, volunteering on a leadership programme called The Journey. Please take a look, and see if you feel drawn. There’s also Catalyst for 18-25 year olds.  Imagine if we’d all learnt love-led leadership earlier in life.

I have been enjoying connecting people with the love that I feel for the Riversimple ‘RASA’.  Today I’ve been quoted in a special piece in The Times : 
“Rasa is tomorrow’s disruptive technology on the road today”
I love it so much I’ve chipped in £50 to be a crowd shareholder! 

National CSR Awards

These are a whole new set of awards with a difference – for people and enterprises that are making a difference.  You’d do well to get involved.


I’m proud of my main Professional Institute, the Chartered Institute of Building and believe construction has a lot to offer in the race into the wider sustainability space. I’m encouraging more people to become Chartered Environmentalists too.

Sustainable Stand Up

My debut comedy set in Soho was funny, and fun!  Feel drawn to stand up for what you believe in.  The next London Sustainable Stand Up starts in September.

Marlow FM

Tune in to any Monday evening (7-9pm) from around the world – for the #WattNextShow

Own The Media

We are the media now.  I’m also a crowd shareholder in Positive News
Twitter enables all of us to BE the real global news network conglomerate inc.


I’m enjoying observing a growing number of Olympians speak out on ethical issues and hope to be working closely with some, over the next Olympiad.  The challenges we face on the planet call for Olympic grade endeavour, and the Olympic values just happen to be perfect:-

Friendship, Respect,  Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.

Wow.  Game on!

‘Til soon