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My work is about communicating new ideas and helping turn them into realities

I used to work as a supply chain consultant in factories, mines and warehouses, getting new systems used by busy people.

That taught me a lot about the human factor in successful innovation – the critical importance of communications and relationships.

For a time I was a professional coach and trainer, helping business
managers turn their plans into effective team action.

Now I write for myself and for others – which gives me freedom to travel. I blog on sustainability and help others communicate effectively online with web content and copy.

I’m an ideas junkie, combining new developments with old wisdom to deliver smarter solutions

I – mostly – live in the hills outside Melbourne (Australia, not Canada) and do regular road trips to explore the beauty of the outback.

I have a wonderful husband, a forest garden full of birds and an amazing coworking community.

I’ve been an owner builder, hands on for years in building our home in the hills and its bird-friendly garden.

I’m addicted to the written word, new ideas and the power of story telling.

I read sci fi, fantasy, innovation, sustainability, business development and communication in about equal amounts.

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I’m hooked on the opportunity side of sustainability

I discovered the wealth positive, inspiring solutions side of sustainability back in 2002 when I first read Natural Capitalism.

I’ve been writing on sustainability, opportunity and innovation since 2004.

In 2009, I wrote The Deep Green Profit Handbook as a short guide to the hidden business opportunities of sustainability.

Other projects are An Inconvenient Species, and Regenerative Business discussion groups on LinkedIn and other platforms.

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6 months ago

"the use of the solar glass is expected to boost plant growth rate by 20-30%, compared to standard greenhouses. ... a large proportion of the energy generated ... will be used to power the greenhouse’s microclimate control system"

6 months ago

"In total, the curved concrete solution sports an 80 per cent emissions reduction when the low emissions concrete, reduction of waste in processing and the efficiencies gleaned through curvature are taken into account. "

6 months ago

And while national governments “discuss” emissions targets around 2050... “Unilever’s Clean Future program () aims to eliminate fossil-fuel-based chemicals from all Unilever cleaning and laundry ...

7 months ago

"At the scheme’s heart is Enosi’s Powertracer platform, that essentially allows consumers to choose the provenance of their renewable electricity supply, by enabling the direct traceability of half-hourly energy settlements"

7 months ago

"This type of work isn’t a complete solution to our waste problem... But these types of tools can help governments better understand the scale of the challenge. And systems that catch trash in rivers... can be a final safeguard... "

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What People Say

"Leigh was recommended to me by my website developer. I subsequently became aware that she actually worked on his website too, and that clearly worked as I had already hired him.  After two minutes of our first Skype conversation, I knew I had the right person. Leigh obviously has a business background and a broad range of experience and knowledge of all things commercial and very quickly was in tune with what I needed. I got the feeling that Leigh wasn’t just copywriting but truly cared how my new website would turn out, and that its success was as important to her as it is to me. Everything was delivered on time as promised, and I don’t think we had a single revision.  I highly recommend Leigh’s services, you will not be disappointed!"

Mark Oakley

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