Thailand is Drowning in Waste! – Part 1: The Challenge

I participated in an interesting summit of academics and government officials towards the end of the summer. The event, “Revitalizing Rural Development for Poverty Eradication in Asia,” featured three tracks of discussions about (1) natural resources and the environment, (2) rights and democratization, & (3) livelihood and wellbeing. I joined the track around natural resources and […]

YY Cocktail #9: Reaching Zero Waste through Social Business

I’ve been planning a YY Cocktail event with friends at AIT’s Yunus Centre on Zero Waste and Social Business. We’ll be at The HOME BKK next Wednesday night (March 15th). Event and location info is provided below. Come join us if you’re able. Program Overview Waste is a growing problem in Bangkok— Nearly 10,000 tons […]

LightBlue supports Zero Waste in Singapore (5 Steps to Zero Waste)

I’m visiting Singapore with LightBlue Environmental Consulting for the Singapore Hotel Association’s event on waste. We expect it to be interesting and informative as local hotels will be awarded for their sustainability efforts. We created this short video with tips to help businesses that are thinking about implementing zero waste practices get started. Reach out […]

Waste & Recycling in Singapore

I’m headed to a zero waste event with the Singapore’s National Environment Agency and the Singapore Hotel Association next week. In doing some homework for the event, I found a surprisingly large gap between what I’d call commercial vs. retail recycling rates. I’m looking forward to working with businesses to help close that gap. If […]

About Me

I’m a writer, consultant, and garden-variety curmudgeon based in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m the founder of the Wicked Problems Collaborative (we’ll be publishing our first book, on inequality, in the fall of 2016), and I’ve written for a variety of platforms, including: The RSA, Harvard Business Review, and my column with SALT Magazine. I’m also a Fellow of the RSA, […]

Have pen. Will travel.

I’ve got big news to share as I’ve recently moved from Boise, Idaho, to Bangkok, Thailand.  While I’m here I’ll be looking for opportunities to help firms with csr / sustainability efforts along (but not limited to) the following lines: Zero Waste Programs Fostering Intrapreneurship Designing Circular Systems I approach such efforts with the specific […]