Two students from Brockwood Park School in Hampshire have embarked on an epic 3,000km challenge as a call for action against climate change. Classmates have helped Finn Cameron-Turner and Tereza Deminova, aged 17, to hand-build a 16ft, wooden, double-ended, clinker sailboat which they are sailing and rowing through 10 different countries, from the North Sea to the Black Sea, and the final destination of Tereza’s home town of Sochi, Russia with the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Finn and Tereza’s 3-month+ challenge aims to draw attention to the climate crisis, and by immersing themselves in nature and different cultures of the world, they will be showcasing the benefits of sustainable travel to other young people.
After hearing of their story, we have decided to sponsor their challenge with €2,000 funding and 2 laptops, enabling them to document their adventure with an online blog and series of videos so that they can share this educational and practical learning experience. We will also be planting a tree for every 10km that the pair travel on water.
We will be sharing their videos and blog posts along the way, so be sure to keep an eye out and spread the word about these inspirational young people. We wish them all the best on their journey and can’t wait to see where this adventure takes them.
Best of luck, Finn and Tereza!
A2C Services announced today that Scott Mac Meekin is to join the company as CEO to drive the company’s growth through Circular Computing™ as the world leader of Sustainable IT.
“I am honoured to have been appointed as CEO and it is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers such a radical and dynamic approach to IT asset remarketing. My experience of providing capital and management expertise to grow companies within the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) sector is a perfect match” said Scott. “The organisation is making a positive impact in the world and I am looking forward to facing the challenges presented by being a leader and innovator in growing the sustainable IT market segment. The company has had the conviction, values and energy to invest heavily in its remanufacturing facility and I want to be part of the journey to growth and success."
Scott Mac Meekin will succeed founder and CEO of the company, Rod Neale, who is going to concentrate on growing revenues and developing the vision and future plans for the organisation and shareholders.
“Scott is an ideal match for the company and brings a huge amount of experience and a successful track record of growth. I am delighted that we will be working together.” said Rod. “Creating this company from the ground up over 25 years ago, I have a tremendous amount of industry knowledge as has Scott. Working together we will have an increased focus on strategic management and ambitious growth plans”
The announcement of Scott Mac Meekin as the new CEO is expected to be the first in a long list of new appointments to the company as it pivots from being one of the most successful IT asset remarketing companies in the world to being the world’s first large-scale Secondary Equipment Manufacturer (SEM) focused on remanufacturing laptops. The world is at a tipping point and demands a more sustainable future – and carbon neutral, remanufactured laptops is a rapidly growing market segment.
Today the company has over 250 staff dedicated to delivering remanufactured laptops through a network of distribution and reseller channels. It has built capacity of up to 10,000 units per month with a target of 50,000 within the next 3 years.
“This is the IT product I’ve been waiting 15 years to see. Circular Computing™ laptops are a genuine example of remanufacturing in a field of pretenders it ticks all the circular economy boxes: financial, environmental, social and supply chain with no compromise on quality, performance or the user experience. It sets the benchmark very high indeed for the others.”
About David Parker
Company: Centre for Reuse & Remanufacturing & Conseil Européen de Remanufacture
Oakdene Hollins, CRR, Eco Label,
CRR & CER are operated by Oakdene Hollins, a clean technology and resource management consultancy.
CRR is leading a consortium to develop the European remanufacturing industry. The €1.5 million project is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and will engage those remanufacturing from across Europe.
Founded in 1994, Oakdene Hollins works with public and private sectors to embed sustainable practices which improve environmental impacts, business efficiency and profitability. Our strategic advice is backed by sound data analysis and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs.
“I met the people from Circular Computing™ recently and I believe that what they are doing is an angle shift that, a few years down the line, will result in “a new normal”. The road to a true self-sustainable circular economy is a long one but progress is made by innovative individuals and companies taking steps that change the habits of the rest of us. Circular has identified what should be done and has acquired the skills to do it. I wish them nothing but great success, as we will all benefit.”
About Professor Walter R.Stahel
Prof. Walter R. Stahel has been founder-director of the Product-Life Institute (Switzerland), the oldest established consultancy in Europe devoted to developing sustainable strategies and policies, since 1983. From 1986 to 2013, he was also director of risk management research of the Geneva Association. In 1971, he graduated from ETH Zurich with an MA in architecture. Walter is a full member of the Club of Rome.
In 2005, he was nominated Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK; in 2016 at l’Institut EDDEC (environmement, développement durable et économie circulaire), Montréal, Canada.
In 2013, Walter received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Surrey; in 2016 another one from l’Université de Montréal.
Walter’s latest analysis of a Circular Industrial Economy has been on-line since early January 2016 and the majority of his publications are available for free
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