My name is Martin Stott. As a sustainable development practitioner I have focused on the local. Much of my career was in local government, but in different ways my whole working life has been devoted to sustainable solutions.
This website is a natural development of the approach I have always taken, exploring local solutions to global issues, working with colleagues in UK local government, but ranging much more widely, collaborating with friends and colleagues in business, academia, education and the voluntary sector in the UK, Europe, USA and across the world.
To promote this I launched this website in 2009. I post articles of interest regularly and I started blogging from this site in September 2012. Take a look at the blog section. I hope to post every few weeks.
Since leaving local government at the end of 2011 I have branched out into work with the voluntary sector and expanded my horizons to include campaigning using photography – see my pictures for the Bhopal Medical Appeal – and film, acting as Executive Producer for the film ‘Plant this Movie’ (you can see a trailer here) narrated by Daryl Hannah which will be launched at the Portland Film Festival in August 2014. I also ‘tweet’ regularly and you can follow me @divinity65.
I am a member of the Association of Chairs – the newly established organization for Chairs of UK voluntary organizations and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Take a look at some of the things I am up to and if you think we might be able to help each other in some way get in touch.