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Why not do a dodo?

The demise of the dodo was a tragic story. It endured terrible existential threats and was unable to respond. You can read all about it here.

The tragedy of the dodo.

We, humans, now too face an existential threat – climate change.

But unlike the unfortunate dodos of the 17th century, we have the power to determine our own future. We have the gift of survival in our hands.

We have the ability to organise, cooperate and communicate. By taking collective action, we can enjoy healthier, more prosperous, low-carbon lifestyles.

And there is plenty we can do right now.

But whatever you do do, don’t do a dodo.

Don’t do a dodo was created by Charles Bradshaw-Smith and Nigel Timperley.

Between us, we have well over forty years’ experience in the energy industry, working at senior levels.

Charles is currently working as a ‘smart energy’ entrepreneur, using local renewable energy to build resilient communities and social capital. He previously worked as Head of Innovation in E.ON’s engineering division.

Nigel is an experienced Programme Manager, who has delivered large bespoke IT and engineering systems development programmes & projects since the early 1990s. He has worked in the energy industry since 1997, also for E.ON, and continues to do so, in a consultancy capacity.

We’re both convinced that climate change can be beaten – by changing hearts and minds first. And this is best done by communities of people working together.

We met at E.ON and have remained firm friends for the best part of 20 years.

We’re on LinkedIn here and here. We can also be reached by email.