5 WTF songs to listen to during a Half Marathon (and some bangers)

I think running is a good excuse to just go and listen to music for a few hours. All the other benefits are incidental.

It also turned out to be a good excuse to finally pay up for a music streaming service and not rely on decades old 64kbps .wma files for my mobile listening enjoyment. So I also ended up listening to a wider range of music too… for better and for worse…

Including embarrassing stuff that suddenly sounds amazing when you are knackered, sweating and miserable. You’ll take any old quasi-inspirational “Yeah you can do it!” motivation where you can find it. Here are 5 of the weirdest/lamest songs I would never listen to normally but sound great when you’re half dead.

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DIY Survey panels / Polls with Amazon Mturk

Polls! (huh) What are they good for? Hopefully something, say it again.

What would you ask a national poll if you could? Could you afford to commission one?

This is something that’s come up a number of times in talks around audiences – how do we ask the people who AREN’T attending? How do we ask people from outside of city X what they think about city X? Would it be interesting to see what they thought before and after some big event? And so on.

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Greenfield greenwash: Music festivals and contradictions of the counter culture

This is a sample of a short e-book I’m working on. It collects various bits of research I’ve been involved in around festivals environmental impact, as well as thoughts about the big picture of it all. It’s targeted at a general audience, maybe the kind of thing I would have found useful as a student or anyone with an interest in festivals, green politics and general environmental management. Subscribe to the blog or send me an email (r.i.c.h.f@hotmail.co.uk) if you want to be notified when I finish it. Thanks for reading!

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National Refurbishment Centre

The National Refurbishment Centre is supporting the practical delivery of green refurbishment and retrofit, based on evidence from a network of exemplar buildings.

image: national refurbishmentcentre
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The centre is industry funded and industry focused (see a huge list of partners here) but there is much to be learned here for the average layman too. Read on…

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