Hi. My name is Samuel Smith. I work in sustainability, interested in how we can be smarter in the way we live and interact with our planet and each other. Much of my work explores how we can create shifts in our food and farming systems so they support better livelihoods, healthier lifestyles and greater biodiversity. I’m interested in rapid decarbonisation, regenerative design and deep adaptation. I’m currently focusing on work with the Farm Carbon Toolkit, a UK enterprise that supports farmers to measure, understand and act on their greenhouse gas emissions.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing guitar and violin, going swimming in wild places and spending time in the mountains. Now and then, I also love to DJ, playing all sorts of musical curiosities. I live in Edinburgh.
This website is for sharing occasional reflections, usually related to my work in sustainability. I love writing but with a young family and competing interests there are often long periods of no writing.
I’m not active on social media. I find it’s often an unfulfilling distraction. I also don’t like the filters, the bubbles, the egos and its tendancy to polarise society on issues. I also feel troubled by their business models, often involving sneaky behavioural manipulations. I still use Twitter sporadically, but I’ve gladly ditched the rest. But no judgement towards others who enjoy their time on social media.
Thank you for visiting and if you’d like to get in touch, you can drop me an email: hi at thisissamsmith.com.