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Yesterday’s Headlines

Yesterday’s Headlines

Yesterday’s headlines included news that Polly Courtice, who founded the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, is set to be made a Dame and the International Festival of Business 2016 will play host to the GREAT British showcase of innovation, creativity and design. In other news, Friends of the Earth...


ELE Presentation

MIA Honours Unique Energy Innovation Project

Extreme Low Energy has been rewarded at the Merseyside Innovation Awards for their “technological breakthrough” in energy. The MIAs recognise companies and individuals who use creativity to increase growth and profitability, and contribute towards the UK’s economic development. Extreme Low Energy has created an energy system that powers more...


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Liverpool Hosts International Innovators at IFB2016

This year’s three week International Festival for Business (IFB2016) opened yesterday at Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre. IFB2016 is the premier event of the business calendar and will showcase the best of British innovation, design and creativity to an international audience. More than 30,000 delegates are expected to attend this year’s...


house interior by Tavo via Flickr

11 simple eco-friendly practices you can adopt at home

You have a home and you want to think more about the environment. You want to improve your home habits to conserve energy and to develop green initiatives within your home. Here are ten simple eco-friendly practices that you can adopt at home. 1. Make use of natural light...


car fumes by Riley Kaminer via flickr (1)

4 Ways Driving Hurts the Environment and Your Health

Most Americans commute into the city from a suburban neighborhood rather than live close enough to walk to the office. Thus, the average time they spend driving to work is 25.5 minutes. That totals nearly an hour that every day people spend in compulsory driving (as opposed to shopping...


office worker at desk

How to Establish a Corporate Culture That Values Sustainability

From an executive leadership perspective, it’s hard to totally transform your company culture. Once employees become accustomed to doing things certain ways, it’s difficult to alter these habits. However, when it comes to sustainability, something must be done. 5 Tips for Establishing a Green Corporate Culture In 2016, it’s...


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Collaborative Monsoon Project Launched Today

Scientists from the University of East Anglia are set to release underwater robots into the ocean to study monsoon rainfall as part of a collaborative project between researchers in the UK and India. The team will use state-of-the-art equipment to take atmospheric measurements and predict monsoon rainfall by studying...


Warwickshire

Solar Farm Pledge £125,000 to Midlands Air Ambulance

It was revealed today that the Midlands Air Ambulance charity will receive £5,000 a year for the next 25 years from a local renewable energy farm. Warwickshire Community Energy has agreed to provide the funding through profits from its nearby solar farm. The life-saving charity is set to receive...


iema

IEMA Announce Sustainability Support for Members

The IEMA is focusing on sustainability performance on an international scale by providing new levels of support and recognition to its members. Workers with relevant jobs will be equipped with the necessary environment and sustainability skills. The announcement comes as the need to tackle growing global environmental problems becomes...


In and around Kytra Lock, On the Caledonian Canal, where bespoke canalside cottages are available to rent through Scottish Canals

Trio of Speakers Join World Canals Conference Line-Up

An announcement from organisers has revealed that three highly regarded industry experts will join the bill at the 2016 World Canals Conference in Scotland. Roland Lewis, Pete Grannis, and Daniel Fábrega, from the Americas, will speak at the prestigious event with a variety of other internationally recognised speakers in...


Yesterday’s Headlines 09/06/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 09/06/2016

Yesterday’s news saw Friends of the Earth urge the Government to reject an application to allow farmers to use bee harming pesticides, ShareAction’s launch of a sustainable and responsible investment network and the backing of a low carbon heat initiative by the Mayor of Bristol. Other stories included details...


Pope Francis

Laudato Si Week Starts on Sunday

Laudato Si Week, a week of activities and celebrations, begins on Sunday 12 June. Laudato Si Week will see Catholics from around the world come together to mark the one year anniversary of the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, title Laudato Si: On Care of our Common Home....


Aberdeen Community Energy

Construction Begins on Aberdeen Hydro Project

Aberdeen Community Energy (ACE) have revealed that plans to construct Scotland’s first urban community hydro scheme have been finalised. ACE and the Donside Community Association (DCA) have been finalising details of the project for the past few months. Construction work on The Donside Hydro, in the village of Donside,...


Ethical Corp

Ethical Corp Release Responsible Business Report

Ethical Corportion have recently published a new report on responsible business. The report, titled State of Responsible Business Report 2016, details the responses of more than 2,000 experts and executives worldwide. Findings reveal that only half of corporate business executives believe sustainability is driving revenue for their business. This annual review...


Ariane de Vienna

oekom Announce Ariane de Vienne’s New Role

Leading international sustainable investment rating agency, oekom research, has appointed a new Head of its New York office. oekom research welcomed Ariane de Vienne, who has a wealth of experience in the investment and sustainability industry, at the start of June. Ariane de Vienne will be responsible for managing...