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Smart Sustainability Will Be Honoured at Ashden Awards

This year’s Ashden Awards take place on Thursday 9 June in London. The global party will include applicants from all over the world including the UK, Africa, Indonesia, Mauritania, Asia and Central America. Eleven awards will be given out on the night. The Ashden Awards honour those dedicated to...


Yesterday’s Headlines 26/05/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 26/05/2016

Yesterday news broke that climate resolutions at the AGMs of oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron were backed by the most shareholders ever, MEP Keith Taylor has said Britain’s beaches benefit from the EU and the Church of Scotland will no longer invest in the worst polluting companies. There was...


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How to ensure your IT department is eco-friendly.

Remaining online is imperative and companies that do not invest in resilient IT infrastructure are putting their companies at risk. With a shift from paper to online and computerised systems, IT is seen as a means to reduce a company’s environmental footprint. We expect our IT department to support...


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Sedex and BSCI Announce Partnership

Sedex and BSCI will now co-develop projects and programmes in an effort to increase the sustainability of their memberships. The news comes after the two businesses signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The collaboration should see the two companies working together to tackle issues such as human trafficking and...


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Forest Conservation Projects Granted Funding

The preservation and conservation projects in North Carolina and Virginia which have been chosen to receive funding from the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund have been announced. The $5 million Fund is a ten year programme that seeks to protect bottomland forests in the area. The projects eligible for grants...


electricity pylon by Lydia via flickr

7 Things to Keep in Mind as You Choose the Best Energy Provider

Does looking at your energy bill each month just make you want to scream? Fluctuating rates and increased service costs can quickly throw a wrench into anyone’s budget. The good news is that homeowners now have more power in their hands than ever before. Aside from making home improvements...


Yesterday’s Headlines 25/05/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 25/05/2016

In case you missed it, yesterday we reported that the National Trust has been awarded for implementing renewables at its properties and the European Investment Bank have offered a record breaking loan for a windfarm in Scotland. In other news, an innovative new approach to tackle air pollution was...


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Leading Energy Group Confirmed Ocean Conference Sponsors

A naval defence and innovative energy company has been announced as a gold sponsor for this year’s annual Ocean Energy Europe conference (OEE2016). French-based DCNS will sponsor the two-day ocean energy sector event in November. The event will recognise the work completed by the naval defence group who have...


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A Guide to Becoming a Wind Turbine Technician

If you are interested in becoming a wind turbine technician, I have both bad and good news for you.  The good news is that this career field is growing rapidly and it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to find a job (particularly in certain states where wind turbine...


Vegetable garden by Nick Saltmarsh via Flickr

How to Start Your Organic Garden

Organic vegetables are healthy and have a wonderful taste. If you would like to grow your own, here are some tips that can help. Don’t compare your first organic gardening efforts to those of your neighbour’s, or the ones you see in book, TV shows or magazines. Do the...


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7 Ways to Improve the Air Quality of Your Own Home

Outdoor pollution is a major concern for environmentalists, but indoor pollution can be even denser, not to mention more noticeable. Our living spaces are tightly enclosed and filled with various things deteriorating the air quality, and we often end up spending more time in these enclosed spaces as well....


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A Look at Why Green Consumers are Buying Refurbished Electronics

If you’re in the market for a consumer electronics product such as a phone, computer, or TV, you may find yourself presented with two options: new or refurbished. While your initial reaction is to go with the new product, the price tag on the refurbished alternative can be tempting....


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Leading Sustainable Guam Hotel Scoops EarthCheck Award

A luxury hotel in Guam has been honoured with a prestigious EarthCheck award. The Dusit Thani Guam Resort has been awarded the impressive EarthCheck Bronze Certification. It is the first hotel in Guam to receive this honour. EarthCheck is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous environmental benchmarking...


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Last Chance to Nominate for Cleantech 100

The deadline for this year’s Cleantech Global 100 programme is fast approaching. There are only seven days left to nominate a Cleantech company before Phase one of the programme ends on May 31. To nominate a Cleantech company (it must not be listed on any major stock exchange) visit then...


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Hermes EOS Director Talks Climate at AGMs

All eyes have been on the oil and gas industry this week as Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of industry giants got underway. There has been significant push in recent weeks for businesses to adopt climate resolutions in line with the Paris Agreement. Tim Goodman, Director at Hermes EOS, the...