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New Window Technologies Transforming Home Energy Efficiency

Sustainability begins at home, so it’s important to assess your home’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to energy efficiency. And while some problems are easy to see – the old air conditioner that uses too much energy without cooling the home effectively, the drafty door that lets cool...


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Sustainable Investment: 5 Stocks To Watch

Investing is a great way to start developing a nest egg for retirement or saving for your children’s college education. Many people struggle with investing, however, because the popular stocks are costly and some leading companies pursue unsustainable business practices that don’t reflect shareholders’ priorities. Since more individuals are...


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End to End Clean Energy: The Future of House Building and Development

Smart Phones, Smart TV’s and now Smart Homes?  In the last 12 months we’ve witnessed the introduction of impressive tech like thermostats that adapt to your schedule and can be controlled from your phone, Kettles that you can boil from anywhere in the world and smart locks that allow...


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Are Bike Share Programs Earth Friendly?

Bike sharing programs have cropped up all over Europe and the United States, especially in major metropolitan areas. Both tourists and members of the local workforce have benefited from the presence of these new programs – but there are a few hidden costs that potential users should know about...


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Nominees for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016 Announced

The four Great Britain start-ups – ARBOREA, Bump Mark, Caventou and SteamaCo – are among the 25 nominees who are in the running for a final place of the tenth edition of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2016. This is the largest annual international competition in the field of...


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Response to the National Audit Office Briefing

Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, responds to the National Audit Office briefing for the Environmental Audit Committee   “This report is right to highlight that meeting the UK’s carbon targets without Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be more expensive and...


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Artists Seek Inspiration at University in Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin University is hosting the Cambridge Sustainability Residency, a fortnight where artists are influenced by science and the environment. The artists will be inspired by a packed programme of guest speakers, laboratory visits and conversations with local grassroots groups, and their finished pieces will go on show to...


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Winner of ReFood’s Scholarship Programme Graduates with First Class Honours

Ronan Keane, the winner of ReFood’s pioneering waste management scholarship programme, has graduated from Huddersfield University with a first class honours degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Awarded in July 2015, following a comprehensive judging process, the industry-first scholarship saw Ronan compete against undergraduates from across the UK...


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World’s Largest Companies Claimed to be Under-reporting Sustainability Policies

New report released claims the world’s largest companies are under-reporting sustainability policies and performance, hindering access to data that could allow investors to play a full role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.  The study, “Measuring sustainability Disclosure: Ranking the World’s Stock Exchanges 2016”, finds that of 4469...


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PETA Responds to Home Office’s ‘Annual Statistics’

Following the release of the Home Office’s Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2015, Science Policy Adviser for PETA, Dr Julia Baines, responds “Given that the latest Home Office statistics reveal that a staggering 4.14 million scientific procedures were carried out on animals in British laboratories in 2015,...


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Ethical Rankings Released Regarding Computer Companies and Products

The Ethical Company Organisation today releases the much anticipated Ethical Rankings for PC’s, laptops and tablets. There are numerous ethical issues surrounding technology today.  We live in a throw-away culture where products are regularly upgraded to the latest model, or even thrown out when they could be fixed, which...


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New IBE Report Released as Part of Culture Coalition Project

The new Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) report claims companies must work out their values in order to communicate with the society which gives them their licence to operate. The report (Stakeholder engagement: values, businesses culture and society) contains a series of case studies detailing how companies such as...


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£2.4m Extra Funding for UK Crowdfunders

UK-based crowdfunding platform unveils new way for project owners to get additional partners from councils, brands and grant makers. Crowdfunder, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, is to distribute money, traditionally given out by councils, brands and community funds via grants or sponsorship, to crowdfunding projects that meet the partner’s...


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Ice Cream Waste to Power UK Homes this Summer

Inedible ice cream waste is now being used as a new source of green energy to heat homes in the UK. Not only is chocolate ice cream one of the nation’s favourite flavours, but it has also emerged as the most powerful flavour for green energy too. This is...


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Flooded Homes in Cumbria to be Helped by £100K Energy Efficiency Scheme

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, announced the completion of a £100k scheme that has helped to fund energy efficient measures in 36 flooded affected homes in Kendall and Carlisle.    In the first and largest scheme of its kind in Cumbria, flood-damaged cavity wall insulation...