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British public backs renewables and wants more projects in their areas

Official government statistics show that the British public believes renewable energy provides noticeable economic benefits. More than half the people surveyed also said they want more clean energy projects built in their area. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change highlighted that...


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Jonathan Easthope (R) from Every Can Counts presents a Green Can Recycling Award to Becky Burrell (C) and Philippa Artus (L) from Cambridge BID.
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Cambridge Business Improvement District honoured with national Green Can Award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been presented a national Green Can Award. The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that go above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts. Cambridge BID has been honoured with the award following its work with recycling programme...


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Ministers review Trade Union Bill after defeat in House of Lords

The Government’s Trade Union Bill has faced fierce criticism from unions and the Labour Party. Just last month the House of Lords defeated the government in votes on the Bill. Ministers sat down this week to review the proposed changes. Trade unionists will still be forced to ‘opt in’...


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Europe needs a “renovation revolution” to meet Paris Agreement

The World Green Building Council is urging governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings. Countries must work together in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises as...


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World Day for Laboratory Animals marked across globe

Horrific monkey experiments exposed in UK and Europe In the countdown to World Day for Laboratory Animals on April 24th the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has released shocking details of primate experiments and their failure.   The animal suffering in the experiments is clear and NAVS, the world’s oldest anti-vivisection...


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Twenty top religious leaders from India Sign “Interfaith Climate Change Statement” Today

250 Religious Leaders Present the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to the President of the UN General Assembly New Delhi/ April 18th, 2016:    Four days before the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, The Interfaith Climate Change Statement has been signed by two hundred fifty global faith leaders’ from fifty...


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Search is on for Britain’s greenest youngsters

Ecotricity, the world’s first green energy company, has today launched a competition to find the greenest youngsters in Britain, with the four winners taking the stage at this summer’s WOMAD Festival to present their ideas. Ecotricity, who will host a stage at the festival, is asking school pupils aged...


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Politicians from seven parties call for citizens’ say over Britain’s constitution

Senior figures from all the main parties are coming together to call for citizens to have a greater say over the constitutional changes sweeping the UK. The high-profile politicians – including Dominic Grieve MP, Suzanne Evans and Caroline Lucas MP – will be speaking together on Wednesday at the Parliamentary launch of...


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New evidence shows EU is good for our environment

Today’s (11 April) Economic and Social Research council review on the EU Referendum and the UK environment provides new academic evidence that remaining in the EU delivers a more certain future for the UK environment. Commenting on the review, Sam Lowe, Friends of the Earth campaigner, said: “This expert...


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Rwandan “Maraba” Coffee Co-Operative Celebrates 15 year Partnership

A coffee co-operative in the formerly war-torn country of Rwanda is celebrating a fruitful 15 year partnership with Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, based in East London. Since the Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Co-operative started working with Union in 2002, it has enjoyed an almost five-fold increase in green (exportable) coffee. As...


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Activists Occupy British Museum as Celebs Urge New Director to Drop BP

Today, theatrical campaign group BP or not BP? have taken over the Great Court of the British Museum with a ‘disobedient exhibition’ about the Museum’s controversial sponsor, BP. The 20-strong group arrived at 11am and set up the exhibition – called ‘A History of BP in 10 Objects’ –...


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Ecolab Headlines Inner Circle 2016

More than 75% of tourism operators in Asia Pacific have high business risks related to water scarcity, according to data to be discussed at Inner Circle 2016, a global sustainability and responsible tourism forum to be hosted by EarthCheck on 21-22 April 2016 at Alila Seminyak, Bali. The data...


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Unilever Drops IOI: Greenpeace Indonesia Comment

Unilever has announced that it has begun cancelling its contracts with Malaysian palm oil producer and trader IOI. The IOI Group, including its trading division IOI Loders Croklaan, was last week suspended by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil following a year-long investigation into deforestation and community conflicts at...


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Winter Flooding: Nearly 250 Million of Damage Caused to Roads and Bridges

Nearly £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, new research reveals. A snapshot analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA), published three months on from the flooding, estimates local authorities have so far...


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Apple Steps Up on Conflict Minerals

This week, Apple released a new report that revealed the company had taken several groundbreaking steps to combat the deadly in trade in conflict minerals. Four minerals used in electronics, jewelry, and other products – gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten – have helped fund armed conflict in the Democratic...