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Sustainability on academic agenda

Attitudes to sustainability in academia are changing fast - and what’s more, it’s leading to definitive and diverse action on University campuses. Following the example of some high-profile higher education establishments internationally, Glasgow University is the first in the UK to sell its...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/10/2014 - 08:45



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Collective corporate sustainability

The launch of a new site mixing sustainable innovation, community action and some massive corporations could be set to increase debate around the shape of the ‘green economy’. has the support of companies like Google and Coca-Cola, and showcases more than just green innovation, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45



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The 101 of the MarketWatch lab test programme

Tom Lock, Certification Manager at the Energy Saving Trust, discusses the next stage of the MarketWatch programme and reveals the products that will be tested. We recently announced the results of our shopper visits across Europe as part of the MarketWatch programme , revealing that online...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:00



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Businesses offered energy savings opportunity

The government’s new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will see large businesses measuring their current energy performance, identifying cost effective energy saving opportunities, and monitoring their progress every four years to see how to further increase their savings. Such a sea-change...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/07/2014 - 08:45



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Food sustainability on the menu

We’re being served more efficiently, but we’re not eating well. That’s the view of the University of Oxford-based Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) which is calling for action to adopt widespread sustainable healthy eating. The Changing what we eat report highlights the uncomfortable facts: the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/07/2014 - 08:45



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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:45



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Corporate climate soul-searching is real

In the aftermath of the IPCC report on climate change, there has not unexpectedly been a rise in public discussion about the threats to our ways of life, and the potential in mitigating and limiting the problem. And the role of business has been in the spotlight. A poll of over 2,000 global...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/04/2014 - 08:45



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The green retail revolution?

Given commerce is a worldwide obsession, it makes sense that shopping outlets should be setting a example in terms of where they source their energy. Recent developments suggest that positive moves are happening. One of the UK’s oldest out of town retail outlets, Clarks Village in Somerset , has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 14/04/2014 - 08:45



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Corporate carbon cutting seeks renewed energy

A new energy auditing scheme has been launched with the aim of helping businesses reduce their energy costs. A sensible idea, certainly, and one that has the benefit - beyond the top line - of helping the UK along the road to a low-carbon economy. The scheme, run by RBS and Natwest, so alas...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/02/2014 - 08:45