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Small changes can make a big difference during Water Saving Week

In this guest blog, Ana-Maria Millan of the Consumer Council for Water explains why it is so important to save water and offers some easy tips. Given how much time we spend under our umbrellas in the UK you could be forgiven for thinking the one thing we are not short of is water. But the huge...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 12:14



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Resource efficiency, shampoo and you

In an age obsessed with economic growth, resource efficiency is set to become an emerging catchphrase of the coming decades. Signs that the ideas behind the concept are already beginning to creep onto our shelves are evident in most supermarkets these days: smaller, more compact packaging, more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/11/2014 - 08:45



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Water innovations – canals to cleaning

Despite a resolutely wet winter in the UK, there’s no reason to rest on laurels where water supply is concerned. Making sure there’s adequate water for the future is one of the world’s paramount concerns – and luckily there’s lots of work being done on supply and demand. Providing a stable supply...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 31/03/2014 - 08:45



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Water efficiency - now available on the go

Water use has a historic tendency to be forgotten when costs and carbon are being considered in the home – this was highlighted in our At Home With Water report this summer. The report, which highlights the importance of watching what we use in our kitchens and bathrooms, was generated with a large...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/12/2013 - 08:45



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Reporters look to our winter warmers

It’s that time of year again: moist leaves on the streets, grey skies, vague thoughts of Christmas, and articles about saving energy this winter appearing in the national media. More than ever, journalists are using Energy Saving Trust facts, stats and spokespeople to add some authority on such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/11/2013 - 08:45



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Military might may help grow green technology

There is wide consensus that the institutions which consume the most energy, and have the biggest research and development budgets, should be taking the biggest leaps towards efficiency, self-reliance, and using less barrels of the black stuff. Take the US military, which was using an incredible...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 08:45



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Get ready for Energy Saving Week

Energy Saving Week is almost here and throughout next week we'll be discussing energy saving strategies and publishing tips from our top experts who work across the energy spectrum. In the lead up to next week, our Senior Knowledge Manager, Brian Horne, has outlined some of his thoughts for how...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Wed, 16/10/2013 - 15:16



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Green: another word for better quality buildings?

There are many awareness-raising weeks these days – and indeed, we’re no stranger to them ourselves. For all their ubiquity, they are useful for organisations to focus their attention amidst the buzz of day-to-day work. And it’s possible that some are more needed than others. Take the recent World...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/09/2013 - 08:45



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Technology for a changing water world

[youtube:] Our At Home with Water report conclusively showed that showers are the major single source of water use in UK homes. So, then, perhaps it's time to turn on the water warning lights - quite literally. If you'd like something a little gentler and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/08/2013 - 08:45



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Drinking up the benefits of sustainability

It’s almost as if the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has been reading this blog. We’ve covered plenty of sustainability issues with a distinct boozy whiff about them over the last couple of years; issues like managing water supplies in the whiskey making business in Scotland, and the advent of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/08/2013 - 10:40