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Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 12:37pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Trailblazing Cradle to Cradle online store expands product line with sustainable nursery favourite gNappies

An online portal that specialises in products that have passed only the highest environmental standards continues to grow with the latest addition of gNappies, the earth-friendly compostable nappy range. Cradletocradlemarketplace.com (C2C MarketPlace) stocks only those products that have passed the rigorous Cradle to Cradle Certification Product Standard, a marque awarded to products striving for continual...

Posted on Aug 4 2015 - 8:02am by John Peters
Comments Off on Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) sees Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets councils work with hundreds of businesses

Businesses and their staff can enjoy a range of discounts on everything from coffee and gym classes to radio advertising and bike accessories as reward for being part of an exciting local eco collective. The award-winning Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) sees Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets councils work with hundreds of businesses in one of the most polluted parts of London to help them reduce pollutants,...

Posted on Jul 21 2015 - 5:49pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Label Code Unlocks Story of Clothes

Rise in demand for transparency in the garment industry inspires a new business to find a way to reveal all A simple code printed on a garment label is giving mums and dads an instant way of finding out how their kids’ clothes were made, as well as introducing them to the workers who made them. The Where Does It Come From? children’s clothes range features denim jeans, dresses and culottes, all...

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 7:58am by John Peters
Comments Off on WWF Ambassador Miranda Richardson Stands Up for Forests

The FSC garden won silver at the Chelsea Flower Show. WWF ambassador Miranda Richardson visited the stand and highlighted WWF’s Save Our Forests campaign: “I’m supporting WWF’s Save Our Forests campaign, which aims to end trade in illegal and unsustainable timber and help save the world’s forests. We can all take part, by signing WWF’s petition to tell business and governments to support...

Posted on Jul 4 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on South Ayrshire pupils’ double success in Keep Scotland Beautiful climate justice campaign challenge

Pupils from Glenburn Primary School have been awarded first prize in the 2015 Scotland Lights up Malawi Campaign Challenge, with Ballantrae and Colmonnell Primary School taking second prize. The competition is run by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity for Scotland’s environment, as part of its work with the 2020 Climate Group. The South Ayrshire teams faced stiff competition from 20 other schools...

Posted on Jun 29 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Making Local Woods Work For your Community Enterprises

Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. The Big Lottery Fund is awarding £1,151,111 to the Plunkett Foundation for its Making Local Woods Work project. The pilot project, due to launch later this year, will help people to create social...

Posted on Jun 15 2015 - 1:44pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Sisters are Brewing it for Themselves

As the nation today raises their glasses on Beer Day Britain – the country’s national beer day, initiat-ed by one woman’s passion and celebrated with an official beer brewed by a woman –  a new survey shows that almost one in two women (47%) think that a woman drinking from a pint glass can be seen as unfeminine. The findings come from a new survey released by Friends of Glass on...

Posted on Feb 16 2015 - 9:18am by John Peters
Comments Off on £2.7 Billion Of Savings For UK Families Available Now

13.5 million households across the UK are missing out on their share of £2.7 billion by sticking with their energy company. By shopping around and taking advantage of the best energy deals on the market, millions of people can save around £200 – and some can save even more. The ‘Power to Switch’ campaign, launched today, encourages people to switch supplier and save money by visiting www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com. With...

Posted on Jan 22 2015 - 11:36am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on UK sustainability graduates make an impact for businesses

A rapidly growing city in the East of England with ambitions to create the UK’s Environment Capital, Peterborough is already home to a large number of businesses that are committed to sustainability. Now, the city is hosting eleven top sustainability graduates from across the country as part of Peterborough DNA – a government funded Future Cities Demonstrator programme that is trialling ways to...

Posted on Jan 14 2015 - 10:05am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on National CSR Awards designer announced

British glass designer, Siobhan Jones, who has been commissioned to produce the National CSR Awards winners’ prizes has presented samples of the unique artwork that will be won by the most responsible businesses entering six categories at the inaugural event being held in Surrey on 6 March 2015. Siobhan Jones, one of Britain’s leading contemporary fused glass artists, has been designing...