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Posted on Jun 19 2014 - 2:14pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Time4Towns to turn apathy into action in our town centres and high streets.

Regeneration company Revive & Thrive has designed a solution to some of the issues facing our town centres. Employing a consumer journey from ‘couch to customer’, Revive and Thrive are convinced that this experience can turn apathy into action and help refocus a resident’s shopping habits back into their town centre. Using a collaborative partnership approach, Time4Towns will also enable...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 8:21pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Green Courier launches in the UK, Mayor of London Boris Johnson wishes every success.

A new environmentally friendly courier service is launching in London and across the UK on February 28th. Green Courier is set to introduce a wide range of low and zero emission delivery vehicles, operating as a Carbon Balanced business and ensuring minimal impact on the environment. The new venture is backed by Churchill Express, London’s largest independent courier company, trading for more than...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 8:15pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Resource Efficient Scotland Marks First Anniversary

Resource Efficient Scotland, the free programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland and backed by the Scottish Government – has marked its first anniversary with a special business event in Edinburgh, where it highlighted achievements from its first year of operation. The event, entitled ‘Sharing Success’ was held today (Monday 19th May) at Edinburgh’s Signet Library, and features a keynote speech...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 8:11pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on RICS review makes business case for better working environments

A six-month investigation by RICS has found that organisations such as the BBC and The Co-operative Group, who adopt a strategic approach to the management of their properties and facilities, can create better places for people to work and customers to visit. The findings are published today (3 April) in a report which looks at how leading organisations achieved major improvements as a result of prioritising...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 7:51pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Associate director makes list of top 50 sustainability stars in UK

Niall Robertson, from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Glasgow office, has been named one of the UK’s top sustainability stars. Robertson, who is part of the Buildings and Construction team, has been listed as one of 50 up and coming talents in the green sector by Building Magazine. His inclusion as one of few Scots to make the list recognises how, in his role as a Chartered Building Surveyor, he is part of the next generation of people putting sustainability at the core of their work. Individuals were nominated by leading figures in the field,...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 7:44pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on AnyVan, a removals and delivery company with a difference.

AnyVan, a removals and delivery company with a difference. AnyVan is committed to reducing damage to the environment by combining delivery jobs, minimizing the unused space of private transporters. This means that instead of two different vans making two separate trips, one van can take both loads, or even more if they have space! We hope to hear more from AnyVan in the future, maybe with a full press...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 6:17pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on New doggy bags pilot aims to cut restaurant food waste

Pilot in top Scottish restaurants aims to prevent equivalent of one in six meals ending up in the bin Scottish diners are to be offered the chance to help cut the volume of food waste from restaurants by taking their leftovers home. Zero Waste Scotland’s ‘Good to GoZero Waste Scotlands Good to Go doggy bag’ scheme, being piloted in participating restaurants in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Kilbride...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 6:04pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Shanks Completes Sale Of Scottish Recycling Site

Shanks Group plc (LSE:SKS), a leading international sustainable waste management business, today announces that it has completed the sale of its Blochairn facility in Glasgow to Glasgow City Council. The Blochairn site is located to the eastern side of Glasgow and comprises a state of the art Material Recycling Facility (MRF) and an adjacent sorting hall.  The site was closed in December following the completion of the sale of Shanks’ UK solid waste collection activities to Biffa. Peter Eglinton, Managing Director of Shanks’ UK Municipal...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 6:01pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Low Carbon project celebrated at Westminster

Employers investing in skills and training within the low carbon market were last night celebrated at a reception in Parliament. The Green Skills Alliance (GSA), made up of Asset Skills, Construction Skills and Summit Skills, held the event to mark the culmination of a two year programme to develop infrastructure to support employers involved in the energy efficiency market. This included a range of...

Posted on Jun 17 2014 - 5:56pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on NICOLA RETURNS TO THE REDROW FOLD IN SUSTAINABILITY ROLE

SIGNALLING its commitment to the future of the industry, environment and the communities in which it builds, Redrow Homes has appointed Nicola Owen as sustainability manager. Nicola has been employed to drive the company’s social responsibility agenda forward. Bringing more than 15 years’ experience in a range of public and private sector positions, Nicola will play a key role to introduce more...