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Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on WWF and Unilever announce partnership to inspire consumers and help protect a million trees

WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees. The partnership between the world’s leading conservation organisation and the global consumer goods company will raise awareness of the importance of forests to life on earth as well as the...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 10:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK has been awarded the Carbon Trust Triple Standard

AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK has been awarded the Carbon Trust Triple Standard, becoming one of the first companies to be recertified for all three Carbon Trust Standards for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water usage. The Carbon Trust requires organisations to measure, manage and reduce their carbon, water and waste.  To achieve each of the standards, organisations need to demonstrate...

Posted on Jul 23 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Shanks opens trading at the London Stock Exchange to mark the first retail Green Bond listing

International waste-to-product business, Shanks Group plc (LSE: SKS) has opened it’s trading at the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) to mark its Green Bonds being the first retail offering to be listed on the LSE’s Green Market. Shanks launched its Green Bonds at the end of May in Belgium and Luxembourg. In order to be classed as Green Bonds, they had to meet stringent criteria which demonstrated...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Dermot O’Regan, Grow Bristol, Start Up Plymouth

With a professional background in environmental policy and management and 15 years in the industry, Dermot O’Regan realised the futility of trying to make change in large institutions and turned to social enterprise as a way to establish his own impact. Aware of how unsustainable the food system is, Grow Bristol was co-founded with Peter Whiting as an urban farming enterprise to help develop sustainable...

Posted on Jul 22 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on New dedicated renewable energy centre launches in Kent

Making the garden of England greener Green Square officially launched its newest dedicated renewable energy showroom in Tunbridge Wells in Kent on Tuesday 14th July. Opening celebrations kicked off with the students of Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys delivering a thorough and impressive presentation explaining the types of renewable energy and the positive impact they have on the environment...

Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 3:27pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Winners of the Love Energy Awards 2015 announced

The winners of the inaugural Love Energy Awards 2015 have been announced; was your business green enough? The awards, launched by energy price comparison specialists Love Energy Savings, aimed to highlight the most energy-savvy businesses from all over the UK and recognise them for their dedication to energy efficiency. Ensuring that businesses apply a proactive approach to reducing their carbon footprint...

Posted on Jul 20 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Going green is the only way to meet renewable energy targets, says National Grid

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries has welcomed the latest update of National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios and their review of the performance of the energy sector last winter. In their annual Future Energy Scenarios, National Grid said the “Gone Green” pathway is “the only scenario to achieve all renewable and carbon targets on time”,...

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 12:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Modern technology making data-gathering more effective for ecologists

ECOLOGISTS and environmentalists recently joined staff and students at Northumbria University, Newcastle, to explore how new advances are transforming the field. Advancing technology such as DNA analysis, drones and the effect of bioacoustics on a wide range of environmental issues, were just some of the topics discussed during the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Conference...

Posted on Jul 11 2015 - 8:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on DAIRY INDUSTRY MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN WATER EFFICIENCY

UK dairy companies are at the forefront of the food and drink industry’s efforts to improve water efficiency, according to a progress report published today. The Food and Drink Manufacturing Water Use Report demonstrates that there have been marked gains in water efficiency across the industry. Dairy companies featured in the report have reduced their water intensity – the amount of water used...

Posted on Jul 9 2015 - 8:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on IFoA review on the link between environmental sustainability and the financial system finds three key areas which need addressing

sustainability of the policy of pursuing growth without limit within a finite ecosystem implications if GDP were to be replaced as the key measure of economic success limitations of using discount factors for long term capital allocation and investment decisions The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has released a review of existing research on the potential risks to long term environmental...