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Art’s role in promoting sustainability

Posted: 2017-06-16

Sometimes it’s easy when you’re an operations person to get lost in the technical details of a project. To become so focused on the process, that you forget that not everyone understands either the issue or the aim.

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Thugs, knotweed and nuisance

Posted: 2017-06-16

A recent court case involving Network Rail highlights why it’s vital to minimise the impact of Japanese knotweed on neighbouring land, explain Alison Murrin, Eleanor Reeves and Elle Hansen of Ashurst LLP.

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Putting public parks on a sustainable path

Posted: 2017-04-03

As MPs examine the impact of local government cutbacks on public parks, Jamie Veitch looks at their true value to towns and cities and possible models to sustain them,

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Research reveals the most effective ways to cut coffee cup waste

Posted: 2017-03-30


The UK could cut the use of disposable coffee cups by up to 300 million a year by using a combination of behaviour-changing measures,
according to a new study.


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Climate change solutions stifled by silo policymaking, report finds

Posted: 2016-07-13

climate change

‘Silo thinking’ among public sector bodies has been blamed by international experts as one of the key obstacles to tackling poverty and climate change.

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Q&A: Mark Woodward, Green Directions

Posted: 2016-07-07

Green Directions and Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward – environmentalist, businessman, teacher, Ofsted inspector, musician – has never been slave to a masterplan. 

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Turning buildings into energy hubs will speed up decarbonisation

Posted: 2016-07-06


While buildings are a major contributor to carbon output, this means they can also play a key role in reducing emission levels.

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Cambridge’s water recycling centre looks to the future

Posted: 2016-07-05

water recycling

The recent £21m upgrade to Anglian Water’s water recycling centre in Cambridge not only future-proofed the site to serve residents for decades to come, but also secured its standing as the eastern region’s green energy generating giant.

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Smart buildings hold key to decarbonisation, says report

Posted: 2016-07-01

smart buildings

Highly efficient smart buildings could become ‘micro energy hubs’ that help to drive low carbon development in other sectors, according to a new report.

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How Blackpool turned the tide on cleaner water

Posted: 2016-06-30
Blue Flag

Blackpool won its first Blue Flag in May and is now vying to secure the same status for the rest of its famous coastline.

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