Surfers Against Sewage call for innovative new measures to rid the UK coastline of marine litter

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has launched an crucial new environmental report calling for a 50% reduction in UK beach litter by 2020. The Marine Litter Report sounds the alarm for the UK’s trashed tidelines, highlighting the environmental impacts on marine ecosystems and wildlife, and the unaffordable costs to industries including fisheries and tourism. Read more »

Good Money Week

19/10/2014
25/10/2014

Event Description

Good Money Week is the campaign to raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance to help people make good money choices. Good Money Week aims to ensure that everyone knows they have sustainable and ethical options when it comes to their financial decisions. Good Money Week takes place this year from 19 to 25 October.

Sustainable and ethical investment and finance allows you to have a positive impact on the environment and society without sacrificing financial performance. Read more »

Halloweden: Halloween at the Eden Project

25/10/2014
02/11/2014

Event Description

This half term the Eden Project will be transformed into a wand-erful world of magic and mystery as Witch from Room on the Broom takes up residence from October 25 until November 2.

Visitors will be welcomed into the world of Room on the Broom, created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. They can not only meet the star of the well-loved story, but also conjure up their own magical witch’s hat, make headdresses inspired by their favourite characters and design their own ‘room on a broom’. Read more »

Stakeholder Engagement

03/12/2014 10:00
03/12/2014 16:00

Event Description

This training will help you understand how to keep your collaborators happy and engage them in a way that is effective, innovative and inspiring. Every organisation has responsibilities to those who make you who you are. These could be your supporters, your funders, your board, your staff or your trustees.

To ensure that you keep receiving and building on the support network you have created it is crucial that you continue to develop effective and enduring stakeholder relationships - and this course will teach you how.

You will learn:

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Bath Green Homes: Eco-refurbishment and The Green Deal

19/11/2014 09:00
19/11/2014 17:00

Event Description

As part of Bath Green Homes, this event is aimed at home owners and professionals. The whole day seminar covers the process of eco-refurbishment using case studies of homes from the Georgian period through to 20th century houses with a particular focus on what measures are appropriate for traditional and historic homes.

In this training course you’ll learn from The Green Register’s expert trainers that eco-refurbishment is a complex process which looks at the entire house and how it can be holistically improved. Read more »

World trapped by ‘Toxic Triangle’ that puts profit for the few ahead of a sustainable future for all

People around the world are trapped in a ‘toxic triangle’ made up of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam has warned.

Oxfam’s new report Food, Fossil Fuels and Filthy Finance shows that this ‘toxic triangle’ supported spending of $674 billion on fossil fuels in 2012. Read more »

Tetra Pak launches carton made entirely from plant based and renewable materials

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, is launching the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials. The new Tetra Rex® carton will be the first in the market to have bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) caps, both derived from sugar cane, in addition to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paperboard. Read more »

University of Glasgow is the first university in Europe to divest from fossil fuels

People + Planet network have launched over 50 Fossil Free campaigns across the UK involving over 15,000 students

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry. After a year of student campaigning the University Court voted on 8th October 2014 to begin divesting £19 million from the fossil fuel industry and freeze new investments across its entire endowment of £128 million. This is a major victory for the UK and Europe's, rapidly growing fossil fuel divestment movement. Read more »

2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel open for entries

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Tisséo-SMTC: Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse

The 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel are now open for entries, calling on innovative travel schemes across the UK, France and Belgium to enter for the chance to win £30,000 in prize money. The Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the achievements of pioneering travel initiatives which encourage people to adopt more sustainable ways of travelling, helping improve quality of life whilst reducing congestion, pollution, and CO₂ emissions. Read more »

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