UK Green

Penguin Populations Could Decrease Up To 60% Before The Year 2099

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that climate change in the Antarctic is having a devastating impact on future Adélie penguin populations. According to cur...

Germany 'Needs To Ban' All Petrol-Powered Cars By 2030 To Reach Emissions Target

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

Germany could be about to become one of the first European countries to set a date by which to ban all petrol-powered cars. The European nation has ma...

Students Fight for Veggie and Vegan Options at University

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

2016 is the biggest ever year for vegans, with brands such as Quorn releasing egg-free products, Guinness planning to create a vegan beer, and Ben & Jerry's announcing dairy-free ice creams. Universities are generally known as places that advocate this sort of forward thinking and embrace positive change. Why then do so many British universities seem so behind on providing vegetarian and vegan options in their student unions?

Sadiq Khan, Don't Forget About London's Growing Sustainability Issues

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Tomorrow (Thursday) Londoners will go to the polls and elect the UK's capital next mayor. And earlier this week I wrote about an encouraging new report, by the think tank Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR). The report outlined how London could establish itself as a global green city.

Women Need Tax Justice More Than Once a Month

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Osborne must realise that genuine tax justice for women is not a once-a-month occurrence. It must cut across all tax and spend policies, universally, and help rather than hinder the fight for gender equality.

Is Sharing Your Stuff Scary or Savvy?

Zoe Morrison | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morrison

How do you feel about sharing your stuff? Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of a stranger driving your car, using your bathroom or borrowing your guitar? Would it make a difference if they were using it in exchange for cash?

Peeled Avocado Halves Are The Convenience Food You Never Needed

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Our eagerness to devour all the avocados in sight has gotten so strong that we don't even have time to peel, halve and de-stone them anymore. At least...

The Fashionable Student: How to Do Eco Fashion on a Budget

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

As Kermit the Frog once said 'it's not easy being green' and this is especially true when it comes to fashion. We always assume going green involves wearing a hemp sack and not washing your hair for weeks on end but this just isn't true.

Advancing Sustainability Through Innovation: A Major Business Opportunity

Peter Bakker | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Peter Bakker

2015 was a historic year for sustainable development. It saw two long processes culminate in success as world leaders adopted the Sustainable Developm...

After COP21: Achieving a Zero Carbon Economy

Polly Courtice | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Polly Courtice

Our world leaders have agreed a surprisingly ambitious deal in Paris to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. But in our efforts to manage our expectations do we risk finding ourselves slightly under-prepared for the response that is now required?

So Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Christmas Now...

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kelleway

It's great to give and receive cards at Christmas, but all the card and paper that gets generated is not great for the environment. Luckily, there are a few ways to keep your seasonal greetings green!

COP21: Why I Cycled From Bristol to Paris

Charley Pattison | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Charley Pattison

Is that? Is that really? It is. It's an ostrich. A flat light fighting through the drizzle at the top of a one kilometre climb and only the sound of ...

Where There's a Will There's a Way

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Imagine you needed to solve the greatest problem facing humanity; a problem that was universally acknowledged and whose solution was an urgent necessity. Most of us would do anything to save a person we love. Surely we would also spend any amount of money, mortgage our futures even, to save the planet, our life-support system, from catastrophic climate change? But with such commitment and devotion comes vulnerability. This is particularly so when it comes to the issue of climate finance.

To Build Peace We Need to Invest in More Than Bombs and Bullets

Natalie Bennett | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

This government has made many false economies, with its disastrous policy of austerity that has failed both in terms of restoring our economy and retaining our essential services and infrastructure. But the Foreign Office austerity could turn out to be some of the most damaging of all.

Watch Six Young People Implore Their Governments To Tackle Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people from around the world are imploring their heads of state to tackle climate change in a series of video messages filmed for the run up to ...

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Due to proposed subsidy cuts, the future for the UK's solar industry looks extremely dire. In other countries, the economics of solar energy is rapid...

How to "Green" Your Life

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Keenan

It's clear global warming is here, so the time has come for consumers to contribute to change, rather than assuming it's the job of multi-national corporations to bear the burden. With this in mind, below are my tips to help you become greener...

The Mayoral Race for a Cleaner, Greener London

Paul Hilder | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Hilder

Londoners are right to demand vision and leadership from their mayor. This is one of the world's great cities, and it faces huge challenges today. But making our future the best it possibly can be is part of what being a Londoner is all about.

Democracy in Action? Perish the Thought

Darren Hall | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Hall

Irrespective of whether there is a direct causal link to policy changes in the UK, evidence of homelessness would seem to indicate there is a growing problem. By evidence I mean I can see it with my own eyes. There are many more sleeping rough in Bristol this year than last.

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

Sian Berry | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

A thriving, diverse city needs a thriving, diverse arts scene - otherwise it isn't a city worth living in. For that reason, I would be proud to set myself apart from other candidates for Mayor and make the arts a key part of the 2016 London election campaign.

A Trip to the Zoo?

Steve Backshall | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

For the last seven years, I've spent a portion of the school holidays doing live shows at some of the nation's best-known zoos. The shows attract thousands, mostly families with younger kids, and most leave with big smiles on their faces. I do however every year receive a number of messages that go something like this: "You're a massive hypocrite. You claim to be a conservationist, to care about wild animals, and yet you endorse institutions that keep these noble beasts imprisoned behind bars." My stance on this criticism - for which I have a certain amount of sympathy - is rather too complex to get across in 140 characters or less, so I decided to offer a more considered response to the ethics of keeping wild animals in captivity.

In Just 100 Days, Dave Has Undermined All His Green Policies

Marina Pepper | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Politics
Marina Pepper

Here's a back-of-a-fag-packet precis of the list so far: Solar tariffs, slashed, onshore wind, shunned. Carbon neutral new-build homes, chucked. Financial help (grants and loans) for home insulation and micro-generation: forget it!

The World's First Underground Park Is Powered By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

Two New Yorkers are planning to build the world's first underground park using nothing by solar power. James Ramsey, an architectural designer and ...

The World Is Officially Running Out Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

Humans have more than 99 problems and scientists have just pushed water higher up the list. A new study conducted by scientists at the University ...