UK Sustainability

An Attack on Renewables Is an Attack on the Young

Piers Telemacque | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

Imagine if the government took the money it spends on war and fossil fuels and spent it on developing a vibrant renewable energy industry instead. At the moment they're doing the reverse. They're backing the interests of big oil and gas over the interests of young people.

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK
Frontier

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

'Make Do and Mend' - Just Another Trend?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Style
Leeanne Boulton

Not only does making good and mend - refashioning what's already in existence - fulfil us creatively, it's also economically, socially and environmentally beneficial... It is certainly far more eco-friendly on a many number of levels, to give your existing wardrobe a bespoke makeover than to commit to the bin or charity shop without a second thought.

Waste Re-imagined: Throwaway Fashion Comes Back to Life

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

It's time for designers to look at waste as an ally, offering innovation and opportunity and for consumers to give their rubbish a second chance. Not only is this important for the wellbeing of our planet but these visionary brands show us how original and beautiful it can be too.

9 Under-30s Working To Save Our Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Lewis Shaw | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The environment is constantly in the news; whether it's government policy, the merits of solar power or countries banning supermarket waste, it's neve...

Adapt or Fail: The Two Choices for Business in the Face of Natural Capital Depletion

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

In the time it has taken you to click on this page, wait for it to load, and read the title (let's say five seconds) fossil fuel companies will have e...

So Selfridges Has Just Banned The Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Selfridges has announced it will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to reduce pollution in the oceans. As part of ...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet Tom Cridland, Who's Making Sustainability Trendy With The Jumper Guaranteed To Last 30 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tom Cridland isn't afraid of a challenge. The 24-year-old founded his eponymous menswear brand last year and set himself the mammoth task of making, q...

Student Builds His Own Tiny Home So He Can Live Debt Free - And Sustainably

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

You'd be forgiven for thinking Joel Weber was just another wealthy kid living the high life; at 25, he already owns a house, which he designed and had...

We Need to Rewire the Economy

Polly Courtice | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Polly Courtice

Economic success is generally measured in terms of growth rather than positive outcomes for people and places. Although the key metric of growth, 'Gross Domestic Product' (GDP), is increasingly recognised as a poor proxy for human progress, it continues to drive fundamental decisions about the way we manage and grow our economies.

THE PIG NEAR BATH: Fine Dining With a Rustic Feel

Rich Wigley | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

We are living in an age where organic eating is becoming increasingly more popular in Britain. Local farmers markets and organic food cafes are the 'in thing' meaning consumers can enjoy a more personable and educational experience, knowing where their food has come from and that local farmers are supported in the process.

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 ...

Building a Sustainable Future for Glastonbury

Georgia Elander | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Elander

Sixty Young Greens have been invited to camp on Pennard Hill. Our task: create a series of camping villages, live sustainably within them, and encourage members of the public to join us and do the same.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The 24-Year-Old Teaching FTSE 100 Companies About Sustainability

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Josh Taylor is passionate about sustainability and the environment. So much so the 24-year-old has set up his own retreat for fellow young entrepreneu...

Let's Give More Control to Residents and Local Volunteers to Help Create Positive, Lasting Change for Our Communities

Debbie Ladds | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Ladds

Volunteering to help others can have diverse benefits both for us as individuals and for those we volunteer with. It can increase people's confidence, boost wellbeing and help strengthen the fabric of society. There is increasing recognition of this from policy makers too. Take for example, the Government's pledge to offer up to three days' paid volunteering in companies employing over 250 staff - a move which could provide new opportunities to around 15 million staff.

My Message to Female Entrepreneurs: Embrace the Fear and Take the Plunge

Neelie Kroes | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Neelie Kroes

I have failed many times in my career, but I have also succeeded. And I have definitely learnt more from the former. My belief is this: with every failure in your career, you gain experience and understanding that will benefit you in the future. To fail is to learn. It is a positive.

Plant Appetite: El Nido Resorts, Lagen Island, Palawan, Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

El Nido, in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan, Philippines, is composed of 45 islands with Lagen home to a magical eco-resort that takes your breath away.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet Notting Hill's Gladwin Brothers, Who Are Tackling Sustainability One Restaurant At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The past week has seen some big wins for the sustainability movement; France announced supermarkets would be banned from throwing away food, while Tes...

Can Fast Fashion Be Sustainable?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Style
Trewin Restorick

The world of fashion is increasingly under the environmental spotlight as the impact of the industry becomes apparent from pesticides in cotton through to working conditions in Bangladesh. Top of the hit list are fast fashion chains with campaigns questioning whether the pile it high sell it cheap model can be environmental sustainable.

Women In Sustainability, Environment And Renewable Energy: Climate Change May Be Gender Blind, But Its Impact Is Not

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Positioned at the centre of the challenges posed by climate change, women and young girls are central to new, innovative solutions that can create economic opportunities yet have minimal impact on the environment.

Is Litter Too Boring for the Environment Movement?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Another general election slides by with barely a murmur about environmental issues despite growing evidence that we are placing increasing strains on the earth's capacity to provide the resources desired by modern lifestyles.

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Innovation in Higher Education: Leaning the Learning

Gregory Borne | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Gregory Borne

(Mark Bowen Director of Magna Solutions Ltd. assessing student expectations for their lean training) Teaching in Higher Education and especially wh...

Ten Defining Words of the 2015 General Election

Debbie Griffiths | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Debbie Griffiths

So, there we have it. A Conservative government with an absolute majority. Who'd have thought it? Very few, it seems. While there'll be much back slapping in Tory ranks, a big SNP knees up north of the border and genuine grins on Green faces, there'll be a lot of navel gazing in other parties...