UK Sustainability

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...

If We Want the Young to Vote We Need to Offer Some Inspiration

Mark Flanagan | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

If you want younger people to vote give them a vision they can get inspired by and be honest. If we collectively face up to our responsibilities to future generations then those 18-25 'non-voters' might start listening again.

Is Our Food Environment Sustainable?

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Dr. Margaret Leitch

Eating is a pretty basic function. Essential to sustaining life, and infinitely pleasurable, we have few limitations on the food we eat today. Yet the global rise of both obesity, and eating disorders, demonstrate how complicated our relationship with food, and the 'food environment' has become. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Does it matter?

What Do Earth Day and Levi's Jeans Have in Common? Water Resource Sustainability and Consumer Responsibility

Rose Taylor | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

April 22nd is Earth Day. Maybe this means a lot to you, perhaps it doesn't. Maybe you want to help the environment but don't know where to start. Well, how about don't wash your jeans. Not on Earth Day, or the next day, or the next week or even the next month.

Harping on About Water

Catrin Finch | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Catrin Finch

I accompanied Serawark on her daily routine and was appalled to see that the water she depends on was teeming with leeches. I watched as Serawark tried her best to only collect the cleanest water by painstakingly filtering out insects and silt with a jug.

Solar Powered Plane Begins Round-The-World Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech

A solar powered aircraft has begun a record-breaking attempt to travel around the globe. Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi and is now heading ea...

Are the Greens Ready for Power?

Professor Tim Cooper | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Professor Tim Cooper

Back in the 1980s, the party proudly proclaimed that it offered a new direction in politics that was neither left not right. It should do so again. It needs to convince voters from all political backgrounds that its policies will improve their quality of life. If the Green Party only sells its message to the left, the Conservatives will be the winners.

Confessions of an Eco-Villain

Anna Gillespie | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gillespie

I did a lot of things at university that weren't very green. And not just with food excess. My lights were left on all day and night, I had a mountain of plastic bags hidden in wardrobes, under beds, in cupboards and in drawers ... I'm quite sure I had some in the bathroom at one point.

2015: Setting the Right Course

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

2015 gives me hope, but we need faith in the political system, in businesses, in civil society and in the people running them to ensure that the promise of the SDGs is fulfilled and the global economy works for all communities, now and in the future.

Why Scotland Needs to Think Carefully About its Flood Defence Policy

Simon Thomas | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

While SEPA's aims are admirable - and sustainable solutions are vital for future generations - their solutions seem to edge too close to idealism.