UK Sustainability

Sustainable Energy's New Frontier: The Ocean

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK
Frontier

Energy often goes hand in hand with power, in both senses of the word. Energy, like power, has many negative connotations which mostly stem from its a...

Monty Python's Lessons for Leaders: or how spirituality & leadership are close at hand

Jem Bendell | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
Jem Bendell

"You are all individuals" exclaimed Brian as he tried to stop the crowds in Jerusalem from following him as their Messiah. The scene from Monty Python...

Why We Need to Think About Tomorrow's NHS, Not Just Today's

Lord Patel | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Patel

The NHS is one of our most beloved institutions with principles that people value and admire but like any public service it must adapt. We need to find long term solutions. Our inquiry will get to the core of the challenges that the NHS will face over the next two decades and beyond. We hope that it will lead to a cross-party consensus on a sustainable approach to better healthcare for all.

Britain: It's in the Making

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

When you hear the words 'British fashion', what does it conjure up in your mind? London? Burberry? Central Saint Martins perhaps? In other words, a big city, a global lifestyle brand and world-renowned fashion education.

The Fashion Industry Needs to Change

Tom Cridland | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

The rise of brief trends over classic style and shoddy workmanship at cheap prices in the fashion industry is damaging both our planet and its people. I'm a 25 year old designer and I wanted to share with you the story of how a t-shirt could be what's needed to engage the mass market with sustainable fashion.

Only When Everyone Gets Behind Sustainability Will We See Change Really Happen

Jeremy Irvine | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Irvine

Here's where the power of film comes in. For an idea to really take hold and change to happen, it's not enough for the head of a company to meet new environmental requirements. It's not enough for an individual to start recycling or buying food from a sustainable source. We need everyone.

The Path of the Sceptic: Can Business Really Be a Force for Good?

Rachele Lanza | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Rachele Lanza

We have a responsibility to use our inexperience wisely, to help us decide in which direction we want push, and with what intensity; and embrace it, challenge it and learn from it, to become ourselves the agents of the change we want to see. Because perhaps the all point is not diffusing scepticism today, but fighting what caused in the first place tomorrow.

Village Green Communities Transform Glastonbury

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

A panoramic image showing the positive impact around the greens as festival goers leave, taken by Kylie Barton This year's Glastonbury may have been ...

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...

Learning the Lessons of a Sustainable Ramadan

Fadi Itani | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Fadi Itani

Ramadan is a special season; for a Muslim charity the usual focus is on fundraising, where a charity can receive between a third and a half of its annual income. But for many working in the charity sector, it is a time where they reconcile their relationship between those in poverty, and their relationship with God.

No Time to Waste

Dave Lewis | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Dave Lewis

I still think of myself as a newcomer to retailing, but I've learned more about food in two years at Tesco than I've done in many years. It's been a journey which has left me mixed emotions. Too often, I've seen examples across the supply chain of good, edible food being thrown away. We have to fix this - working together, across the food industry, in partnership.

What Does the European Union Mean for Our Environment?

Frontier | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

You'll no doubt be aware that the U.K referendum on remaining in the European Union is near, June 23rd to be precise. While there's a lot of propaganda floating around for reasons to leave and stay, we're looking simply at facts about what would happen to our environment either way.

In 2016, Could the World's Poorest Countries Redefine 'Development' for Everyone?

Ian Scoones | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Ian Scoones

When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed last September, there was much expectation about how they could help get sustainability back...

How To Make Your Lifestyle More Eco-Friendly

Frontier | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

Being eco-friendly isn't about drastic change and massive overhaul. It's not about spending loads of extra money in the hope of making it back someday. It's not about sacrificing how you live your life. It really can be done with just a few small changes that you'll barely notice.

The Growing Problem of Sustainable Fishing

Frontier | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK
Frontier

We are waking up the damage we're causing with our fishing industries and a lot of progress is being made. Fingers crossed for a sustainable solution before the tide truly comes in.

Are Our Renewable Energy Methods Effective?

Frontier | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Frontier

So much weight is put on us needing to be greener and more efficient with how we produce our power. Fossil fuels are depleting, the world is changing and the focus now needs to be on living sustainably. In steps solar, wind, hydro and a whole host of other renewable sources, but how effective are they?

Responsible Innovation at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit: An In Depth Review

Charlotte Turner | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Style
Charlotte Turner

The summit, organized by the Danish Fashion Institute on behalf of the Nordic Fashion Association, focused on 'responsible innovation', moving us to think more deeply about the true meaning of the word sustainability, which is at risk of becoming undervalued or even dismissed through over use

Adrian Grenier Wants Us To Put Down Our Phones And Start Actually Living

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK

"Technology is a great unifying force," says Adrian Grenier, sitting on a picnic bench outside the University of Arizona's environmental department. "...

British Polar Explorer Robert Swan OBE On Hope And Survival In The Antarctic

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Tech

"I'm not an explorer. Anyone who calls themselves an explorer today is a wanker. Alright?" But Robert Swan OBE is an explorer - in the purest of forms...

Meet Me at the Airport, Mr President

Carry Somers | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Carry Somers

I am ready to take the President of Honduras up on his offer to visit garment factories in his country and trust that he will keep his word. Meet me at the airport, Mr President.

Thought Leadership

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

I can think of 29 billion reasons why the UK needs to adopt the circular economy, and urge businesses to realise this is our Galileo moment. The world is round and the circular economy is no longer just a theory, it's happening here and now, and it should be top of the agenda in every boardroom in the country.

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.

Flourishing Fashion: Working Together to Complete the Circle

Rebecca Earley | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Earley

What concerns me is that the verbal ripostes create a greater degree of negativity around an industry that needs to transform - consumers and producers both need to undergo a huge number of life changes. How are we going to do that, when the most significant players in the industry are seemingly at odds with each other?

Nepal - New Year, New Hope

Purna Kumar Shrestha | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Purna  Kumar Shrestha

None of this would have been possible without the commitment and dedication of more than 300 volunteers and partners who have gone the extra mile to support people who need it the most, but there's still lots more be done. As this New Year gets underway and recovery and reconstruction continue, we must not lose sight of Nepal's most vulnerable children - girls and children with disabilities - who desperately need an education to escape the cycle of poverty.

Will the Fashion Industry Ever Pay its Way? Three Years After the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse Hope Springs Eternal

Kate Richards | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Style
Kate Richards

Industry wide strategies aimed at improving labour laws are essential; only through freedom of association can the millions of voiceless individuals employed in this multi-billion dollar industry take a lasting stand against systemic injustices. There is an urgent need for both the industry and the public to hear this collective call to action.