UK Sustainability

Meet The Couple Making Beautiful Clothes From Trash

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Style

A husband and wife have set up a trash to treasure business that prevents waste materials from going to landfill by giving them a second life as luxur...

Green Architecture And Technology

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

The innovations we already possess are multiple and together with ditching the car for a bicycle, rethinking our diets, getting involved in ecological projects around the planet, and altering shopping habits. Certainly, the best frontier in fighting climate change is taking place on home front, from the architecture through to our dinner plate

Want To Know Who Made Our Textiles? Use Your Phone!

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

sustainable fashion.jpg By connecting conscious and curious global consumers to the undiscovered world of their artisans, we want to create awareness about the amazing journey that each product has made before ending up in your wardrobe.

Sustainable Design Has Been Solved - Why Are We Ignoring It?

Cormac Farrell | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Cormac Farrell

In nature, failures become fossils and survivors are the pinnacle of proven patterns and sustainable strategies for success. Nature and its products, processes, and policies has already solved many of the problems humans have been unable to. Isn't it time we paid attention?

Why I Created Sustainable Shoes To Help Save Lives

Shaherazad Umbreen | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Style
Shaherazad Umbreen

It's been a longstanding passion of mine, for as long as I can remember, to find a way to help women and girls to live happy and empowered lives, I just didn't know how I was going to go about it. That is, until one day, I had the idea of designing a new product; a product which had no superpowers whatsoever but which would have the power to change lives for good.

We're All In Denial About How Much Food We Waste - And We Can't Afford To Ignore It

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK

The majority of Brits are in denial about the amount of food they waste, according to new figures which show almost 60% of people think they waste bar...

The Environmental Impact Of The Olympics

Frontier | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

When tens of millions of people are all crowding into the same area and hundreds of buildings are being lit up, televised and reported from, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?

Do We Have a Responsibility Towards Sustainable Living?

Natasha Henson | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Style
Natasha Henson

We need to start shopping better to make the fashion industry listen. There are some really simple ways to start choosing sustainable fashion over the mass-produced. Here's a quick look at two niche sectors that are growing considerably in sustainable options...

Sustainable Energy's New Frontier: The Ocean

Frontier | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

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 29.07.2016 | 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

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

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

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

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