Sustainability

If Your Exams Are Good, Would You Mind a Gap Year?

Frontier | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

Unfortunately a degree couldn't be enough to get you to your final goal: a rewarding career. The University is a long-lasting coaching, but the real match starts once you will be out of there. In the competitive race of labour market, a brief pit-stop could advantage your studies and job search... You need a gap year to not fall between the cracks of your career ladder.

The Rise of the Circular Marketer

Nick Liddell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Nick Liddell

Twenty years from now, people involved in marketing will look back on the early 21st Century and smile at how straightforward marketing used to be; a time when all we had to worry about was how to persuade people to want something enough to buy it. There are very good reasons to believe that the nature of marketing is going to change radically over the coming decades... and that it will change for good.

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

Post-2015: Development Goals are a Political Act

Alastair Roderick | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

We can't escape the fact that throughout history countries are most carbon-intense and least sustainable on their way to becoming rich; not when they get there. So if the message to developing countries is that they are not allowed to develop in the same way as rich countries developed... are we sure that they will sign up to this?

Where Money Meets Nature

Tony Juniper | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Tony Juniper

In order to inspire more of the kinds of actions that have already led to significant progress in a number of fisheries, The Prince of Wales's meeting will also see the publication of a new report written by the US-based Environmental Defense Fund and the ISU. It's called Towards Investment in Sustainable Fisheries.

Britain Must Continue to Preserve Its Heritage

Jim Matthews | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Jim Matthews

Britain is home to some of the most prestigious historic buildings in the world, from great castles and stately homes to top tourist destinations, such as the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. These buildings are a key part of our country's heritage, however they require expert love and care in order to remain solid structures that visitors will be able to enjoy for generations to come.

From Firewire to NevHouse -Sustainability, Technology and Surfing Serendipities

Gregory Borne | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gregory Borne

Firewire is probably one of the world's most successful manufacturers and distributors of mass produced surfboards. These boards boast both sustainability and high performance. Founder and chief shaper is Nev Hyman and if you own a Timbertek you'll have already read Nevs note about the environmental credentials of the board...

Energy Efficiency's Strength In Numbers

Paul King | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Paul King

Reports on how to tackle the UK's ageing, energy inefficient and hard to heat homes are, it would appear, like buses. You wait ages for one to show up...

We're Raising Living Standards for the People Who Grow Your Tea

Sarah Roberts | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Tea is enjoyed the world over - it's the most popular drink after water - but as we sip our cuppa how many of us pause to think about the life of those who produce it?

Jewelry With a Purpose: Rebel Nell

Paul Drury | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Paul Drury

The more revenue Rebel Nell generates by selling this product the more jobs they create for Detroit's underprivileged women. Working together with local shelters, Rebel Nell identifies women ready to transition to a new phase in their lives.

Kings Cross: Sustainable Development in the Heart of London

Gregory Borne | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

The 2012 London Olympic Games was touted as the most sustainable games ever and it was at the time the biggest construction project in Europe, today another development is underway in London that also boasts to be the largest in Europe

'Small Milk' Farmers Challenge Logic of Mega Dairies

Andrew Wasley | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Andrew Wasley

In contrast to the vast US-style 'mega dairies' appearing in parts of the UK, one Sussex biodynamic dairy farm says small-scale milk production can wo...

Uniting an Industry to Eliminate Plastic Bottles

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

I've been an advocate of banning plastic bottles for a long time. In October 2008, we banned imported bottled water at the Soneva resorts and took the decision to bottle our own drinking water in reusable glass bottles.

Sustainable Cities: Copenhagen

Christine de Leon | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

Copenhagen is a secondary city that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Like any other large European city, it has the trappings of contemporary culture: it is home to the exquisite Royal Danish Ballet, it hosted this year's Eurovision Song Contest and it is also the centre of iconic mid-century furniture design.

The Thing About Corporate Citizenship

Charles Oliver | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

The word citizenship implies that one co-exists with others. While technically possible, you can't really be the only citizen of a country. Its definition in the Oxford English Dictionary states, "a legally recognised subject or national of a state," i.e. the subject belongs and therefore shares its existence and identity with others.

No Country Successfully Reducing Obesity

Peter Byass | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Byass

Perhaps this headline is obvious to any of us who are out and about in today's world - the one population health index that we can all observe is the apparently ever growing epidemic of people who are a little heavier than they might be - and in some cases very much heavier.

Parish Councils in London

Gregory Borne | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

A recent statement from the United Nations on the shape of the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals asked the question. How can we shape our citi...

Unilever: A Force for Good?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
Trewin Restorick

As world governments collectively shrug their shoulders at the latest stark findings of the IPCC it is possible that the leaders in fighting global climate change are now a small group of multi-national companies including Unilever.

Sustainable Gardening - An Easy Step Towards the Circular Economy

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

The Government aims to eliminate peat from the amateur garden market by 2030. We support them in this goal. We are confident that gardeners will also support them, so their gardens can blossom and bloom both for their enjoyment and for many generations to come.

Royal Holloway Should Stop Burning Rubbish and Start Taking Responsibility

Jamie Green | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Green

If Royal Holloway's management want true partnership between students and staff, emphasis on recycling, and changing environmental attitudes, then maybe working with students to solve the problem of sustainability might be the way to go, rather than shifting the problem elsewhere.

Why Am I Passionate About Food Waste?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Jenny Dawson

We are all very aware of the problems that climate change and deforestation have on the sustainability of our planet. Food waste however is an enormous growing issue affecting our resources that seems to go under looked or thought of as less significant.

Five Reasons Why Energy Efficiency Is a Real Vote Winner

Paul King | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

Energy efficiency - the very act of using less energy in the first place by making your home less draughty - is neither sexy nor as newsworthy as fracking or onshore wind. Yet it is just as important, both economically and politically. And here's five reasons why...

Why Everyone Is Falling in Love with Veganism

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Everyone is now free to embrace veganism, not only those who are already vegan, but those who are thinking about it and want to start bringing more plant-based dishes into their diet, or replace their leather shoes with vegan versions. Vegans can choose from a wide range of different food and products in supermarkets and online.

Teaching Design for Better Lives for All

Nigel Carrington | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Carrington

On the first anniversary of the collapse, fashion students from University of the Arts London marched along Oxford Street urging shoppers to think about the question "who made your clothes?". It was not just a protest but a statement of intent; the young people who will be tomorrow's fashion industry leaders plan to do things differently.

Saving the World in Heels | Trust Is the New Black

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech
Diana Verde Nieto

What were you supposed to be doing when you started reading this column? Chances are, you had a to-do list and this wasn't on it...