UK Sustainability

A Tortoise And The Hare's Story For The 21st Century

Dr Liz Goodwin | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Dr Liz Goodwin

We've all heard the story about the tortoise and the hare. How against the odds the tortoise beats the hare in a race. You have to hand it to the tor...

It's time for business to stop talking transformation, and deliver

Sally Uren | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK
Sally Uren

The role of business in delivering solutions to society's current set of big and complex sustainability challenges has never before attracted so mu...

How to Start a Fashion Revolution

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Style
Marianne Caroline Hughes

I can still remember that amazing feeling after I had organised the wall of clothing labels last year. I was surprised by the huge amount of support I got, from friends old and new! It got me thinking about how lots of small revolutions, based locally, but part of a global movement, could really be the key to a real revolution.

What the US (and the World) Can Learn From Cuba

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Rachel Lankester

I only spent two weeks in beautiful Cuba but I came away inspired by what the country has achieved despite, at times, great imposed hardship. It seems to me nations around the world can learn a lot from Cuba, especially its nemesis the US.

H&M Expand Beauty Line With Conscious Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Style

H&M are well known for its Conscious fashion collection, but now the high street giant are bringing sustainability to its beauty range too. The new...

Advancing Sustainability Through Innovation: A Major Business Opportunity

Peter Bakker | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Peter Bakker

2015 was a historic year for sustainable development. It saw two long processes culminate in success as world leaders adopted the Sustainable Developm...

Celebrating Champions of the Circular Economy

Andy Wales | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Andy Wales

There was broad consensus that the climate targets agreed in Paris were a historic success and a huge step forward in the move to cut emissions and limit global warming. But after the euphoria comes the inevitable questions: how will this actually be delivered? Who is responsible? How much will it cost? And, for the private sector, can we continue to grow?

The Small Changes You Can Make to Help the Planet

Frontier | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

These sorts of articles have peppered the web for years now. Do this and don't do that to save the planet. Part of what turns people away though is ...

Responsible Fashion: Top Five Topics of 2015

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

In an attempt to refine the information overload, I have picked the articles that I think are most engaging; voices that will both inspire and anger; brands worthy of attention; and concepts that will encourage reflection on this industry and how we interact with it. Here are the five topics that dominated the discussion:

We Need to Think as World Citizens for the Paris Agreement to Succeed in Combating Climate Change

Lucy Orta | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Lucy Orta

Despite the universal good will of the COP21 Climate Summit, we have to confront the harsh reality of an increase in temperature above 1.5C, we have to fight it and above all we have to be creative and take risks. It will require the vision and voices of activists and scientists, artists and designers, to translate the agreement of ministers into an emergency call for action that reaches everyone in every walk of life.

Dartmoor Life

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I love Devon life. I love the farmers and their sheep and cattle that surround us; I love helping search for lost ponies and disentangling sheep from fences; I love walking the lanes at night with the beagles and watching the skies turn...

How to Totally Win at New Year's Resolutions

Jen Gale | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Gale

I did a quick spot of Googling, and stumbled across an article that claimed that most people will have given up their New Year's Resolutions by the 10 January! So I figured maybe this was an opportune time to share how I managed to sustain a year long challenge.

Four Things You Wish You Knew About Your Clothes

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Style
Marianne Caroline Hughes

We want to feel able to make a difference with our own impact on our planet and the people on our planet. However when it comes to something as basic as getting dressed in the morning, we're already lost. So what would be helpful for us to know about the clothes we're wearing?

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Green vs. Competitive: The Stalemate Continues

John Bunzl | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

[Co-authored with David Saddington] In the closing moments of 2015 an 'historic' deal was brokered in Paris which not only set about limiting greenh...

Has Christmas Come Early?

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

It feels like Christmas has come early. Everything we have been discussing and debating since the Copenhagen climate change meeting in 2009 and the Rio Earth Summit in 2012, seems to have come together. It is what we do now that will be what define us though. Will 2015 be a wasted promise or a defining moment?

Hunters and Hunted

Simon Ross | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Simon Ross

There is an alternative. Where countries educate and empower women, ensure reliable access to a range of family planning methods and promote the benefits of smaller families, birth rates fall quickly to western levels.

The Five Key Takeaways From the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Martin Koehring | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

The Paris Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21) is a political milestone in the global fight against climate change. All 195 participating countries agreed to the resulting Paris Agreement. I will examine the key lessons from the negotiations in five categories that matter the most: diplomacy, politics, law, business and economics.

Paris to Finalise New Global Sustainability Framework for Billions

Lord Prescott | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Lord Prescott

A Paris deal would be the final piece in the post-2015 global sustainability framework jigsaw. Such an agreement would also bolster the prospects of a carbon system emerging, from Asia-Pacific to the Americas, with potential to become a game-changing development in the fight against global warming.

Lucy Sherriff

Ben & Jerry's CEO On Why Companies Should Transition To 100% Clean Energy | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

Jostein Solheim is at the helm of one of the world's most loved food corporations - Ben & Jerry's. And he's also been one of the key names calling for...

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

Eco-Gifting Not Over-Gifting This Christmas

Kate Blincoe | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Kate Blincoe

Over-gifting your kids can result in them acquiring a spoilt, entitled attitude, not looking after their new toys properly and expecting even more next year. You know what over-gifting looks like: the child is swamped by presents which they open in an increasingly mechanical, zombie like way, finding it hard when the supply eventually stops.

I'm Having Myself a Merry Eco Christmas, You Can Too

Jemma Moran | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Moran

Unlike most people, I'm not dreaming of a white Christmas. No, I want my festive season to be green. At this time of year, I like to spare a thought for our long-suffering planet. The environmental impact of Christmas is needlessly huge, but with just a few quick and easy changes to the celebrations I've found you can make a big difference and save money too.

The Paris Climate Change Talks: What Will Success Look Like?

Martin Koehring | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

As the Paris Climate Change Conference gets underway, it's time to examine what it will take for the talks to deliver ambitious outcomes that will have a real impact on tackling climate change.

Used Clothes Are Not Ethical Clothes

Jess Berentson-Shaw | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Style
Jess Berentson-Shaw

I talk with people who both buy and sell used clothes a lot and often discuss the role of preloved clothing in conscious and ethical consumerism. Quite often people tell me that they feel used clothes are ethical & sustainable by their nature. Here is why I think this is both true and false.