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Make A Contribution To Local Biodiversity Preservation By Creating Green Industrial Zones

Do you work in one of those numerous drab and dreary industrial or enterprise zones sited outside a town or city? Are you sick of the tarmac and cement vista, only obscured by metal and brick partitions? Is your building surrounded by dead space? Does the view when you enter the gates of your factory […]

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UK In Talks To Import Geothermal Energy From Iceland

The UK government has held talks with that of Iceland concerning importing geothermal energy from Iceland’s volcanoes. A giant undersea cable, known as a submarine interconnector, would be constructed, which, at 930 miles long, would be by far the longest of its kind in the world. The power link would cost USD2/GBP1.3/EUR1.51 bn while an […]

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Sainsbury’s Green Policy At Crayford

Sainsbury’s is the third-largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. When its store in Crayford, southeast London, re-opened in September 2010, it had more than doubled in size to become the company’s largest store in the United Kingdom. More space was devoted to clothing, there was a new home and lifestyle section, and the […]

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Green Step Cities Program

In the aftermath of a severe economic recession that left numerous businesses and individuals struggling, the start of this decade has been a time of tight budgets and fragile futures for many. It therefore seemed like perfect timing when we, as a student group from the University of Minnesota, were asked to promote the Green […]

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Coral Reef Ecotourism And Its Impacts

Coral reef ecosystems are among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. Worldwide coral reefs attract millions of tourists annually that yield a significant economic benefit to domestic economies. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recreation and tourism account for $9.6 billion of the total global net profit of […]

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Green Chauffeuring Is Taking Off

The popularity of green cars is growing. In 2011, the motor industry group, SMMT, released figures showing that registration of alternatively-fuelled vehicles had risen by over 48 percent since the year before, compared to 1.5 percent for all vehicles. While chauffeured cars conjure an image of massive, gas guzzling limos, an increasing number of chauffeuring […]

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Chatham House Rules Lifted At Ethical Corporation Summit 2013

Europe’s largest CSR and Sustainability summit returns for the 12th year and attendees from the business world will get the chance to share best practice, discuss the latest sustainability challenges and build key relationships.

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Margaret Thatcher – the unsung environmentalist?

Since the announcement of the death on Monday 8th April of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (latterly Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven), the British media has been awash with tributes to, and retrospective critiques of, her record as the longest serving United Kingdom Prime Minister of the 20th Century Whilst most of the coverage has focussed […]

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Does Corporate Zoo Sponsorship Make A Real Contribution To Conservation?

The concept of corporate zoo sponsorship has been around for quite some time. Typically, it involves a once-off or annual payment to an individual zoo in return for some form of company exposure (on-site and/or via publications and the zoo website). While the proportion of most zoos’ incomes derived from corporate sponsorship is generally small, the […]

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Why We Should Use Our Roofs In The Fight Against Climate Change?

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Painting cities white to combat climate change; it sounds like one of the more wacky ideas to have surfaced over the past few years. Propose planting rooftop gardens and you run the risk of sounding like an unhinged romanticist. But the concept of using our urban surroundings to both mitigate and fight against climate change is […]

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