Campaigning for a greener future

Companies and Organisations

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There are many companies and organisations across the globe, all offering different products and services, and they’re all fighting for our attention. Corporate responsibility and green credentials are used by many to appeal to our consciences and persuade us that they are the ethical choice. This section aims to highlight the areas of good practice and condemn companies who should be doing more to protect and promote the environment.

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WRAP Research Indicates Waste Wood Demand Will Outstrip Supply

A new study conducted by WRAP, Waste & Resources Action Programme, published on 28th August 2009, has identified that demand for waste wood will outstrip supply in the next few years.

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People and Planet Unveil 2009 Green University League Table

The 2009 green university league table, compiled annually since 2007 by People and Planet as part of their 'Go Green' campaign to celebrate universities' environmental performance, has been unveiled this week.

Reducing your business’ energy consumption

When aiming to reduce your carbon footprint, there are many aspects of life where changes can be made to start making a difference, especially where our workplace routines are concerned.

Cutting paper usage in your office

Everybody knows the importance of saving energy at home, but when you consider the average amount of time spent at work is 37 hours a week, it becomes easy to see the huge amount of capacity for energy saving and being greener in the workplace.

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Isle of Wight Wind Turbine Factory To Close

Vestas Blades, Britain's only wind turbine manufacturing factory, shut down operations and announced closure yesterday.

Investing in the Environment: Ethical Banks Blooming in the Recession

At a time when everything you hear about banks and the economy seem to be doom and gloom, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

New Zealand Supermarkets Introduce Tax to Curb Carrier Bag Use

New Zealand supermarket chain, Foodstuffs, have announced the introduction of a tax on carrier bags for customers at all New World and Four Square stores nationwide, and South Island's Pak 'n Save stores, which would make them the first supermarket in New Zealand charging for plastic bags.

McAfee Report Reveals the Environmental Impact of Spam

A new report undertaken by spam expert, Richi Jennings, ICF International, a global firm that provides consultancy and technological solutions to issues such as climate change and environmental problems among others, has been commissioned by Internet Security Firm McAfee to investigate the carbon footprint of spam emails.

Climate Change Fighting Schools Awarded Top Honours in Lexus Eco Challenge

Car manufacturer Lexus, in conjunction with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, media and education company, have announced the winners of the Lexus Eco Challenge.

US Postal Service Accepts Climate Change Award

The US Postal Service, who already have 70 other environmental awards to their name, have been named as 'Climate Action Champion' for their work against the effects of climate change.

New Green Exchange Gives Investors Opportunities to Invest in Green Start-Ups

The launch of GREENDAQ, a new exchange that will feature only green companies and start-up businesses, took place last Wednesday.

‘People and Planet’ Banking on Green Decisions

People and Planet, the UK's largest student network, held protests yesterday in London and Glasgow in response to the Royal Bank of Scotland's AGM.

Computer Manufacturers Back-track on Green Promise

Computer manufacturers Dell, HP and Lenovo are in the dog house with Greenpeace following an admission that they will not hit their commitment to remove vinyl plastic (PVC) and brominated flame retardents (BFRs) from their products by the end of 2009.

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