Campaigning for a greener future

Environmental Impact

Every action we make has some impact on the environment, whether positive or negative. This section focusses on the problems caused across the globe by human activity and seeks to inform people and inspire them to take action to help reduce climate change and make a difference before it’s too late.

Earth Hour 2014 Superhero Ambassador Spider-Man

Join In With WWF’s Earth Hour

Every year, WWF organises Earth Hour.

Post Christmas Cleanup

Cleaning up After Christmas the Green Way

Every year the post Christmas clean-up means finding a new home for all sorts of leftovers from the festive season.

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Sustainable Building at Keele Sustainability Hub

Keele University is proud of its environmental credentials, offering a range of quality courses in sustainability and natural sciences, and having accreditation as a Fair Trade university to boot.

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Pollution Could Be Cut With Green Streets

A new study published in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal has found that increasing the number of green walls in cities could help reduce levels of pollution.

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Voluntary Reporting on Carbon Emissions Yields Positive Results

Although not yet compulsory, a number of companies have voluntarily been auditing and reporting on their carbon emissions, and many companies are seeing the benefits, a report commissioned by the government has revealed.

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Choosing Green Printing to Help the Environment

Few of us know that while we think our machines are sleeping, they are actually leeching 25% of the power that they consume from us.

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BP Oil Leak Stopped With ‘Top Kill’ Method

Five weeks into the oil leak caused by an explosion at a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and a number of unsuccessful attempts at plugging the holes in the pipework later, BP's latest solution, 'top kill', has managed to stop the flow of oil and natural gas.

Stoke-on-Trent 10:10 first city

Stoke-on-Trent Becomes The First City To Sign Up To 10:10

If you've not heard of 10:10, the campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010, then listen up.

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New EU River Quality Standards Show The UK’s Rivers Are Below Par

A report compiled by the Environment Agency has revealed that despite improvements in quality over the past 20 years, three quarters of the rivers in the UK are not up to new EU water quality standards.

Jamie Oliver carbon neutral TV show

Jamie Oliver’s New Show – First Carbon Neutral TV Series

Jamie Oliver's new TV Series 'Jamie's American Roadtrip' will be the first carbon neutral TV show to be shown anywhere in the world.

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New Treeplanting Schemes Not The Answer To Deforestation

Deforestation has long been known to be a crime against the planet and of serious detriment to the environment.

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Scottish Parliament Sets Precedent In Cutting Carbon Emissions

After three years of campaigning for stronger commitments in reducing carbon emissions, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland's work has paid off.

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EPA Grants California Greenhouse Gas Waiver

Following the intervention of President Barack Obama signing a Presidential Memorandum requesting the Environmental Protection Agency to review the decision to deny the greenhouse gas waiver request submitted by California.

Friends Of The Earth Launch Campaign Urging Councils To Get Serious About CO2

Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth have launched a new campaign promoting the reduction of carbon emissions by challenging local councils to get serious about CO2.