Campaigning for a greener future

Sustainable Development

sustainable development

Every country wants to see their economy grow, but there is no reason why this growth can’t be sustainable. We consider how green developments can be a reality, both in their choice of materials used, and by consciously minimising any negative impact on the environment and any eco-systems around the area. We will also keep you informed about campaigns against and proposals for new developments across the globe.

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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.

Wind farm engineers in short supply

Lack of Engineers Put Offshore Wind Farm Development at Risk

A lack of experienced renewable energy engineers could put contracts for nine new wind turbine projects in jeopardy as there are not enough suitably qualified people to install the turbines at their designated locations in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth in the Scottish Highlands.

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Proposed Tidal Barrier Could Provide Renewable Green Energy

A new £250 million tidal barrier is being proposed to be constructed across the River Clyde which will not only create a flood barrier but would also be able to generate enough renewable energy to power all the homes in Glasgow.

self build and renovation centre

Big Green Home Show Promotes Eco-Renovation and Self-Builds

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon will be hosting the Big Green Home Show this weekend, 23rd-25th October.

Staffordshire University Rewards Staff For Promoting Sustainability

At the annual 'celebrating staff success' event held by Staffordshire University, a new category for this year's event saw staff being presented with awards for sustainability.

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Centre For Alternative Technology Introduce UK’s First Micro Grid

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), based in Machynlleth, in Wales has pioneered a new way of delivering energy to local communities via the UK's first micro-grid.

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British Gas Green Skills Training Centre To Be Built In South Wales Valleys

The UK's first Green Skills Training Centre will be built in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys later this year according to an announcement from British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Kevin McCloud Submits Plans For Eco-Housing Development

Swindon is set to be the location of the UK's next eco housing development if the plans submitted by presenter of the self-build TV show Grand Designs are approved.

sustainable eco homes in York

Andrew Adonis Commits To New Greener Transport System

Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis has announced government plans to improve the green credentials of the UK's transport networks.

Solar panels gathering light

City Of York Council Seeking £6m Funding For Eco Home Sustainable Development

City of York Council has submitted proposals for sustainable development of the former British Sugar site, currently owned by Associated British Foods.

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New Sainsbury’s Store Powers Its Checkouts On Kinetic Energy

You would be forgiven for thinking that all supermarkets are born equal; the same blueprint for design and layout.

Britain’s Biggest Eco Village Planned For South Gloucestershire

A new 195-house eco village has been given the go ahead at a former hospital site near Bristol.

Community Of Eco Housing Completed In Petersfield, Hampshire

An existing estate of concrete construction REEMA housing in Privett Green, Petersfield has been redeveloped into a low impact, environmentally friendly community.

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Tesco Announce Plans To Build New Carbon Neutral Store

Supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled plans for a new carbon neutral store which they will build in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire.