Environment

‘Green’ growth fuels an entire industry
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Business interests make up 89% of U.S. Green Building Council’s voting members, setting standards on environmentally friendly construction.

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What is Environmental Sustainability?
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Business Case for Environmental Sustainability Environmental sustainability involves making decisions and taking action that are in the interests of protecting the natural world, with particular emphasis on preserving the capability of the environment to support human life. It is an important topic at the present time, as people are realising the full impact that businesses […]

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Biodiversity depends on sustainability | Bangkok Post: news
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The city of Bangkok and the staff at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center can be proud of the professional job done in hosting more than 2,000 delegates from 170 countries at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) meeting that ended on Thursday. Likewise, the delegates and Cites officials deserve credit for […]

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What is sustainable development?
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“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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M&S: Cheshire Oaks Case Study
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Cheshire Oaks is Marks & Spencer’s biggest, greenest store to date. “This is our greenest ever M&S store and we call it a ‘sustainable learning store’ as around 60 per cent of the eco features featured in Cheshire Oaks will become standard spec for M&S stores.” Marc Bolland, CEO, Marks & Spencer

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Community-led flood solutions in Great Ayton –     Video:
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Great Ayton is a small village in North Yorkshire. We have been working in partnership with the local community to fund and deliver flood solutions that work for them, including individual property protection measures and small scale flood management techniques.

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Built Environment | The British Quality Foundation
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The Built Environment networking group provides a forum for delegates to share and learn about topics related to the man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity.

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Ford Launches MyEnergi Lifestyle at CES 2013 to Help Families Reduce Their Electricity Bills and CO2 Footprint
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Ford just launched its new MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration, which show how a family can reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle and a renewable energy source. Ford is collaborating with Eaton, SunPower and Whirpool to highlight the MyEnergi Lifestyle technologies at this week at the 2013 […]

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Collaborating for a Sustainable Future – Library | SustainAbility
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As Jo Confino, chair of Guardian Sustainable Business, wrote at the close of the Rio +20 Conference in June 2012, “the most often used phrases in the many meetings I attended [were] the need to create ‘coalitions of the willing’ and a recognition that ‘all issues are inter-connected’ and cannot be viewed in silos”. In […]

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Make a large solar panel out of broken solar cells
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Do you have a bunch of broken solar cells hanging around from all of your DIY projects? Here’s a great way to put them to work.

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Giving Back
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ULI offers many ways you can give back to the community, sharing your experience with tomorrow’s leaders…

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