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Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

By Louise Bateman Tuesday, October 20, 2015A poll shows energy bills are soaring by around £600 million a year across the UK due to a surge in household gadgets.The survey commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust and carried out by Ipsos MORI, found the average number of gadgets in people’s homes has increased by 31…

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50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green

blog by Monica Niermann, Head of CertificationOn a rare wander through the internet on a quiet Friday afternoon, I came across the Facebook site, Fifty Shades of Green, who “talk dirty about the environment”. It’s a fabulous feed of green curioso mainly pointing at the horrors in the food we eat. Society is made up…

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Essence

Essence

Essence has successfully achieved The Planet Mark, a sustainability certification issued by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project. Essence is the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media. The agency aims to make advertising more valuable to the world by optimising its real value and building connections between brands and consumers. Working towards…

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Carbon footprint guide

Carbon footprint guide

Do you want to take control of your carbon footprint but don’t know where to begin? Our ‘Act On 7’ top tips will help you get startedClimate change is a global problem and business has a big role to play in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its threat. More than 190 heads of…

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London Gateway port gets The Planet Mark

London Gateway port gets The Planet Mark

State-of-the-art deep-sea container terminal earns recognition for commitment to sustainability from certification programme backed by the iconic Eden Project.DP World London Gateway Port the UK’s most advanced deep-sea container terminal, has been awarded The Planet Mark™ for demonstrating its commitment to carbon emissions reduction. This internationally recognised certification programme is wholly-owned by Planet First, a…

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The Planet Mark™ sustainability consultant

The Planet Mark™ sustainability consultant

Planet First, the UK-based sustainability consultancy and creator and custodian of The Planet Mark™, is looking to recruit a junior sustainability consultant to join its team.The Planet Mark™ is an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme that certifies businesses, properties, new developments and projects. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to work within…

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Brand on Shelf – Planet Mark certified

Brand on Shelf – Planet Mark certified

Brand on Shelf, specialist packaging design consultancy achieved The Planet Mark in 2014. Their carbon footprint was measured at 53.9 tCO2e or 2.3 tCO2e per employee. Brand on Shelf’s carbon reduction target is 5%. Take a look at the initiatives they have introduced to reach their reduction target here “We are delighted to welcome Brand…

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Ecoprod Technique achieve The Planet Mark

Ecoprod Technique achieve The Planet Mark

Ecoprod Technique supplies products, services and support systems that are environmentally responsible (Eco – green) and engineered (Technique) to meet the needs of its customers. “The clean solution”. Ecoprod also has a detailed understanding of the operation of commercial washrooms and the potential problems that owners can face in the installation and maintenance of washroom…

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measurement and climate action

measurement and climate action

Did you know…?Many people don’t know that the UK is leading in accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and member of the Planet First Advisory Panel considers the importance of accurate measurement when it comes to effective action…

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Eden Project visit Puller Primary School

Eden Project visit Puller Primary School

VolkerWessels UK supports environmental education at Puller Memorial Primary School by arranging a visit from the Eden Project’s education teamHertfordshire based construction company, VolkerWessels UK, helped children at Puller Memorial School in Ware to get a unique experience and understanding of the environment with a visit by the education team from the world famous Eden…

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Planet First support Earth Hour

Planet First support Earth Hour

Make time for Earth Hour this SaturdayThere is a huge call to action on climate change in 2015. With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) being held in Paris at the end of the year, the effects of climate change hitting closer to home and risk increasing for businesses that continue to ignore it, climate…

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Higgins Construction make a 28% carbon footprint reduction

Higgins Construction make a 28% carbon footprint reduction

The Higgins Group, which includes the recognised delivery companies; Higgins Construction and Higgins Homes, has once again achieved The Planet Mark with a carbon footprint reduction of 28%. As part of Higgins Group PLC, Higgins Construction and Higgins Homes work together to provide a huge variety of services across the construction, investments and homes sectors.…

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