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Unsung Heroes of Sustainability: Bidvest

Unsung Heroes of Sustainability: Bidvest

For our second interview in ‘The Planet Mark Unsung Heroes of Sustainability’ series, we talk to Stephen Foster, transport supervisor at catering and food suppliers Bidvest Foodservice.When Bidvest Foodservice transport supervisor Stephen Foster volunteered two years ago to head up the catering and food supplier’s sustainability activities in Wakefield, his biggest challenge was getting buy-in…

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CO2 emissions and energy

CO2 emissions and energy

Global energy-related carbon dioxide stayed flat in 2015 – the second year in a row – according to the International Energy Association (IEA)The preliminary data released yesterday by the IEA shows CO2 emissions from energy related activity – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stood at 32.1 billion tonnes in 2015, having remained essentially…

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Launching The Planet Mark for Properties

Launching The Planet Mark for Properties

The Planet Mark for Properties, a new sustainability certification provided by Planet First in partnership with the Eden Project, is the first of its type to combine robust measurement, occupier engagement and communications. The official launch of this certification will take place at Holborn Bars, Holborn, at a joint event between Planet First and The…

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Sustainability champion blog

Sustainability champion blog

BT’s 100% Sport is a global campaign to inspire sports fans to adopt renewable energies. Here’s five ways to turn the sport fan in your workplace into a sustainability championLast week, BT got together with sports industry and sustainability experts from around the world to find ways to tap into the power of sports fans…

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Energy, carbon and behaviour change

Energy, carbon and behaviour change

The need for behaviour change to drive energy efficiency has been acknowledged for decades, but attitudes have been slow to change. So could working with the psychology profession radically move things forward, asks energy expert, Professor Martin Fry?The recent Paris Climate Deal (COP21) has set challenging targets for carbon reduction in coming decades. Later this…

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Paris Climate Deal and UK carbon emissions law

The UK is make legal a key Paris Climate Deal commitment to reduce carbon emissions to zero, the Government has said. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom said on Monday: “The Government believes that we will need to take the step of enshrining the Paris goal for net zero emissions in UK law.” The Paris Treaty, signed…

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Cool Earth and Papua New Guinea

Cool Earth and Papua New Guinea

Cool Earth, the Planet Mark-certified charity that is working to halt rainforest destruction, has raised tens of thousands of pounds in one night to save 120,000 acres of land in Papua New Guinea from illegal logging. The charity, announced today that it had raised £97,000 at a launch event it held in London last week.…

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Planet Mark ad campaign to cut carbon

Planet Mark ad campaign to cut carbon

Ad campaign promotes business benefits of cutting carbon emissions to 1.26 million Londoners; is supported by 25-page practical guide on emissions reduction and sustainable business practiceAn ad campaign calling on businesses to “cut their carbon and enjoy the benefits” will launch across the London Underground network on Monday (April 25th). The campaign, which is expected…

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Sustainability and FREM’s  ‘Matrix 6’  workplace collection

Sustainability and FREM’s  ‘Matrix 6’  workplace collection

Frem Group, The Planet Mark-certified UK designer and manufacturer of workplace solutions, has launched its latest innovation in office technology that puts sustainability at the heart of office design.The ‘Matrix 6’ collection is described as “a flexible, personalised ‘home from home’ environment” that integrates the latest digital technologies in a hexagonal modular ‘booth-style’ system that…

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Chapters Financial CSR and The Planet Mark

Chapters Financial CSR and The Planet Mark

Chapters Financial has been nominated for best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in Investment Week’s prestigious Investment Marketing and Innovation Awards (IMAIA) 2016Chapters Financial, the Planet Mark-certified chartered firm of financial planners and independent financial advisers which employees just six people, is up against financial heavyweights Aviva Investors and Hermes Investment Management in the CSR…

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energy efficiency an renewable energy tips

energy efficiency an renewable energy tips

There are real cost and carbon savings if you drive up efficiencies across your energy, fuel and resources. Here are five ways to drive up efficiencies in your businessAccording to the International Energy Agency, approximately 40% of the emissions reductions required by 2050 to limit global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees centigrade would…

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Eden Project Festival of Hope

Eden Project Festival of Hope

Eden Project will hold its second annual Festival of Hope on November 27 2016. Here’s why you should go along.Eden Project held its first Festival of Hope on the eve of the 2015 Paris Climate Talks. The event was dubbed “a celebration of the inspirational people, businesses and sustainable solutions paving the way for a…

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