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Sep 11
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£5 million greener bus fund announced to tackle air pollution

Government announced competition so local authorities can fit emission-cutting technology and provide better journeys. Local authorities across England will, from 10 September 2015, be able to bid for a share of £5 million funding to fit buses with green technology and offer better journeys. The Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015 will allow local authorities to […]

Aug 20
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SUSTAIN Lincolnshire Calls for Increased Carbon Footprint Reduction In Light of Earth Overshoot Day

Posted by admin in Climate, Sustainability on Aug 20, 2014

Lincolnshire’s free, county council-led sustainability support programme is calling for more businesses to consider taking up green technologies and becoming more resource efficient as a way of reducing humanity’s ecological debt to our planet. Following Earth Overshoot Day on 19th August – an awareness day created to signify the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s […]

Jul 01
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Wind and other renewables generate a fifth of Britain’s electricity in early 2014

Posted by Sara Kendall in Climate, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, Green Technology on Jul 01, 2014

New windfarms, strong winds and a good winter for hydropower plants sent renewable energy generation surging to 19.4% of all electricity from January to March. One fifth of all electricity was generated in Britain by windfarms or other green technologies in the first three months of the year, according to new statistics released by the […]

Jun 27
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Environmental Management Systems: Getting Certified

If you’ve made environmental changes in your business or you’re planning to, consider signing up to an environmental management system (EMS). An EMS is a structured framework for businesses and organisations to manage their environmental impacts. Benefits include: Cost savings- energy, water, waste, purchasing and transport. Management of environmental risk, in particular ensuring legal compliance. […]

Jun 26
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Energy Reduction

With gas and electricity prices set to rise for the foreseeable future, cutting your business’s energy consumption has never been more important. Follow our quick, low cost tips to reduce your running costs and carbon footprint. 1. Use low energy light bulbs Bulbs such as T5 fluorescent tubes, LEDs and compact fluorescent lamps are all […]

Jun 25
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Waste to Resource

Posted by Sara Kendall in Climate, Sustainability, Waste Management on Jun 25, 2014

Reducing waste to landfill is a crucial step for businesses both in terms of cost and environmental risk reduction. Waste to landfill now costs businesses £80 per tonne plus additional costs such as gate fees and transport and is likely to increase further in the future. The decay of waste is responsible for 5 % […]