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  • Southend Becomes First Local Authority in England to Receive Green Bank Investment August 25, 2015

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are set to receive £8.2 million worth of investment from the newly formed Green Investment Bank (GIB), with the Department for Transport also pledging a £5.1 million from the Department of Transport. The money has been invested to replace the existing street lights in the local authority with low-energy alternatives.

    The efficiency and ...

  • Cutting Food Waste Could Solve World Hunger August 20, 2015

    Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food is wasted – this makes up a staggering third of all food that is produced according to the United Nations (UN), who commissioned a report to look at food losses and how these can be countered.

    The primary finding being, that if the amount of food wasted was reduced by ...

  • Overshoot Day: Humans burn through a year’s worth of natural resources by mid-August August 14, 2015

    Humanity has used up a full year’s supply of ecological resources by the middle of August, according to the Global Footprint Network.

    Known as ‘Earth Overshoot Day’, Thursday 13 August marked the point where the earth can longer regenerate the natural resources being used this year and represents the point at which we have gone into ...

  • Sustainable Development Agenda August 7, 2015

    Two years of negotiation between the 193 United Nations (UN) Member States have culminated in agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda.

    The announcement came earlier this week that the agenda will feature 17 goals and 169 associated targets, which are integrated and indivisible. Their aim is to end ...

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