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Eden Festival of Hope

Eden Festival of Hope

Innovative green businesses are to play a leading part at a sustainability festival being held at the Eden Project, partner to The Planet Mark, on the eve of the Paris climate talks.Electric car manufacturer Tesla, ethical clothing company Finisterre, sustainable manufacturer Interface and coffee recycler bio-bean are among the new breed of green enterprises that…

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Eden Project’s Festival of Hope set to ‘Inspire Sustainability’

Eden Project’s Festival of Hope set to ‘Inspire Sustainability’

‘Inspire sustainability’ is the theme of Eden Project’s Festival of Hope, back for its second year next month, when it will put the spotlight on innovative business and sustainable leadership.The inventors of edible bottle Ooho!, Fourth Element, a diving gear business behind swimwear fashioned from recycled fishing nets, and TOAST Ale, which makes ale out…

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Historic Paris climate agreement to come into force in  November

Historic Paris climate agreement to come into force in  November

The landmark Paris Agreement on climate change will come into force in November after a key threshold on ratifying the deal was met last week.The UN confirmed on Wednesday that the climate treaty would take effect from November 4, after the European Union voted to ratify the historic agreement negotiated in Paris last December by…

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Paris Agreement on Climate Change set to come into force

Paris Agreement on Climate Change set to come into force

The Paris climate agreement, is set to become law after 31 nations signed up to the landmark accord at a ceremony at the UN in New York today.The 31 countries, which include Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates, bring the total to have signed up to the agreement to 60 – representing 47.5% of…

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Higgins cuts carbon emissions by 11%

Higgins cuts carbon emissions by 11%

Higgins Construction Group reduced its overall carbon emissions by more than 11 per cent in 2015, according to its latest certification report by The Planet Mark™.The family-run business, which operates from offices in Loughton, Essex, cut its total carbon footprint equivalent to 637 tonnes between January and December 2015 – an 11.4 per cent fall…

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5 Tips for Carfree Day in your business

5 Tips for Carfree Day in your business

Is your business ready for World Carfree Day? Here’s 5 tips to ensure your business is travelling sustainably. Thursday 22nd September 2016 is World Carfree Day when people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead car-share, use public transport, cycle, or walk. The objective is to reduce traffic congestion, fossil-fuel…

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Steve’s blog: Microbeads ban is lesson to sustainability laggards

Steve’s blog: Microbeads ban is lesson to sustainability laggards

We were delighted to see the UK government commit this week to a ban of microbeads, but the move caught some beauty brands off guard.Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic in cosmetic products. But as waste product they are lethal to marine life when ingested and also get into our food chain. Last year, we…

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Hinkley not necessary says ECIU

Hinkley not necessary says ECIU

The Government is due to make a decision on whether to approve the building of Hinkley Point C shortly but analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found its not necessary, reports The Planet Mark™ partner ThisWeekinFM.The ECIU found that a mixture of established approaches including wind farms, cables connecting the UK…

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The Planet Mark™ website gets a revamp

The Planet Mark™ website gets a revamp

The Planet Mark™ website has had a facelift, with a new look homepage, a stronger focus on The Planet Mark™ brand and the introduction of clearer, bolder messaging throughout.The main change to the website is a new homepage, redesigned to create a more compelling, vibrant and easier to navigate layout and clearer proposition to visitors.…

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Steve’s blog: Drone videos help PV energise employee engagement

Steve’s blog: Drone videos help PV energise employee engagement

We’re always on the look out for great ways to encourage people to change their habits.  Often it involves bringing together technology and some smart communications, says Steve Malkin, CEO of The Planet Mark™.On a trip to Bywaters materials recycling facility in east London, I was impressed to see a large LED monitor in its…

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Entry deadline nears for Global Sustainability Film Awards

Entry deadline nears for Global Sustainability Film Awards

The clock is ticking on the call for entries for the fifth tve Global Sustainability Film Awards (GSFA). The awards encourage companies large and small to showcase through their own films, pioneering innovations and their impact on the world, their workforce, their communities and the environment. The awards are being supported by The Planet Mark™…

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