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Sustainable food and The Hospital Club

Sustainable food and The Hospital Club

Food will be a key theme of next month’s Sustainability Week, being hosted at Planet Mark-certified The Hospital Club. Duncan Cruickshanks, head chef at the London private members’ club, talks sustainability with Planet First’s Louise Bateman. Duncan Cruickshanks, head chef at The Hospital Club, holds regular supper clubs at the uber-trendy London private members club,…

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Energy efficiency and Greenbuild Expo

Energy efficiency and Greenbuild Expo

Greenbuild Expo, the sustainable refurbishment and building event, will take place from November 10th to 11th in Manchester. Here are three reasons why you should attend1. Future cities and Manchester’s low carbon future – with Government plans to create a ‘northern powerhouse’, Manchester is re-inventing itself to be at the centre of the region’s low…

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Bidvest and plate2planet

Bidvest and plate2planet

Planet First is partnering with Planet Mark-certified Bidvest on a major sustainability initiative being launched by the food service giant and other major companies in the food sector, including Unilever and Premier Food. Bidvest Foodservice and a ‘green alliance’ made up of Planet First, Unilever, Premier Foods, Delifrance UK, Vegware, and Jacobs Douwe Egberts have…

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Energy management

Energy management

The deadline for entries for the Energy Managers Association’s Energy Management Awards is fast approaching – with less than 48 hours to get your nominations in.There are 10 award categories in the inaugural Private Sector Energy Management Awards, organised by the Energy Managers Association. They include Energy Manager of the Year, Energy Reduction Project through…

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Paris climate talks

Paris climate talks

Christiana Figueres, the UN’s climate chief, said today the mood ahead of crucial global climate negotiations in Paris was more positive than ever before. But Figueres warned the talks on their own would not solve climate change and called on all those participating to act responsibly. “We’re in a very good mood,” Figueres told a…

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ESOS and energy efficiency

ESOS and energy efficiency

Chris Bennett, managing director at SCS-RE, a sustainability and energy management consultancy partnering with Planet First to support organisations on ESOS compliance, explains the implications of the Environment Agency’s latest update on ESOS.  The December 5 deadline for notifying the Environment Agency (EA) that you have to comply with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)…

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Eden Project and Piclo

Eden Project and Piclo

Eden Project, partner to The Planet Mark, has joined a pioneering online service that aims to shake-up the UK’s energy market by enabling energy consumers to source their electricity locally and from renewable generators.Piclo is the UK’s first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace. It is being trialled by renewable energy supplier Good Energy and its…

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Chapters Financial slashes carbon footprint by 22%

Chapters Financial slashes carbon footprint by 22%

Chapters Financial, the firm of independent financial advisers, has reduced its carbon emissions by almost a quarter in the last 12 months following certification to The Planet Mark.Surrey-based Chapters Financial, a chartered firm of financial planners and Independent Financial Advisers, achieved a 22 per cent reduction in its comparative carbon emissions between June 2014 and…

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The Hospital Club and Sustainability Week

The Hospital Club and Sustainability Week

A packed schedule of discussions, screenings and high profile speakers will aim to “enliven” as well as inform during Sustainability Week at The Hospital Club.The seven-day programme, which runs from 14th to 20th November, will focus on a different theme each day, including climate change, smart cities, green entrepreneurs and sustainable foods. It is being…

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CBI and climate change

CBI and climate change

Climate change: CBI calls for tougher action on carbon emissionsBritain’s biggest business group the CBI, this week, joined forces with former US vice president and environmentalist, Al Gore, to call for tougher action to cut global carbon emissions so as to unleash the business opportunities of going green. At an event on Tuesday (Sept 22),…

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Business sustainability and broadcasting

Business sustainability and broadcasting

Broadcasters, such as Sky (pictured) and UKTV, now make it a mandatory requirement for TV and film production companies in their supply chain to demonstrate they are making progress on reducing their carbon footprint. The BBC does it internally and is expected to extend this to independent production companies soon. But broadcasting still lags behind…

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