All press releases (sustainability)

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Saving the economy and saving the planet

Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment?

Greening existing homes - a herculean task says report

A new joint Economic and Social Research Council and Technology Strategy Board publication highlights the need to focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of buildings in Britain that will still be standing in 2050.

School kids digest the future of food

Locally produced and organic food is best for us and the environment. True or false? More than 90 secondary school children will be chewing over that question during a one day multi-activity event organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science on the 13 March.

If plants could talk, what would they say?

If plants could speak they will boast about being part of remedies such as the common aspirin to a leukaemia drug derived from the rosy periwinkle. Over a quarter of western medicines contain plant toxins some deriving from tropical forest species.

Everything you ever wanted to know about going green but never thought to ask...

Recycle your 'little black number' into a fancy bolero, consult the green guru on your every environmental concern, sell your business on its environmental credentials, eat organic and travel ethically - all these and more visitors can learn at 'Going for Green', a one day sustainability fair in Cardiff on 12 March 2009.

Sussex youths debate solutions to climate change

Two teams of Sussex sixth-formers will debate the best way to tackle climate change on 11 March at the University of Sussex. One team of 16-18 year olds will argue for a technological fix for climate change, while the other team will claim that people must change their behaviour to solve the problem.

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