2015 February

More people enjoying the great outdoors

The national survey on people and the natural environment, reveals that the English adult population made approximately 2.93 billion visits to natural environments between March 2013 to February 2014 – the highest number for five years. Since the first report was published in 2010, the proportion of people taking at least one visit to the […]

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University seeks input to develop first masters course in sustainable health

The University of Central Lancashire is currently developing a new masters level course in sustainable health and is seeking input from anybody interested in the field to help shape content. The university want to ensure that the course is developed in alignment with current local, national and international needs so are seeking opinions from a […]

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Sustainable models of care – environmental footprint of patient pathways

The SDU along with support from sustainably consultancy ERM, members of the Coalition for Sustainable Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (CSPM) and other colleagues have recently conducted a two day workshop to look at carbon foot printing of car pathways. To support this process the SDU are looking for additional insight. Do you have detailed procurement, […]

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Public perceptions of climate change following the 2014 floods

Cardiff University’s Understanding Risk Research Group has published research looking at public perceptions of climate change. The work specifically looks at the role of extreme weather as an influence on public perceptions of climate change, through a focus on people’s responses to the series of exceptional flooding events that affected the UK in late 2013 […]

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How does your organisation compare to your neighbour?

Organisations are being encouraged to look at how sustainable they are by using the Good Corporate Citizen online self-assessment. The system enables a detailed self-assessment of how health or care organisations are facing sustainability challenges. By using the tool you can benchmark progress on sustainable development, not just by measuring fuel bills or waste but […]

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Carillion recognised as a global leader in carbon performance

Carillion has been recognised as one of the world’s best performing companies in terms of carbon performance, according to the CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 released today. For its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change which included reducing employee business travel and energy consumption within its offices, […]

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