We asked Susie Howells, of consultancy Greenmetrics, some questions on the practical steps that small businesses can take to make themselves more sustainable. Susie will be running a half day masterclass in Crawley on 2nd October 2017, to help small businesses to boost their green credentials.
Muon Events has partnered with the University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform and CLT Envirolaw to launch a new training programme for businesses to understand their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act.
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In Mayan times, it was traded as a precious currency, with a value on a par with gold and jewels. In the UK, we eat about 7kg of chocolate, the equivalent of 70 (yes, seventy) Easter eggs every year. But in sharp contrast to the gloomy news of the past five years, it seems that we now have too much of the stuff. Thanks to a bumper crop last year from benign weather, there is an abundant supply of chocolate this season. On a side note, does this not make Cadbury's recent decision to increase the price of a Freddo bar by 25% even more mystifying? To quote one Twitter user, "forget the housing crisis, 30p for a Freddo is the greatest indictment on today's economy."
This charming town, which combines sea views, lofty stucco terraces and old world manners, is a joy to explore. Our handy guide on things to do is a must for those travellers who want to reduce their environmental impact and have a positive impact on the local community.
It is the biggest issue facing our time. There is a 97% consensus that it is happening right now. There are still vast numbers of people who simply ignore these facts when it suits them. This group includes everyone from captains of industry, politicians, the vast bulk of ordinary consumers...and myself. Nobody doubts the science when they're streaming from the internet or drinking vitamin fortified juice. If people genuinely believed what climate scientists are saying, avocados would be rationed and airports would close down until someone comes up with a large scale, carbon neutral, jet fuel.
If aliens came to earth, they would probably be surprised at how xenophobic we are of our own kind and how determined we are to trash our home planet. Following events stateside with a mixture of exasperation and trepidation, with four days to go, the vote is too close to call. How has it come to this?
Who doesn’t enjoy a fireworks display? They are great fun, but they do a fair bit of damage to the environment. Guy Fawkes (5th November) is regularly the most polluted day of the year in the UK, although to be fair, bonfires must share part of the blame. Those red colours that make you oooah and aaah? They are usually made from strontium, which is a potential carcinogen. From damaging our health to frightening our puppies, it’s safe to say that this is not our most environmentally responsible time of year. Is the toxic cocktail worth the show?
We explore the options.