The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Sustainable Fashion

How To Embrace Sustainable Fashion: Wardrobe Swapping Do you really need that new dress? Rather than buying something new (that you know you’ll be bored with by next month – see no.3) what about trying that dress your friend/sister/flatmate/granny has that you’ve always had your eye on? Why not offer them something from your wardrobe in exchange for it? Donate any unwanted clothes to H&M Hand-in unwanted clothes to any H&M store worldwide (to date H&M has collected 12,000 tones of garments) and they will ensure that they are given…

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Meet the Sustainability Leader: Darian McBain – Sustainability Leader of the Year 2018

With entries now open for edie’s revamped 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards, this new feature series will showcase the achievements of the 2018 winners, revealing their secrets to success. First up: our 2018 Sustainability Leader of the Year, Thai Union Group’s global director of sustainable development Dr. Darian McBain. Leading the sustainability efforts of the world’s number one seafood supplier, Darian McBain has played an instrumental role in developing Thai Union’s leadership position to enact real change across the global seafood industry. “There were so many worthy candidates, to be named…

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London, New York and Paris to spearhead new electric vehicle accelerator

The Climate Group and C40 Cities have launched a new initiative to “massively accelerate” the adoption of electric vehicles (EV), with cities including London, New York and Paris all agreeing to support the new programme. The Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge, launched on Tuesday (July 10), will see states, regions, cities and international businesses use their purchasing power and policy influence to accelerate the uptake of fully-electric vehicles, encouraging other leaders in key groups to step up efforts in decarbonising the road transport sector. Supporters of the initiative, which include Unilever…

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Environmental News-Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.  The resulting iceberg, broken off from Greenland’s Helheim Glacier, would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City, as shown in this illustrated overlay. “Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential,” observes David Holland, a professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics and NYU Abu Dhabi, who led the research team. “By capturing how it…

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Environmental News-The Climate Group launches global initiative to fast-track corporate LED uptake

The organisation acting as a driving force in the corporate transition to renewables, electric vehicles and energy productivity has today (July 6) called on the private sector to slash energy demand from the built environment by switching to LED lighting. The Climate Group, best known for its RE100 renewable energy initiative, is creating a network of leading businesses that will commit to switch to LED lighting, in order to create energy savings across the private sector’s building stock. Around one third of global energy demand is estimated to derive from…

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ASOS launches circular fashion training programme

Online fashion retailer ASOS has this week launched a new sustainable fashion training programme for designers, in a bid to minimise the environmental impact of its operations and stock more closed-loop clothing and accessories. The global company, which stocks products from more than 850 brands as well as its range of own-brand garments, has partnered with London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) to deliver the training. The move forms part of the company’s wider 2020 targets, which include aims to train teams on best-practice applications of circular design,…

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How sustainable is the FIFA 2018 World Cup? As the first sporting body to sign up to the UN’s Climate Neutral Now scheme, FIFA is targeting emissions neutrality by 2050

Back in 2014, The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) marketed the Brazil World Cup as the “greenest” iteration of the event, citing the fact that the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia had more solar energy than eleven of the competing nations as evidence that the tournament was a “Copa Verde”. Fast forward four years and the event in Russia looks to build on Brazil’s efforts. Under a cloud of concerns over discrimination, hooliganism, allegations of corruption and military conflict it is hard to view Russia as sustainable hosts.…

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Sustainability ‘imagineered’: The Disney-led resort powered by geothermal energy

Sustainable Lifestyle: Through the scope of a sustainability professional, the city of Paris is emblematic of the global climate accord signed by nations back in 2015. For everyone else, minds race to Disneyland Paris. Just 6km down the road from where ‘the magic happens’, hectares of arable land have been converted into one of Europe’s largest waterparks. Villages Nature Paris (VNP) is a £435m joint venture between Disneyland Paris and Groupe Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs that aims to reconnect visitors to nature through an array of sustainability measures that…

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BP takes over UK’s largest public EV charging company

A key priority for BP Chargemaster will be the rollout of ultra-fast charging infrastructure: BP has announced that it has purchased the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company, Chargemaster, in the latest sign of an oil giant adapting to the growth of battery-powered cars. The oil firm’s venture arm announced the £130m deal on Thursday (June 29), confirming that it would be rolling out fast EV charging points across its 1,200 petrol station forecourts over the next 12 months. The 150kW rapid chargers will be capable of delivering 100 miles…

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Reaction round-up: What does the green economy make of the Committee on Climate Change report?

The report found that the transport, heat, agriculture and built environment sectors were making slow decarbonisation progress: The CCC’s annual progress report to Parliament, published today (June 28),  marks the 10-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act that commits the UK Government by law to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. The new report by the CCC accused ministers of failing to set strong enough policies across transport, heat, agriculture and in the built environment sector, despite strong overall progress in the shift towards renewable…

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