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Op-Ed: We Still Need Precaution, Says Forum for the Future Founder

The CEOs of the world’s biggest chemical and agribusiness companies recently petitioned the presidents of the EU Commission, Parliament and Council to downgrade…
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Big Ben May Get a Solar Face Lift

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions by 34 percent by 2020, the U.K. Parliament may add solar panels to Big Ben in…
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Sustainability in the UK National Health Service: A Case for Solar Power

With the daily tales of woe and waste, blame traded back and forth between the U.K. National Health Service and the government, what…
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Interview: Mark Gough, Head of Sustainability for the UK Crown Estate

Each year, in advance of the Smarter Sustainability Reporting Conference, which will take place in London next year, I try to engage with…
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Donald Trump vs. Scotland, Legal Battle Over Wind Farm Blows Up

Donald Trump claims his investments in Scotland golf courses and resorts will be ruined if an offshore wind farm launches off the shores…
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The World’s Most Sustainable Retailer? Marks & Spencer’s 2013 Plan A Report

The annual “Plan A” update from Marks & Spencer outlines what the company has done to mitigate its impact on society and on…
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Wrag Wrap to Turn Tents into Reusable Gift Wrap

In the United Kingdom, Wrag Wrap aims to turn unwanted tents into reusable gift wrap.
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Marks & Spencer’s Shwopping, One Year Later: Progress and Potential

A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam…
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UK Grocer Waitrose to Halve Packaging Waste by 2016

The UK supermarket chain Waitrose has promised to reduce its packaging to half of its 2005 levels by 2016.
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Poll: 58% of Republicans Still Believe Global Warming is a Hoax

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the…
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UK Retailer Selfridges Promotes “No Noise,” No Brand Concept

Uk department store Selfridges has rolled out a new store-wide branding concept, “No Noise,” which invites shoppers to “celebrate the power of quiet."
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Hijacked Starbucks Twitter Campaign in the UK Ends Up an Epic Cluster F-F-F Frappuccino

Starbucks UK suffered an epic social media fail when someone decided it would be a good idea to have a Twitter campaign hashtag,…
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Greenpeace Urges Waitrose to Dump Shell

Greenpeace has recently amped up its campaign urging the British grocery retailer Waitrose to sever its ties with Shell. But is Greenpeace misfiring?
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Marks & Spencer Sales of Socially Responsible Items Reaches 1 Billion

Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global…
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Sainsbury’s Greenlights “Ugly” Fruit and Vegetables

The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced “ugly fruits and vegetables” will now be available for purchase in its UK stores because of the ongoing…
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