What if you want to be sustainable and conscientious of your purchases and the life choices you make, but don’t know where to start? It can be difficult to see through all the greenwashing, of which many retailers and manufacturers are culpable.
Mary Liu and Caroline Williams, founders of junee
We had the great pleasure to chat with Caroline Williams who told us how she and Mary Liu invented a sustainable reusable packaging system for take-away food. This makes re-use as easy as single-use, which in turn led them to start their own company, junee…
Caroline and Mary met during their studies at London Business School (LBS), bonding over sharing sustainable living tips. Over the countless lunches they ate on campus, they discovered an interesting phenomenon - they were willing to spend extra money on things like sustainably sourced produce and refillable toiletries, but even when they were effectively paid to bring our own reusable container with a BYO discount provided by the LBS canteen, they didn’t do it. Why?
A photosynthetic-coated jacket from Post Carbon Lab. Source:SCMP
Stephanie Rogers at the Entocycle Lab
In the face of the rising global demand for food and many sources linking deforestation of the Amazon to the cultivation of soy, we look at the future of nutrition. According to some, science is our best pathway to confront these challenges and the biotechnology industry is booming.
This week, we caught up with one of our new partners – a leading light in sustainable biotechnology. Find out how Entocycle’s innovative business model can help solve some of the world’s most critical issues in our interview below with scientist, Stephanie Rogers.
This year the UK celebrates the first year since the industrial revolution that more power has come from renewables than fossil fuels . Summer saw the opening of Scotland’s largest off-shore wind farm whilst the world’s largest offshore wind farm opened in 2018 off the coast of Cumbria. The UK government has implemented a temporary ban on fracking amid safety concerns whilst the profile of district heating systems continues to rise.
Following the recent events we hosted for KOEN (Korea South-East Power Corporation) and KOSPO (Korea Southern Power Co.), we caught up with our speaker: Duncan Law, Policy & Advocacy Manager for Community Energy England.
By Amelia Womack
By Angela Lord
With rent, gas prices and eco-awareness on the rise, there’s never been a better time to seek out alternative accommodations in London. We’ve pulled together a list of some quirky homes in the capital that are as innovative as they are environmentally-friendly.
Is it always lean, clean or green?
On a sunny day in London, thoughts tend towards outdoors drinking, perhaps in one of the city’s rooftop bars. On our sustainable architecture walking tours we also tend to look up. But it’s to the city’s rooftops that are alive all year round, thanks to the rooftop gardens that are helping to make London green. Rooftop gardens have become an important element in sustainable architecture: they can improve water and air quality, not to mention increasing the biodiversity of the local area. And, for lucky workers in the buildings, it’s been proven that access to a green space can also reduce stress. Here’s a peek at five of London’s hidden green rooftops.