Sustainable Development

Bournemouth's Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism Business Scheme

Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism

The Green House Hotel is the only hotel in Bournemouth to be awarded the highest gold level by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) for its outstanding performance as a sustainable tourism business.

The leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK, GTBS, assesses businesses against a demanding and diverse set of criteria, from energy and water efficiency to waste management and biodiversity. A qualified assessor, who visited the hotel in October, scored the business highly across all categories. Read more »

Launch of the Green Build Cornwall Foundation

The space is being designed and built as a cutting edge sustainable building exercise

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust launched their Green Build Cornwall Foundation recently with over 100 green build specialists and community members coming together to celebrate the start of the Read more »

Vilnius becomes the first European city to introduce an electric bike hire scheme

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A built in GPS system monitors the whereabouts of the bikes at any given time

Vilnius has just become the first European city to introduce an electric bike hire system. Read more »

State of the Environment Report for Wales published

Progress is being made in improving the environment in Wales, show new statistics published on Thursday 21st July 2011. Read more »

Start Day: a family fun day to inspire sustainable living

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Start Day will be the first time that HRH The Prince of Wales has opened the garden of his London residence to the public for free

Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, has announced that on Sunday 31st July The Mall, Clarence Ho Read more »

2011 Wood Awards shortlist announced

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The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds, using American white oak by Hopkins Architects. Shortlisted in Commercial and Public Access category

The Wood Awards judges selected an exceptional shortlist from a record 348 category entries during June at the Carpenter’s Hall, London. Read more »

Searching the globe for unsung sustainability heroes, sixth International Green Awards opens for entries

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Sir David Attenborough CBE won the inaugral Lifetime Achievement Award award last year

The International Green Awards™, a global programme that recognises innovative and creative approaches to sustainability, is now searching the globe for the true sustainability heroes after establi Read more »

Bluestone National Park Resort Hits New Green Standard

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Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire

An eco-conscious resort in Pembrokeshire has reached a new level in its quest for excellence. Read more »

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