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DiCaprio lauded the signing of the Paris Agreement, which took place in April, as well as highlighting the Foundation’s successful environmental initiatives

We are the 'last generation' that can stop climate change, warns Leonardo DiCaprio

The third annual gala for Leonardo DiCaprio's eponymous charity raised $45m for environmental causes on Wednesday night (20 July), with the Hollywood actor warning that this generation has been given the "last chance" to combat climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been a vocal activist in raising the issue of climate change to a global audience

Leonardo DiCaprio warns of 'urgent threat' of climate change in Oscars speech

Leonardo DiCaprio ended his 22-year wait to finally take home an Oscar last night (28 February), and the environmental activist used his acceptance speech to urge people across the globe to act on the "urgent threat" of climate change.

Green Halloween: 7 scary sustainability stats

It's the time of year for fancy dress, scary movies, vampires and werewolves. But there are real horrors in the world lurking in the shadows; creeping out of exhaust pipes and rising from the tombs of forgotten costumes and plastic broomsticks.

Solar windows are primarily organic, made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. The different layers in these organic photovoltaics allows for energy collection and coatings giving the panels and transparent look.

Revolutionary solar windows could generate 50 times more energy than regular PVs

An American solar firm has launched a new liquid technology that turns regular windows into solar panels which could be up to 50 times more productive than regular roof-based photovoltaics.

So far, the scheme has reprocessed 1,000 tonnes of plastic bags, turning them into 500,000 refuse sacks

Veolia closes the loop on Southwark's plastic bags

Previously unrecycled plastic bags are being turned into refuse sacks thanks to an innovative new process from waste-disposal firm Veolia.

Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis are trying to rally 1D fans into action on climate change and poverty

VIDEO: One Direction call on army of fans to 'change the world'

Boyband One Direction have called on fans around the world to push governments to address climate change and poverty.

Each tower stands 33-foot-tall, and features five central panels surrounded by 14 'petals'

James Cameron to make Sun Flower design open-source

Film producer James Cameron has announced that his innovative rotating Sun Flower design will be freely available to the public.

The Interceptor is an eight-part BBC One drama filmed on location around London. (Photo: Des Willie/BBC)

BBC puts sustainable TV production in the spotlight for new series

The BBC's new primetime police drama The Interceptor has achieved top ratings for sustainability standards in TV production thanks to a raft of green initiatives.

The #PantsOnFire film released by green energy company Ecotricity aims to highlight what it sees as a u-turn in Conservative 'green' policy

Ecotricity criticises Cameron over 'green policy u-turn'

A film consisting of promotional footage of David Cameron with a flaming seat to his trousers and set to Blondie's 1988 hit 'Liar Liar' has been unveiled by green energy company Ecotricity on YouTube today.

Melbourne's Rectangle Stadium features a rainwater collection system that saves up to 500,000 gallons of water every year

Greening the game: The world's most sustainable stadiums

Sports stadiums and pitches often require vast amounts of energy, water and raw materials to maintain them, with little prior thought given to sustainability. But the vast amounts of money involved in professional sport lends itself to exciting innovations, and the stadiums are no different.

A Hollywood blockbuster can generate up to 3000 tonnes of CO2

Behaviour change holds key for sustainable film production, say experts

The film and TV industry still 'has a long way to go' to tackle key sustainability issues and must do more to encourage behaviour change among production companies, screen stars and their audiences.

L'Oreal has pledged to transform its sustainability footprint by 2020

L'Oreal aims to improve environmental profile of packaging labels

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal Americas and self-adhesive label firm Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Tetra Rex Bio-based cartons are made from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard

Finnish dairy firm claims 'world first' with use of bio-based carton pack

Valio, a Finnish dairy company, has claimed that it has become the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials.

Helios headphones also feature a USB charging port, for when the sun goes down

Solar-powered headphones take off on Kickstarter

A crowd-funding campaign has been launched for the 'world's first wireless solar-powered headphones'.

Inventor Martin Myerscough and the Green Your Cup, which has a thin film liner which separates easily from the paper

World's first fully recyclable paper cup to hit UK high streets

'Cardboard' bottle creator produces cup design aimed at cutting 25,000 tones of landfill waste a year.

Danone says the partnership with Avantium is a big step towards using 100% renewable materials

Coca-Cola and Danone invest in advanced bioplastics for drinks packaging

Coca-Cola and Danone are among a consortium of companies that are looking to scale up the next generation of bioplastics by investing in a commercial scale facility for the production of PEF (polyethylene furanoate).

The albert+ badge, awarded to Springwatch, demonstrates that a programme's senior staff have taken a strong lead on sustainability. Photo: Shutterstock / mikecphoto

BBC and BAFTA eco-standard gets screen debut on Springwatch

BBC's Springwatch is one of the first British TV programmes to demonstrate to viewers that it has met high environmental standards by displaying an on-screen certification badge on its credits.

Political visit to plastic film recycling facility by Ed Davey (pictured above).

Energy Secretary visits UK's first plastic film recycling facility

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has paid a visit to the UK's first shopping bag and plastic film recycling facility in London.

New Easter egg recycling facilities in Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's unveils recycling bins for Easter egg packaging

Retail giant Sainsbury's has launched a brand new scheme to let customers recycle their Easter egg packaging, in a bid to divert household waste away from landfill.

Design and construction of the Amazing Superman-2 film involved more than 49 tons of recovered or donated raw materials.

Amazing Spiderman-2 film most 'sustainable blockbuster' in Sony pictures history

Sony Pictures has labelled the Amazing Spiderman-2 film as the most sustainable production in the history of the company.

More than 120 production companies are currently signed up to BAFTA's carbon calculator, Albert

BAFTA to improve carbon reporting of TV and film productions

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is improving its industry carbon calculator to enable better reporting for television and film productions.

Leonardo DiCaprio to lead Washington's Earth Day celebrations

People living near the shoot locations of Leonardo DiCaprio's last two films - Titanic and The Beach - claim filming has resulted in environmental degradation. Now, Leo's been accepted an offer to lead American Earth Day celebrations.

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