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Scotland reaches thousand eco-school landmark

One thousand Scottish schools have now been awarded the country's Green Flag kite mark that requires them to meet a variety of sustainability standards.

Sustainable timber kitemarks 'are working'

A Dutch study of the environmental, social and economic impacts of forest certification suggests such schemes have real and lasting benefits.

Irish hotels saving thousands by going green

Irish hotels that have introduced environmental management strategies are saving an average of €1,000 per room per year.

Manchester college sets standard for sustainable schools

A Manchester sixth form college with arguably the best Ofsted report in the country has added another feather to its cap by developing one of the greenest buildings on any campus.

Industry mulls global benchmarking for packaging waste

Major retailers and manufacturers from around the world have drawn up a set of metrics that can be used to assess how sustainable packaging on any given product might be.

Consumers want green clothing kitemark

Shoppers want more clarity on claims of green credentials made by clothes makers.

Brad Pitt's New Orleans recovery creates world's 'biggest green community'

A project helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, fronted by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, will build what's being dubbed as the 'largest and greenest community of single-family homes' in the world.

New law list to help Northern Ireland builders stay green

A register of environmental legislation to help builders stay on the green side of the law has been launched in Northern Ireland.

Global standards agreed for water stewardship

Governments and industry have agreed to work with scientists to draw up a set of standards that can be used as a yardstick for measuring the efficiency of water use.

It just got easier to go green in London

Companies wanting to reduce the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions can now tap into a new online resource.

Standard will help organisations climb CRC league table

Organisations that can demonstrate that they measure, manage and reduce their carbon footprint could find themselves in a better starting position when the Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in next year.

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