5 sustainability communications lessons from David Attenborough's Extinction: The Facts
David Attenborough's latest BBC documentary has been called both "heartwarming" and "gut-wrenching" since it aired on Sunday evening (13 September). But beyond the striking facts and shocking images, it provides viewers with several lessons on how to get environmental communications right, edie's senior reporter Sarah George explains.
Sport broadcasters form new sustainability consortium
BBC, ITV, BT Sport and Sky Sports are some of the key broadcasters that have joined the BAFTA Sports Consortium, a new group set up to reduce the impact that sports broadcasting has on the environment.
Director's (carbon) cut: Sky goes carbon-neutral across all original shows
Broadcaster Sky has achieved carbon-neutral certification across the entirety of its original programme portfolio, after offsetting all emissions generated by the 41 shows it produced in 2019.
Green buildings on the BBC: Is the built environment about to have its 'Blue Planet' moment?
The aftermath of BBC's Blue Planet 2 series sparked an unprecedented public outcry against single-use plastics, where businesses were firmly in the crosshairs. The nature document skirted around the issues of plastic waste in the ocean, but even just a fleeting lock at its impact sparked global change.
Content comes at a cost: Reducing the harm of our video habits on the planet
When watching a TV show or a movie online, the environmental cost of our appetite for content is probably the last thing on our minds.
Lockdown reading: 8 of the best book recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals
With coronavirus confining us to our homes, edie has asked sustainability professionals for their recommendations on the must-read books to devour during the lockdown, and the editorial team have added in a couple of our own suggestions, too.
Lockdown screening: 8 of the best film recommendations for sustainability and energy professionals
With many edie readers searching for something to watch in the safety of their own home, we've pulled together a list of the top films and documentaries to get lost in during lockdown – as recommended by sustainability and energy professionals across the country.
Film and TV giants are phasing out red meat, ditch plastic bottles and save energy
Netflix, Warner Bros. and Sky are among the businesses to have received praise for taking action on environmental issues such as plastics, food waste and energy efficiency.
'A critical decade': Sky commits to net-zero emissions by 2030
Broadcaster Sky has today (4 February) unveiled a new commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 through strategies to make its products more energy efficient, its film and TV more sustainable and by engaging consumers and the value chain to "go zero".
Bafta delivers its first carbon-neutral ceremony
Bafta has invested in a string of initiatives to decarbonise and reduce the resource impact of its 2020 film awards ceremony, which took place in London this Sunday (2 January).
How has pop culture responded to the climate emergency in 2019?
From Coldplay cancelling their tour until they can find a carbon-neutral option, to James Bond producers debuting the spy's first fully electric car, all the signs point to sustainability shaping pop culture. But how deep does this impact run, and what's in store for 2020?
Our Planet: WWF film calls on business to combat environmental degradation
A new short film, inspired by the Our Planet Netflix series, has been published by WWF, calling on the business community to recognise the link between environmental degradation and business prosperity in order to drive change at scale.
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch swim and SDG engagement
Episode 66 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees edie's content editor Matt Mace explore how the Icebreaker brand is assisting one man's mission to swim the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, while Sarah speaks to experts on docuseries and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Bafta launches training scheme for TV's rising sustainability stars
As awards season comes to a close, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has unveiled plans for a new sustainable film and TV programme aimed at helping those in the screen industries lead the sector's low-carbon transition.
The Sustainability Oscars 2019: Celebrating the best of climate activism
The film awards season reaches its grand finale for 2019 on Sunday in the form of the Oscars. But for those wanting an alternative to "Black Panther," and "A Star Is Born", edie has created a - by no means official - round-up of the best climate-related films and documentaries.
Unlocking the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the planet
Back in 1970, at the dawn of the modern environmental movement, American Futurist Alvin Toffler coined the term 'Future Shock'. Toffler highlighted that the late-20th Century was experiencing a phenomenon unique in human history in which technology was changing faster than people. This in turn led to widespread discomfort and confusion as well as frequent social and economic upheaval.
World Water Day - How we can ensure resilience of our water supplies
Peter Simpson, CEO, Anglian Water, discusses the action we can take together on World Water Day to ensure the resilience of our water supplies
How gaming can not only teach but inspire to action in sustainability
Imagine someone stuck with her head in her mobile phone, playing a game. Totally absorbed, the world around her barely exists. Not very hard, is it? We see these people all the time; on the bus, the train and even walking on the street.