Low-emission ambulances and LED lighting: The NHS Long Term Plan's key sustainability measures
As the UK Government unveils its highly-anticipated Long Term Plan for the NHS to improve the service over the coming decade, edie rounds up the key sustainability measures outlined in the document.
Mission Possible: Achieving a sustainable future for FOOD & DRINK MANUFACTURING
This brand-new sector insight report provides an end-to-end overview of the steps that organisations within Britain's food & drink manufacturing industry can take to achieve a sustainable future, today.
Royal College of Physicians achieves Carbon Trust Standard certification
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been recognised for recording a 30% reduction in its carbon footprint over a three-year period by becoming the first royal college to receive the Carbon Trust Standard certification.
World Water Week: Valuing our natural environment
We all 'appreciate' a babbling brook and beautiful rivers and oceans, but what is the value of our natural environment? World Water Week provides us all with the perfect opportunity to reflect on the importance of water stewardship, which is not only about doing the right thing, it's also about generating real business benefits as a result.
UK 'woefully unprepared' for deadly heatwaves, warn MPs
The UK is "woefully unprepared" for deadly heatwaves, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, with the government ignoring warnings from its official climate change adviser.
Report: NHS could save £130m by updating energy systems
The NHS could save at least £130m every year by updating old energy systems with battery storage, onsite low-carbon generation and energy efficiency measures.
Report: Switching to EVs could save £325m in health costs
If every new car in 2019 were electric it would help save more than £325m in health costs in the first year, according to new analysis which found that the health impact costs of diesel cars are far higher than petrol or electric counterparts.
The path to public-sector sustainability is paved with good intentions
As part of edie's latest sector insight report, the Carbon Trust's managing director for programmes and cities Richard Rugg charts the progress being made across the sector towards a sustainable future.
edie Explains: The circular economy
This brand new edie Explains guide breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a circular economy for your business.
Public-sector sustainability professionals braced for negative impacts of Brexit
Almost three-quarters of sustainability professionals working within public sector organisations believe the UK's impending departure from the European Union (EU) will hinder the delivery of their strategies and projects, according to a new report launched by edie today (28 February).
Government could 'save NHS millions' through sustainability backing
The NHS could free up significant funds for front-line services if the Government lends its support to Trusts to develop low-carbon measures.
In practice: Oxford University Hospitals' money-saving CHP retrofit
Oxford University Hospitals benefited from a finance procurement system that partnered the Trust with companies that could replace aging heat and power infrastructure with a combined heat and power system that would generate massive economic savings.
Deep breath: change the conversation
Air quality in our towns and cities is a critical issue but action and progress will be sorely limited unless we grasp the challenge of awareness, behaviour and pro-active communications.
How ICT could lead the world in carbon reduction
Data published earlier this month by the UK Government revealed that the UK's carbon footprint rose by 3% between 2012 and 2013.
NHS revamp offers £400m windfall and vast emissions reductions
A new online tool could save the NHS more than £400m while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions by one million tonnes each year by 2020 and providing health benefits to patients, research from a new report has suggested.
Global Action Plan launches new platform to motivate sustainable champions
EXCLUSIVE: Independent charity Global Action Plan (GAP) announced on Wednesday (18 May) at edie Live that it is launching a new Catalyst initiative aimed at creating a network of sustainability champions that can motivate one another to mobilise the workforce.
Scotland 'well-prepared' to embrace disruptive circular economy business models
EXCLUSIVE: The willingness of Scotland's universities, councils and health services to embrace new initiatives based on circular economy principles has allowed disruptive innovators to gain a foothold in the UK market and expand their business.
Government urged to prepare health systems against 'devastating' climate change effects
UK health services are currently unprepared for the potentially 'devastating' risks posed by climate change, a new coalition of leading health institutions has warned.