Nearly half of urban children worried about air pollution near their school
Over two fifths, 43%, of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, new figures reveal. A YouGov poll, carried out for Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, surveyed over 1,000 children aged six to 15 years old about their attitudes towards air pollution and the actions they think should be taken to help clean up the air.
UK soil loss means our descendants will struggle with future harvests and river quality
UK soil is being destroyed at 10 times the rate it is being created, costing £1.2 billion annually in England and Wales - but only a fraction of the cost, £10 million pounds a year in England, is needed to ensure the agricultural sector is still productive at the end of the century, and this would reverse the declining health of our rivers, claim a coalition of interest groups.
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Immediately after the 2018 Rushlight Show on Thursday January 25th, Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards at a lively Awards Party. This was attended by organisations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, investors, advisers, specialist and general media, trade associations and government departments.
RBS wins Bank of the Year in Better Society Awards 2017 for JUMP engagement programme
RBS has won the prestigious 'Bank of the Year' award in the Better Society Awards 2017 for its innovative employee engagement programme, JUMP. The Bank came first in its category, ahead of runners-up HSBC, Liberum, Barclays and Societe Generale. The Bank was recognised for successfully engaging its employees in sustainable behaviours and improving sustainability in the workplace.
SAVORTEX announced as Successful Innovator by Cummins
SAVORTEX, the multi-award winning hand drying technology manufacturer, has been chosen as a Successful Innovator by the American Fortune 500 corporation Cummins, as part of its Environmental Gateway programme. It recognises innovators, small businesses and corporates around Britain and the world who design products which help to reduce carbon emissions.
ITM POWER WIN RUSHLIGHT AWARDS 2016-17
Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards in their 10th anniversary year at a lively Awards Party on Wednesday night (25th January) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. The awards were attended by organisations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, investors, advisers, specialist and general media, trade associations and government departments.