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  • Deloitte ride across Britain: Land's End to John O'Groats in nine days
    Congratulations to David Mason, Senior Consultant at Greenhouse! David recently took part in the Deloitte ride across Britain, cycling from Land's End all the way to John O'Groats - a mammoth task that was achieved in just nine...
  • supply chain farmers
    Supply chains and smallholder farmers in the developing world
    Farmers in poor and resource constrained countries support many of the foods we eat and clothes we wear every day. Brands and retailers are working harder and more collaboratively to help address the major...
  • Food Assembly
    Greenhouse Pioneer: Katie Roche, The Food Assembly
    A digital twist on the traditional farmers market, The Food Assembly is helping communities across the UK to shop online and come together to buy the best local food available. The initiative helps boost...
  • invest organic
    Invest in part of “The Archers” farm and preserve biodynamic land for future generations
    Rush Farm, which inspired BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, has a community share offer open to own part of the land as an investment with financial return. It now has only £18,500 left to...
  • Grow Bristol
    Grow Bristol - Transforming Bristol’s local food
    Creating fresh, local, sustainable food all year round is no easy task but Grow Bristol, a new urban farming enterprise is taking advantage of inner city spaces not usually suited to agriculture to do...
  • David Attenborough launches State of Nature report
    More than 10% of UK species are threatened with extinction. The release of the State of Nature report on UK wildlife makes for a hard hitting and sobering read. But all is not lost and...
  • behaviour change
    Three cheers for Hubbub and behaviour change
    In the space of two years Hubbub, a UK charity running behaviour change campaigns making sustainability mainstream, has quickly managed to become a leader in raising awareness and engaging people on things like food...
  • Organic September
    Triodos Organic September Breakfast
    Organic September is back and today we went to meet some of the leaders of the organic movement for breakfast.  It’s the Soil Association’s nationwide annual campaign to promote organic living and is calling...
  • Zero Waste Week
    Three Actions for #ZeroWasteWeek
    One third of all food that’s produced goes to waste every year across the UK. It’s time to face up to the amount of food that we waste. Therefore, this week we are taking...
  • The Soil Association's Organic September
    Eat. Drink. Use. Choose. Organic September is here!
    The summer might be drawing to a close but there’s still plenty to celebrate. Today marks the start of Organic September – the Soil Association’s month-long celebration of all things organic. Designed to boost sales...
  • Chris Wright Moixa
    Greenhouse Pioneer: Chris Wright, Moixa
    We are in the midst of an energy revolution, moving from a centralised system that relies on fossil fuels to a decentralised system through renewables. Moixa Technology is changing the way we produce and use...
  • Shambala - sustainable festival goes meat free
    Greenhouse loves a good British festival. But if there’s one thing we love more, it’s a festival with serious green credentials. Step in Shambala, the four time International ‘A Greener Festival Award’ winners who...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Ben Goldsmith
    Ben Goldsmith is recognised as a leader in green finance, a Co-Founder of investment group WHEB, and more recently has co-founded Menhaden Capital, a new London-listed investment trust with a focus on energy and...
  • World’s insurers ignoring climate risk
    The Asset Owners Disclosure Project recently worked with Greenhouse to drive institutional investors to align capital markets with climate change targets and act on warnings from Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England,...
  • Bristol Business Breakfast
    Purpose beyond profit
    Last Friday Greenhouse attended the Bristol Business Breakfast at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. The theme of the morning was ‘purpose’, whether working for purpose is just for the global corporates and if it‘s in...
  • Bristol Balloon Fiesta Waste
    Bristol Balloon Fiesta. More than hot air. Waste, water and all round greener
    This weekend hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in Bristol for Europe’s largest meeting of hot air balloons. A fitting lead partner for this year’s event when you consider how much waste is...
  • Graduate job opportunity at Greenhouse PR
    Greenhouse PR is looking for two driven graduates to join our talented and friendly team, to help us deliver campaigns for leading sustainable pioneers and brands. If you're a recently graduated individual who has...
  • The new farmers market
    A local food revolution. Is this farmers market 2.0?
    Say yes to local! That’s the message of Greenhouse PR’s newest client, The Food Assembly who help shoppers order fresh local produce directly from local producers – often within 30 miles of their homes. A digital...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Jack Farmer, LettUs Grow
    Over 45% of salad products, worth £690 million, are wasted in the UK every year. LettUs Grow is a biotechnology company on a mission to reduce the colossal wastage and provide easy access to...
  • RSPO EURT 2016
    Palm oil debate
    100% certified sustainable palm oil in Europe by 2020. This was the main theme of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) European conference this year. The conference took place on 9th June in...
  • flood protection
    Greenhouse Pioneer: Simon Crowther, Flood Protection Solutions
    Sandbags have been used since the 18th Century and we need an upgrade to meet the challenge of doubling flood rates expected across Europe by 2050.  Greenhouse speaks to Simon Crowther, the innovator inspiring...
  • Fit for the Future
    Greenhouse Pioneer: Chloe Hampson, Fit for the Future Network
    You have heard of Tinder but have you seen Fit for the Future Network? It matches sustainability challenges to problems already solved, saving almost 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2015. We talk to...
  • Business Green Leaders Awards, Winner Green PR Company of the Year. Greenhouse PR
    Greenhouse PR wins ‘Green PR Company of the Year’
    Last night Greenhouse PR was named Green PR Agency of the Year for the second year running. The Business Green Leaders Awards recognise the pioneers building the green economy and leading the low-carbon transition,...
  • How you can help tackle poverty with renewable energy...
    Renewable World tackles poverty with renewable energy and is raising money through a daring 200-mile charity ride. Find out how you can help join in this celebration of the renewable energy industry, when 52...
  • Who are the top #sus100 influencers on social media?
    Triodos Bank has identified the key movers, shakers and environmental influencers on social media. How? Through their latest social media campaign #sus100 we find about who they are and what they think. Triodos, the UK's...
  • Big Green Week celebrating sustainability in Bristol
    This week we've celebrated Bristol's Big Green Week, the annual festival of all things sustainable. There's been hundreds of events taking place in our green city, so we caught up with Luke Purdye, the...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Catherine Fookes, Organic Trade Board
    On the morning of 15th June Wake Up To Organic events will be hosted across the UK to celebrate local, organic food. We spoke to Catherine Fookes from the Organic Trade Board, as they...
  • Organix – No Junk Mums
    Greenhouse has been working with Organix to support and inspire parents to make good food choices, with no junk, for their family from bump, to baby and beyond. Organix believes that everybody, no matter how...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Chris Forbes, The Cheeky Panda
    Every person uses 2.8 miles of loo roll every year, Greenhouse spoke to Cheeky Panda, the innovator providing a 100% sustainable bamboo alternative that could save 27,000 trees every day. What drives you? I am driven...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Saasha Celestial-One, OLIO
    UK households throw away on average a quarter of their weekly shop, we talk to the founders of OLIO who are pioneering the new app that connects people with local business and neighbours to...
  • Business leading the sustainable agenda
    Last night the Guardian Sustainable Business winners were announced. An inspiring group of individuals and businesses working towards a brighter, greener and more sustainable future. All the winners and runners up of this year's Guardian...
  • The run up to the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards
    Tomorrow the Guardian will announce the long awaited winners of their 2016 Sustainable Business Awards. The run-up to this year's awards have been exciting, with a record number of entrants and the addition of...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Alan Andrews, ClientEarth
    How do you take the government to court and win? Greenhouse PR talks to Alan Andrews, a lawyer from ClientEarth, to get the inside track. In 2015 ClientEarth, the environmental law firm, took the UK...
  • edie.live: Inspired & fired up by Sustainable Leaders
    Edie.live this year was a fantastic opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders and find stories worth sharing. Over two days 130 companies showcased their innovations, products and services that are driving the sustainability agenda. Our...
  • Launching UK's first litter shop
    Last week Greenhouse launched an exciting new anti-litter campaign with charity Hubbub. The new initiative is called 'Love Your Forest' which will be exploring whether playful interventions can change the way people think about...
  • Welcoming Jemma Moran to Greenhouse
    It's been an exciting time at Greenhouse PR with the opening of our new sustainable offices in Bristol and London, and now we're delighted to announce another new addition to our talented team. With...
  • Global digital campaign: say YES to good palm oil
    You do have a choice between good and bad palm oil. So say YES to GOOD palm oil. Greenhouse have been working on a global campaign to raise awareness that there is a choice. Fair...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy
    While world leaders queued up in New York to sign the Paris Climate Agreement there were people in the UK getting ill and dying because they were unable to keep their homes warm enough....
  • BBC Radio 4: Costing the Earth food debate
    As part of Bristol's Food Connections,to celebrate local good food, Radio Four's Tom Heap chaired a passionate 'Costing the Earth' debate which set out to answer the question: 'if we are serious about saving the...
  • The run up to Bristol Food Connections
    The food scene in Bristol is fantastic. Not only do we have The Soil Association and Sustainable Food Trustbased here, but we also have the most pioneering restaurants, such as Poco Tapas Bar, The...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network
    Today, April 22 is Earth Day and marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate...
  • The Fashion Revolution: #WhoMadeMyClothes?
    From 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution are bringingpeople from all over the world together to use thepower of fashion to change the story for the peoplewho make the world's clothes and accessories. Encouraging people to...
  • Greenhouse PR – our best year yet.
    Shortlisted Green PR Company of the Year, Business Green Leaders Awards 2016. We're delighted at Greenhouse to be shortlisted for Green PR Agency of the Year in the Business Green Awards for a fourth year...
  • Business and the Renewables Revolution
    Moving to renewable energy makes good commercial sense to aid in the transition to a low carbon economy. Thankfully this change is now beginning to take form. Land Securities was the first British real estate...
  • Top Sustainable Fashion Brands
    Let's admit it, most of us are slaves to fast fashion. We buy clothes to look good and feel good, but how often can we say we shop with a clear conscious? We know what...
  • The Revolutionary Rasa
    Hydrogen cars are unlike conventional vehicles that currently dominate our roads, the difference is that they combine hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity to run the motor. And the good news is they are going...
  • Greenhouse - the next chapter
    The past few months have been a really exciting time for Greenhouse. We recently opened our HQ in Bristol, where we are pioneering a sustainable work environment and have new offices on Bermondsey Street...
  • How 3D printing could revolutionise sustainability and design
    New innovations do not always translate into environmentally friendly solutions, especially in manufacturing and design. 3D printing, however, has begun to challenge the industry in ways we are only just beginning to appreciate. Modernize,...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Phil Haughton, Better Food
    Better Food believe in good honest products. They work hard to make local, organic, ethical and fair trade goods more available to all. Nearly all of the vegetables and herbs they sourceare from The...
  • The ‘Smogmobile’ reveals the truth on air pollution
    Today's modern air pollution is invisible, you can't see it, smell it or taste it. Duncan Mounsor, Managing Director of Enviro Technology Services has arrived with a solution. The Air Quality Monitoring Vehicle is...
  • Top 10 ethical eats in Bristol
    Businesses and restaurants are now starting to take the steps towards becoming truly sustainable. Greenhouse wanted to celebrate this ethical restaurant revolution in Bristol (as well as treat ourselves to some delicious fresh food!)....
  • The sustainable brands that stood out on social in 2015
    Media hub Sustainly have researched how companies communicate their sustainability actions over social media, and have shared with us their decision on who the top 10 global brands on social media over the past...
  • Sit down for breakfast, stand up for farmers!
    THE CHALLENGE: to inspire a multitude of Fairtrade breakfasts in your community - and wake others up to the challenges facing farmers and workers. Today we are celebrating International Women's Day, a day dedicated to...
  • Top Fairtrade Fortnight events in Bristol
    This week marks the start of 'Fairtrade Fortnight', a yearly celebration of the certification which promotes better pay, working conditions and standards for farmers of the products we buy everyday - from T shirts...
  • Hubbub launches social enterprise
    Guest blog from Trewin Restorick, Founder of Hubbub. Public scrutiny of charities has never been higher. The collapse of Kids Company, the bombardment of vulnerable elderly with fundraising requests and the relationship between Age UK...
  • Greenhouse attend the Go Green 2016 Awards
    Last Thursday Greenhouse attended our first Go Green Bristol awards. Go Green was launched to coincide with Bristol's year as European Green Capital in 2015, working to guide businesses towards a sustainable future. So...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Natalie Fee - City to Sea
      Natalie Fee is a seriously busy bee. Her credentials include being an author, TV presenter, environmental campaigner and founder ofCity to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation tackling marine plastic pollution at a city-wide level and...
  • Fly-Tipping in West Somerset
    Business Green's Editor-In-Chief , James Murray has been working with amattress collection and recycling service calledCollect Your Old Bed. Who collect old mattresses nationwide from your door, and environmentallyrecycle every part of them, often...
  • How Hubbub fuelled connections to tackle fuel poverty
    Fuel poverty is a serious issue that affects more than a million households in the UK, with 26,000 people dying every year because they can't afford to pay their bills. The situation has been...
  • Small islands edge ahead in the zero emissions race – is the UK falling behind?
    'As the rest of the world moves forward on the Paris Agreement, the UK is heading rapidly in the opposite direction.'Jonathan Porritt, 'FiT for the 21st Century?' - Not by a Long Chalk! In recent...
  • Is this the start of a food waste revolution?
    News hit last week that supermarket giant ASDA has begun to sell 'Wonky Veg' boxes for only £3.50. The announcement was praised by thousands. Could this mean the UK is now following in the...
  • Pancake day – the perfect opportunity to use up those leftovers!
    Each year we throw away 15 million tonnes of food and drink. That's the same weight as 2 million double decker buses and half of this is from our homes alone, according to our...
  • Greenhouse at the Climate Rising Conference, the largest meeting of climate activists since COP21
    'Solidarity is the most powerful antidote and weapon we have to prove a better world is possible' Chris Baugh, PCS Last week Friends of the Earth held one of the most inspirational events I've been...
  • Shambala Festival: Trailblazers for sustainable events
    Winter.Christmas seems a lifetime ago, and the freezing mornings and short days can make the cheeriest of us feel rather dismal. So, let's cast our minds back to summer time: Sunshine (sometimes), Wimbledon, and...
  • Closed loop is going mainstream with re-fashion leading the way!
    Karl Lagerfeld recently stated that 'sustainability is currently a fashion topic and an expression of our times'. Although Karl may only mean conceptuallysustainable when speaking about Chanel, this shift in perspective is helping to...
  • Sustrans launches the Good Transport Plan for Bristol
    Last week Greenhouse attended the launch of 'A Good Transport Plan for Bristol'. Sustrans, the cycling and walking charity, inspired by people, organisations and businesses across the city, has developed a plan that sets...
  • A book to share: 'The Winning of the Carbon War' by Jeremy Leggett
    Last month we put up a blog post on Jeremy Leggett's powerful new book 'The Winning of the Carbon War', a read that we cannot recommend more highly. We are now pleased to announce that...
  • Polly Higgins: Eradicating Ecocide, one case at a time.
    2016 is off to a great start with another win for the Environment. The first Ecocide case to be prosecuted in Guatemala has just had its interim ruling upheld by their Court of Appeal....
  • On the bus – Greenhouse style
    There are only five of the revolutionary electricity buses in the UK, two in our pioneering green city of Bristol and three in London, all on a trial basis. We wanted to be one of...
  • Small is fabulous – or is it? Greenhouse takes a look into the tiny house movement
    The movement really took off a few years ago in America after an award winning film about people living in tiny houses (Tiny, a story about living small) and a well viewed webseries called...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Trevor Hutchings, WWF-UK
    WWF strives to protect biodiversity on a global scale. They work to promote sustainable development in the world's poorest countries andseek solutions to our most serious environmental challenges by bringing together industry, investors, consumer...
  • What will be the key sustainability trends in 2016?
    Trewin Restorick is the Founder/CEO ofHubbub, a start-up charitytaking a fresh approach to the environment by collaborating with groups across the UK to bring you events and activities around popular interests. Trewin is a...
  • Why greener money should be at the top of your resolution list this year
    Becky O'Connor is a former personal finance and business writer for The Times, comms director for Trillion Fund and now founder director of good money website, www.good-with-money.com, which covers the latest deals from mortgages...
  • Top 5 sustainability campaigns 2015
    As 2015 draws to an end we reflect back on pioneering sustainability campaigns, which along with global events such COP21, continue to push climate change into the spotlight like never before. Here is a list...
  • Can business be profitable and responsible?
    Can you be a responsible business and remain profitable?A great question considered by a panel rich in experience including the Chairman of Sky, the CEO of Waitrose and the CEO of the RSA. The...
  • The Winning of The Carbon War by Jeremy Leggett
    Humanity is in a race, a kind of civil war. In 'The Winning of The Carbon War' Jeremy Leggett documents the political battles being fought on the front lines of climate and clean energy policy.This...
  • COP21: We’ve come a long way from Rio. But the real journey starts now.
    As the dust settles after the negotiation of an ambitious global agreement in Paris, Geoff Lye, Strategic Advisor to Greenhouse PR, offers his assessment of its significance. We've come a long way from Rio. But...
  • Give the gift of light this Christmas
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Greenhouse PR! This Christmas we are giving the gift of light. By sending this e-card rather than posting traditional Christmas cards we are supporting the work of...
  • End of Fossil Fuels? Carbon Tracker translates the impact on financial markets
    Anthony Hobley, CEO of the Carbon Tracker Initiative responds to the Paris Agreement that signals acceleration of low-carbon transition; end of fossil fuel dominance: With this historic deal world leaders have unambiguously confirmed their commitment...
  • COP21: The coalition of high ambition – are you one of us?
    'Major leap for mankind' says French President as 195 countries sign historic pledge aiming to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Finally, just in the nick of time, world...
  • Weekend break in Paris? Not at COP21.
    Having arrived in Paris last Friday, Geoff Lye, Strategic Advisor to Greenhouse PR reports on highlights of a dizzying whirl of weekend events. This is the latest in his blog series on COP21. Earlier...
  • Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015: CLIMATE ACTION TWO DAY DIGEST
    Tues: 8th December US Energy Secretary Dr Ernest Moniz joined Solar Impulse pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg on stage to begin the day. Brandishing an antique 1920's telephone Bertrand told the conference: 'Most of the...
  • Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015: CLIMATE ACTION DAILY DIGEST
    'IF THIS IS WHAT A RIDICULOUSLY SMALL COUNTRY CAN DO - THINK OF WHAT THE WORLD'S LEADING POWERS CAN ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS' Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson received one of the biggest...
  • SIF15: Businesses & investors pioneering the green economy highlight multi-trillion dollar opportunity in tackling climate change
    Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015(SIF15) is an annual event organised by Climate Action and UNEP to showcase technological innovation, cross-sector partnerships and finance for a low-carbon future. Greenhouse are delighted to be in Paris this...
  • COP21: Financial Stability Board announcement
    The big story at COP21 yesterday was news that the Financial Stability Board is going to create a task force to look at climate risk. Greenhouse are delighted to see Carbon Tracker's latest Synthesis...
  • Our Top 5 Highlights from Week One at COP21 Paris
    It's the end of week one at COP21 Paris and we've seen a whirlwind of announcements and speeches from world leaders showing their support for an ambitious deal to tackle climate change. With over...
  • Does COP21 need business more than business needs COP21?
    As COP21 gets underway, Geoff Lye, Strategic Advisor to Greenhouse PR considers the role of business to help deliver the decarbonisation needed to avoid breaching the 2°C threshold - the ultimate goal of the...
  • An Interactive Guide to COP21
    Unless you've had your head in the sand over the past few weeks, you'll be aware that COP21 kicks off this week in Paris - but with all the acronyms, conflicting headlines and industry...
  • The Secret of Change Crowdfunder: Only 4 Days Left
    If you have been reading my blogs over the past few months here atGreenhouse you will know that we have, for the past year been working on a new documentary series called The Secret...
  • COP 21: Carbon Tipping Points & Climate Movements. Signals of hope for future generations?
    Geoff Lye, Strategic Advisor to Greenhouse share's the second blog fromhis COP 21 series. As I wrote this, my latest grandchild arrived in this world . Statistically, he should...
  • Greenhouse Sustainable Superhero, Channel 4’s Jon Snow
    Jon Snow isn't afraid to address climate change in his writing and reporting, unlike many of today's journalists, he refuses to ignore it. A recent BusinessGreen article highlighted the 'media taboo' that seems to...
  • The Secret of Change - the Transition Movement in California, USA
    Greenhouse's Chris Bettles shares his fifthand finalupdate on the filming ofThe Secret of Change Documentary, this week from the 'Golden State' of California, USA. As we approached the third and final US State of filming...
  • COP21 Paris: we’re halfway there
    Geoff Lye, Strategic Advisor to Greenhouse introduces the first of his COP 21 blog series. This is the first in a series of blogsI will producein the fortnight running up to COP 21 and...
  • Top Tips for Starting a Sustainable Business
    A new generation of sustainable superheroes has clearly arrived. With great design at their core, they are creating pioneering ways to integrate ethical products seamlessly into our lives, requiring zero compromise when it comes...
  • How to engage the masses in sustainability: Prince EA, GoodGym and Unilever explain how at SB15 London
    Founder ofMake Smart Coolandsocial media celebrity,Prince EAshared his powerful videoDear Future Generation: Sorrythat generated 300 million views on YouTube with NO media spend. He answered his own question - how do we communicate ideas...
  • Sustainable Brands Pioneer: Albert Bosch, Adventurer and Entrepreneur
    Albert Bosch is a world-class adventurer and entrepreneur who thrives on challenging, breakthrough journeys. He's among the global brand strategists and sustainability executives speaking atSustainable Brands 15 London, whereGreenhouseis a media partner. Albert has crossed...
  • 15 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss SB’15 London
    We have less than a week to go for SB'15 London which will gather over 450 brand strategists and sustainability executives to share, explore and discuss solutions that effectively translate environmental and social aims...
  • The Secret of Change - Oregon State, USA
    Our first 'port of call' in the delightful state of Oregon was Portland. Any of you familiar with the spoof reality TV series 'Portlandia' will already be aware of the reputation the city has...
  • Sustainable Brands Pioneer: Chris Sherwin, Head of Sustainability at Seymourpowell
    Chris Sherwin is Head of Sustainability at Seymourpowell,one of the world's leading design and innovation companies. He's among the global business leaders and practitioners speaking at Sustainable Brands 15 London,where Greenhouse is a media...
  • Vivienne Westwood & Salt magazine take on George Osborne's clean energy cuts
    Fashion legend Vivienne WestwoodlaunchesSalt magazine's #KeepItClean campaign - a series of open letters and videos urging the UK Chancellor George Osborne to reinstate support for clean energy. The proposed 87 per cent reduction in government...
  • Sustainable Brands Pioneer: Alexis Haass, Director of Brand Sustainability at adidas
    As part of ourmedia partnership with Sustainable Brands,we'reinterviewingglobal business leaders and practitioners whoare speaking at the SB15 London event to shed their experiences and insights on shifting the world to a more sustainable future....
  • Greenhouse PR teams up with Sustainable Brands
    We're delighted to announce we area Media Partner for Sustainable Brands '15 London, a premier event made up of global brand leaders who are successfully innovating their brand for sustainability to drive brand success....
  • one day : Day One - Bristol // an exhibition
    Earlier this week, I was whizzing around Bristol on my bicycle, at the corner of Portland Square and Surrey Street to be precise, and I saw an old university friend of mine who is...
  • Calling all sustainable women in Bristol!
    Last night, Greenhouse PR attended the launch of an important crowd funding initiative to raise money for 'Women in Sustainability' at The Small Bar on King Street, Bristol. Women in Sustainability (WinS) is a Bristol-based,...
  • Low Carbon Economy Index 2015
    UK sets annual record for low carbon growth in G20: City should gear up for climate finance opportunity. PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 Annual PwC analysis finds the steepest decline in global carbon intensity since...
  • Good Money Week
    Good Money Weekstarts on Sunday 18th of Octoberand we're very excited. In the past, secure investment has not been coupled with sustainable development but GMW is here to show that these prejudices aren't true. The...
  • The Secret of Change – Washington State, USA
      Greenhouse's Chris Bettles share's his third update on the filming of The Secret of Change Documentary, this week from the 'Evergreen State' of Washington, USA. From busy inner city Vancouver our journey took us south...
  • Join us in protecting biodynamic farmland at Archers Farm
    We are very excited to be working with Stockwood Community Benefit Society on a unique community share offer, designed to protectRush Farmfor future generations by allowing the public to invest and own a piece...
  • Social Media for B2B Marketers
    AtGreenhouse PR we manage an exciting portfolio of social media accounts and have a proven track record of helping B2B businesses showcase their credibility, acquire and retain customers and build their reputation in extremely...
  • Love The Future has launched in Bristol!
    Love The Future, an exciting initiative from the team behind Big Green Week, launched at OpenSpace in Bristol last night.We metDarren Hall, Executive Director of Love The Future, to find out more and see...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Guy Watson, Riverford
    To celebrate Soil Association's Organic September, we caught up with Guy Watson, the man behind UK's largest home-delivered organic veg boxes, Riverford. To show the impressive scale in which Riverford has grown over the years,...
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    How Organix encourages kids to eat their fruit and veg
    We are delighted to be able to share the launch of #LoveGoodFoodfor Organix, Britain's favourite organic toddler and baby food brand. With a quarter of British children under the age of five considered officially overweight...
  • We're hiring!
    Greenhouse is looking forenergetic, passionate and experienced Account Executives, Account Manager/Senior Account Manager and an Account Director to join the team. See full job descriptions on Bristol Media, and if you like what you see...
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    Organic September: organic - a luxury or crucial for your health?
    We are big advocates of the benefits of an organic lifestyle at Greenhouse - making small changes with your wallet can make a huge difference to the environment, animal welfare and fundamentally to your...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Jonathan Wise, The Comms Lab
    The Comms Lab exists to support the advertising industry to redefine its purpose, or in plain terms, to help advertising agencies'do good'.The organisation comprises ofstrategists, social impact specialists and creatives, united by a desire...
  • The Secret of Change - Canada's Transition Towns
    Greenhouse's Chris Bettles share's his second update on the filming of The Secret of Change Documentary, this week from beautiful British Columbia, South West Canada. 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens...
  • Car ownership is dead – bring on the sharing revolution!
    We are excited to be working with Co-wheels, a public access, green-centric car club, aiming to help the public save money, reduce car ownership and create environmental benefit. Co-wheels operates its car clubs in...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Paul Southall, The National Trust
    Europe's largest conservation charity, National Trust arecelebrating another step forward in their clean energy journey after recently winning Energy Project of The Yearat the Business Green Awards for their marine source heat pump at...
  • Discovering the Missing Link
    Energy storage is the missing link in the UK's renewable strategy. The wind and sun don't always produce power when we want electricity, and sometimes produce lots of electricity when we can't use it. The...
  • Greenhouse’s Chris Bettles Goes In Search Of The Secret of Change
    Chris Bettles introduces a new Greenhouse blog series that will follow his journey over the coming months as he visits Transition initiatives in North America for the upcoming documentary series The Secret Of Change. How...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainability at IKEA
    IKEA, the global Swedish furniture chainare guided by their vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people. They believe that sustainability should not be a luxury that few can afford and...
  • Greenhouse Starts Work With Carbon Tracker
    Greenhouse has started working with influential think tank, Carbon Tracker with the launch of a new report into the future of the gas sector; 'Carbon Supply Cost Curves: Evaluating Financial Risk to Gas Capital...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer - Susannah Wood, Solarcentury
    Solarcentury is the UK's leading solar company and has played a big part of the evolution that has made solar PV the attractive investment it is today. They've put solar on a record number...
  • Welcome to the Revolution
    Technological and business innovations will revolutionise the next decade and could pave the way to a sustainable economy, according to the must-read Breakthrough Report, produced by think-tank Volans. From radical advances in new materials, robotics...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Trewin Restorick, Founder of Hubbub UK
    Hubbub communicates environmental issues in a positive,sociable and collaborative way - no more doom and gloom and lecturing about carbon footprints. Recently winning theHighly Commended AdvertisingCampaign of the Year at the 2015 BusinessGreen Awards...
  • Greenhouse wins Green PR Company of the Year 2015
    Greenhouse PR has been recognised as the Green PR Company of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Award 2015. The Awards celebrate leading businesses and NGOs that are taking action here and now to tackle...
  • Bold And Ambitious: Which Companies Are Up For A BusinessGreen Award?
    The great and the good across the green economy in the UK will descend upon central London's The Brewery on 1st July for what is fast-becoming the most-respected reward and recognition schemes in the...
  • Businesses Join Campaign For Action On Climate Change
    Austerity and the EU referendum may dominate the UK's political agenda, but Big Business is campaigning for the Government to act on climate change. Eighty British companies, including two of the big six energy companies,...
  • Earth, Wind And Tyre On Track To Raise £50,000 For Renewable World
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Rob Drake-Knight, Rapanui
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  • Earth, Wind and Tyre: The Wind Farm Cycle Challenge
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Diana Simpson Hernandez, TRASH Surface Bureau
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  • Now Is The Time To Support The Fight Against Food Waste
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  • 5 Reasons Why More Sustainable Cotton Makes Sense For Everyone In The Chain
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  • The Guardian launches 'Keep It In The Ground' campaign
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Kevin Basham, Director, Plastic Expert
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  • 4 Reasons Why We Love Working With Green-Energy Pioneer Jeremy Leggett (and why he loves working with us)
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  • Greenhouse Fairtrade Pioneer: Cathi Pawson, Co-Founder Zaytoun
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  • Fairtrade Fortnight Greenhouse Pioneer: Sophi Tranchell, MD of Divine Chocolate
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  • Greenhouse Fairtrade Pioneer: Kate Gaskell, Liberation
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  • Our Top Five Digital Marketing Trends for 2015
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Reiss Salustro, Co-Founder, Enviromate
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  • Junk Food on Facebook? How Big Name Brands Target Young People
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Tracy Sutton, Packaging Design & Sustainability Consultant
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Steve Bustin, Chair of Seedy Sunday
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  • Our Top 5 Instagram Tips And 5 Creative Accounts We Love
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  • No Junk Challenge needed for Obesity Awareness Week
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  • New Year Wishes: sustainability leaders' hopes and ambitions for 2015
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  • Top 5 sustainability campaigns of 2014
    From changing the way we invest our money to thinking twice about the clothes we buy, the campaigns of 2014 have helped us open our eyes to making more positive choices for people and...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Julia Groves, Trillion Fund
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  • The 5% Club - lifting millions from fuel poverty
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  • Olive Wars – Farmers Fighting For A Fairer System
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  • Impressions from the Palestinian olive harvest
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  • We’re Supporting Palestinian Trees For Life For Giving Tuesday
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  • The story behind Zaytoun as it celebrates 10 year anniversary
    Zaytoun CIC celebrates its 10th olive harvest in Palestine this year. In that decade, Zaytoun co-founders Cathi Pawson and Heather Masoud have successfully created a UK market for Palestinian products, established strong links between...
  • Greenhouse PR Wins Communications Award at PEA Awards 2014
    We were over the moon that Greenhouse PR won the Communications Award at the PEA Awards 2014 last night. It was a fantastic night celebrating with so many of the people who have inspired...
  • Will You Take The Breadline Challenge And Live Off Just £2.10 a day?
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  • Shopping for Change: A New Generation of Shoppers
    In a groundbreaking finding, Nielsen recently reported that the majority of the world's consumersnow prefer to buy products that are socially and environmentally responsible. Will this trend last? That depends on the individual consumer,...
  • Can bloggers change the world?
    What role can social media and bloggers play in campaigning? And what is the magic formula that you need to deliver an effective online campaign? These were all key questions that were raised at this...
  • How banks are investing to make a social difference
    How do you leverage mainstream finance to makea social impact? The newThird Sector Loan Fund launches today, leveraging £1.5 million of philanthropic money to create a £30 million loan fund for charities and social...
  • Brands delivering deeper value at Sustainable Brands 2014
    Is it possible to deliver market leading business performance and still maintain healthy environments, communities, families and people? The Sustainable Brands 2014 conference is gathering together global brand innovators to prove that it is...
  • The Energy Time-bombs Waiting To Shatter The Financial World
    In his book 'The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance', social entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett investigates the energy time-bombs ticking inside most mainstream financial portfolios. Leggett is a former oil industry consultant...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Jess Gold, Big Green Machine
    Jess Gold is a singer songwriter with a mission to inspire and create the next generation of sustainability savvy young people. Jessco-founded the Big Green Machine, creating songs and multi-media content that contain simple yet...
  • Top five pioneering positive Investment funds
    This Good Money Week, Barchester Green analysed the £11.2 billion ethical funds market to find out just how divested the UK's most sustainable funds are, picking out some "winners" and "sinners" in the space. With...
  • Ethical Investment Pioneer: Clare Brook, WHEB Asset Management
    To celebrateGood Money Week we're republishing our interview with Clare Brook - a leading figure in the ethical investment sector for 23 years. We think Clarehas more than earned her pioneer status - shepreviously led...
  • Ethical Investment Pioneer: John Ditchfield, Director of Barchester Green
    John Ditchfield is undoubtedly a pioneer when it comes to ethical finance - he is one of the UK's leading advisers on environmental investment funds and he advises a number of large charitable trusts. To...
  • Make Your Money Do Good For Good Money Week
    Today marks the launch of Good Money Week - a perfect time to consider where to invest and what you can do with your finance to have a more positive impact on the community...
  • Carbon neutral hotels – have they arrived at the right destination?
    The hospitality sector is leading the way in the global campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a rapidly growing number of carbon-neutral hotels, says Mark Sait of SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com. The 24/7 nature of hotels means...
  • M&S: how business can tackle deforestation
    In the build up to the Innovation Forum Deforestation Conference in London on 28-29 October, Marks & Spencer's Mike Barry says business can identify the deforestation risks in supply chains, and outlines some possible...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Rhian Sherrington, Women in Sustainability Network
    An author, vibrant speaker and learning facilitator, Rhian is author of 'Alchemy for Your Mind: Create Your Confident Core'. She set up the networking group, Women in Sustainability to help empower and develop the...
  • 10 Reasons to be cheerful about today’s UN Climate Summit
    A wise man once said that a positive attitude is essential to instil positive action. However, there are those that take a more pragmatic line - manage your expectations until enough reasons to be...
  • Five Top Tips to Waste Less and Live More
    Did you know that if everyone consumed the same amount of resources as the average European, we'd need three planets to sustain us? We're consuming more resources than ever, which is why Waste less,...
  • Countdown to major climate marches in NYC and around the world
    The People's Climate March around the world happens in three days' time on Sunday21 September 2014. It is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history. The People's Climate Marchtakes place just...
  • Top environmentalists call on foundations to use power against global warming
    Distinguished environmentalists from 44 countries are today calling on Foundations and Philanthropists to use their endowments, worth 100s of billions of dollars, to turn the tide on global warming - to divest from fossil...
  • Greenhouse PR Top Five Organic Essentials for Organic September
    Can making small lifestyle changes to organic products and produce really make a big difference? Small lifestyle changes make a difference - and that's the message behind Soil Association's Organic September. So far, 2014 has...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Eilidh Brunton, Vegware
    For Waste less, Live more week, we speak to recycling guru and Vegware's Group Recycling Consultant, Eilidh Brunton. She tells us about how she's changing people's attitudes towards recycling and reveals her waste-fighting alter...
  • People Tree supports small changes, big difference organic campaign
    People Tree is joining The Soil Association's Small Changes, Big Difference campaign to encourage everyone within the supply chain to convert to organic in small steps during Organic September. If we all made a...
  • OFFtheGRID: a purely solar-powered party to get influencers talking
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  • Brands Need To Support Smallholders To Reduce Water Footprint
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    Community energy is all about people coming together to generate, own and save their energy for the benefit of all, says Clare Martynski, Senior Sustainability Advisor at Forum for the Future. She tells us...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Linda Moss, Founder of Organic Places To Stay
    Linda Moss was an organic veg box co-ordinator when she came up with the concept of Organic Holidays and places to stay. She realised that people eating organic fruit and veg at home wanted...
  • The Greenhouse Gathering at River Cottage
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  • The economic case against fossil fuel
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  • Top Five Food Waste Initiatives
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  • Get ready for the breakthrough decade ...
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  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Warren Bader, CEO and Chief Beekeeper, Plan Bee Ltd
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    To scale positive innovation in sustainability, the imperative is always to spread the word on the good projects and to share best practice. Working with the Ethical Tea Partnership and on our second tea...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Jonathon Porritt, Environmentalist and Writer
    We are delighted to talk to Jonathon Porritt, leading voice on sustainable development and one of the original pioneers of the 'green' movement. Jonathon co-founded Forum for the Future and stays involved as Founder Director...
  • Launch of Community Energy England Galvanises The Sector
    Community energy engages people at all levels of society, with the potential to revolutionize the energy industry and fit a sustainable, local-led world. In London, over 300 turned up to see Community Energy England...
  • Greenhouse Pioneers: Sudha Kheterpal - Founder of Shake Your Power
    Sudha Kheterpal is best known as the percussionist from South London band Faithless. Like many pioneers, she has been inspired to create change by what she has experienced in her own world, creating a...
  • Power of Mum2Mum bloggers in online campaigning
    Blogger relations can play a significant role in a PR campaign - find out how we picked and worked with bloggers on Organix's No Junk campaign. Blogger relations can play a significant role in a...
  • How do we get people to buy in to the true cost of food?
    How much do you think your weekly shopping bill would cost if every aspect of what’s involved in its production was included in its price? Hannah Jolliffe reports back from the Sustainable Food Trust's...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer - Anna Laycock, Ethics and External Affairs Manager, Ecology Building Society
    Greenhouse Pioneer, Anna Laycock, tells us why building societies are the "original peer-to-peer lenders" and why she's on a mission to make our society fairer and more sustainable ... Anna Laycock joined sustainable finance pioneer...
  • Say ‘no’ to junk and ‘yes’ to healthy and nutritious food
    For the past couple of months, the Greenhouse team has been busy working behind the scenes on a new campaign for Organix called the No Junk Challenge. We catch up with Organix Managing Director,...
  • Solar energy can power development in Africa
    Solar energy has the power to transform lives in Africa, saving households time and money, and improving vital services like health and education, writes David Mason. That's the message of a new report from the...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Jocelyn Whipple, sustainable fashion and textiles specialist
    Today is Fashion Revolution Day - a day about turning fashion into a force for good.Our Greenhouse Pioneer, Jocelyn Whipple, is one of the leading figures behind the movement and she tells us what...
  • The ‘Be Resourceful’ challenge – are we up to it?
    22-28 September wasWaste less, Live more week - a time to consider our own impact on the world's rapidly declining resources. But can a few changes in attitude and lifestyle really help? Last week,...
  • Political parties need to pull together on climate change
    Sustainability Live 2014's keynote debate concluded with the promise of an autumn report that will call for cross-party green collaboration, an action Greenhouse welcomes. But will it be enough to make the Labour, Conservative...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Mak Gilchrist - Co-Founder of The Edible Bus Stop
    We talk to Mak Gilchrist, Co-Founder of The Edible Bus Stop; Co-Chair and Director of Incredible Edible Lambeth; horticultural activist and urban interventionalist. People were once more familiar with seeing Mak Gilchrist fronting international ad...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Hermione Taylor, Director of The DoNation
    Hermione is a true pioneer to us - not only has she grown an inspiring and successful model to encourage everyone to change their behaviour, she's also done it in difficult financial times. And...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Quentin Clark - Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing, Waitrose
    We talk toQuentin Clark, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing at Waitrose, and the man responsible for the supermarket's policy onsustainable fishing, chicken welfare and total conversion to free range eggs - as well...
  • My top mission-oriented brands & what makes them tick
    From thegreen environs of Triodos' funky headquarters to Cafédirect's pioneering approach to working direct with suppliers, Tom Idle looks at some of the most inspiring mission-oriented brands and what makes them tick. They say you...
  • Greenhouse Fairtrade Pioneer: Wolfgang Weinmann of Cafédirect
    For the second week of Fairtrade Forntight we republish our interview with Wolfgang Weinmann, Head of Strategic Development at Cafédirect. For the second week of Fairtrade Forntight we republish our interview with Wolfgang Weinmann, Head...
  • Building a sustainable future for the cotton industry
    Find out how we're working with Cotton Connect - a pioneering organisation which connects retailers to cotton farmers helping both to work closely together to create a sustainable cotton industry and better business for...
  • Tea 2030: turning the UK’s favourite drink into a ‘hero crop’
    Every cup of tea you drink should help better the lives of the people who produce it, improve the environment where it is grown, and contribute to a thriving global industry says Forum for...
  • Why strong leadership is crucial in sustainable business
    Tom Idle, editor of 2degrees, introduces the first theme in our 'Power of Communications' series - Vision & Leadership - and explains why a visionary leader is like gold dust. Chief executives live or die...
  • Matilda’s Planet - practical solutions to energy problems
    Chris from Greenhouse visits Matilda's Planet factory to see how Matilda's Blanket is made and finds out about the company's values to be socially responsible, sustainable - and to provide practical solutions to the...
  • Greenhouse Pioneers: Tom Smith
    We speak to Tom Smith, Director of Insight and Planning at Sedex, about his work, his challenges and what inspires him outside of work... Tom is Director of Insight and Planning at Sedex. He feels...
  • Shining a light on game-changers, pioneers and what drives successful campaigns
    In the coming year, we'll be exploring the role - and power - of communications in driving acceleration in sustainable business. Find out more about the issues we'll be focussing on and the kinds...
  • There’s no acceleration without good communications
    The future of our planet depends on an acceleration of game-changing business models - but they need powerful communications to help them thrive, says Tom Idle in the first of a series of blogs...
  • Four types of visionary leaders in sustainable business
    Our second blog on 'Vision and Leadership' explores the four different types of visionary leaders in the world of sustainable business - from the visionaries like Ray Anderson to the changemakers like Unilever's Paul...
  • What’s your sustainability wish for 2014?
    That's the question that we put to some of our most inspiring people in the world of farming, food and finance. Their answersform a bright and hopeful vision of the year ahead: New Year is...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Alice Holden, Growing Communities
    Alice is an organic farmer with a difference. She manages a four-acre 'starter farm' in Dagenham for Growing Communities, a community-led organisation which produces food in a sustainable way and sells it through an...
  • The Pig Idea Feast - highlights from the day
    Last Thursday the Greenhouse team felt privileged to be involved in the fantastic Pig Feast in Trafalgar Square. It was a great day - the sun shone, the masses came and we served more...
  • The demise of the mutual sector? We don’t think so
    After the media furore around the Co-operative this weekend, Ecology's Ethics Manager Anna Laycock reflects on the positive aspects of financial mutuals...  After the media furore around the Co-operative this weekend, Ecology's Ethics Manager Anna...
  • Greenhouse top ten changemakers and eco pioneers
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  • ‘Less and better’ - the new meat mantra for healthy people and planet
    Eating Better: for a fair, green, healthy future was launched with the backing of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tristram Stuart and Jonathan Porritt in July this year. It aims to help people move towards eating less...
  • The day I closed my Amazon account
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  • The Pig Idea - building public support for The Pig Feast
    Come and join us at The Pig Idea Feast - you can meet the amazing people behind the campaign and eat a delicious free lunch cooked by some of the most famous London chefs...
  • From nudge to norm - why environmental behaviour change matters
    Trewin Restorick is Founder Partner of Global Action Plan (GAP), a charity providing environmental behaviour change projects. Last week, GAP celebrated its 20th birthday with an event, From Nudge to Norm, which invited key...
  • The Pig Idea – put food waste back on our pigs’ menus
    Back in June we introduced 'The Pig Idea' here on the Greenhouse blog. Brainchild of chef Thomasina Miers and food waste expert Tristram Stuart, the campaign aims to put food waste back on the...
  • Greehouse Pioneer - Claudia Quiroz, Cheviot
    Today our Ethical Investment Pioneer for National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), is Claudia Quiroz, of Quilter Cheviot Investment Management. Claudia joined Quilter Cheviot from Henderson Global Investors in 2009. She is a pioneer to us...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: James Vaccaro of Triodos Bank
    Continuing our series of Ethical Investment Pioneers for National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), today we talk to James Vaccaro, Head of Market & Corporate Development for Triodos Bank. James is our pioneer today for the...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Paul Ellis, Chief Executive of Ecology Building Society
    Today's Ethical Investment Pioneer for National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW) is Paul Ellis, Chief Executive of Ecology Building Society. Paul has been Ecology's Chief Executive since 1995 - this experience, along with his long-held commitment...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Sebastian Parsons of Stockwood Community Benefit Society
    Continuing our series of Ethical Investment Pioneers for National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), today we talk to Sebastian Parsons of Stockwood CBS. Sebastian represents a different type of pioneer and is featured this week because...
  • The Rush Farm experience: investing with passion
    Greenhouse's Sean Buchan visits our clients at Rush Farm and is instantly inspired to get more involved: In just two weeks I have gone from exploring a topic dear to my heart - ethical banking...
  • Powered by people – who do you trust to keep the lights on?
    Guest blogger Jules Peck says that Ed Miliband has got it all wrong with his promise to freeze energy prices - the 'Big Six' need shaking up but let's look to better solutions, like...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer; Emily Rycroft, founder of Global Cool
    Our latest Eco Hero is Emily Rycroft of online lifestyle magazine Global Cool. We are delighted to celebrate our Eco Hero, Emily Rycroft of Global Cool. Emily set up online lifestyle magazine Global Cool to inspire...
  • Organic meat doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg
    Paying that bit extra encourages people to think about how the animal lived and died, to cook it carefully, and to think twice about wasting it, says organic butcher Nick Rapps in this guest...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Louise Darftord, Make-up artist
    Make-up artist Louise Dartford explains why her beauty bag is full of natural and ethical products in our latest Eco Hero interview... We are delighted to celebrate our Eco Hero, make-up artist Louise Dartford. A pioneer...
  • Our food, our choice: 10 reasons to oppose GM
    Is GM the answer to the world's food poverty problems or something we need to investigate more to fully understand its effects? The debate over the safety, health and productivity of GM continues to...
  • Between protester and clicktivist there is a middle ground
    Ruth Stokes' new book The Armchair Activist is out. She shares with us the revelation of being able to do more than the click of a button to support causes you believe in.  This is...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Agamemnon Otero, Director of Repowering London
    We are delighted to celebrate our Eco Hero, Agamemnon Otero, Director of Repowering London. We catch up with Agamemnon to find out what brilliant projects he's working on, and what he'd do if he...
  • A Q&A with Rob Hopkins, author of #DoingStuff
    We are privileged to be working with Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Town movement, which demonstrates the enormous potential of people and communities to create change and to unite people in responding to...
  • The Power of Just Doing Stuff – How Local Action Can Change the World
    A worldwide network of communities is pioneering a new economy in response to austerity, climate change and the energy crisis, says Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition movement, in a new book launched today...
  • Feeding 5k and the Pig Idea - let them eat waste!
    The Pig Idea, launched today on World Environment Day, calls for change to the way we feed our pigs. Initiated by chef Thomasina Miers and food waste expert fromFeeding the 5000, Tristram Stuart, the...
  • National Trust commits to renewable energy
    An ambitious plan to provide clean energy to 43 of its historic properties was launched today by the National Trust in conjunction with green electricity supplier Good Energy. The National Trust will invest £3.5 million...
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    Green Pioneer: Nicky Chambers, Director of Best Foot Forward
    Nicky co-founded Best Foot Forward with fellow Director Craig Simmons in 1997, and has since played a leading role in theoretical and practical advanced in sustainability. The company helps businesses and organisations (both internationally...
  • New York City’s White Roof Project shows the power of social media
    The White Roof Project is a simple idea that makes bold claims about carbon reduction. People volunteer a few hours out of their week to help cover roofs across New York City in white...
  • Be the change: meet Incredible Edible
    Incredible Edible is a community food initiative that shows how much can be achieved if ordinary people get together and start something themselves. Sometimes waiting for the council to implement lengthy sustainability reports can...
  • Greenhouse Fairtrade Pioneer: Sophi Tranchell, founder of Divine Chocolate
    Sophi Tranchell is ambitious, visionary, outspoken, and a genuine pioneer. She took on Divine Chocolate as MD and has realised the potential to support and empower farmers and growers, not only through guaranteeing a...
  • Rapanui: the first truly sustainable business?
    Nicky Chambersfinds the connection between sustainable business and fashion through clothing company, Rapanui. I had such an inspiring week last week and from a slightly surprising angle.I was on the Isle of Wightand for perhaps...
  • World’s Environment Ministers tuck into dinner of food waste in Kenya
    Last night hundreds of environment ministers, diplomats and UN delegates from around the world sat down to a five-course dinner prepared with fruit and vegetables rejected by UK and European supermarkets, that would have...
  • Green Pioneer: Howard Johns, CEO of Southern Solar
    We are delighted to celebrate Howard Johns, founder and CEO of Southern Solar as this month's Eco Hero.Howard set up Southern Solar in 2002 with two friends, as a proactive approach to environmental activism....
  • Engaging consumers in sustainable behaviour: The highlights
    Earlier today, Greenhouse watched the Guardian Sustainable Business Leadership debate unfold. We've summarised the first hour's highlights, and hope that it encourages you to read the full discussion. The über-qualified panelists included Justin Keeble (Director,Accenture...
  • 2020 Vision and Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not
    This week, two rather interesting reports were published (one government-funded, one privately).  The Institute of Mechanical Engineers published Global Food: Waste Not, Want Not and the 2020 Conservatives published their 2020 Vision: an agenda for transformation. Thanks to Renewables UK and to...
  • Can a ‘green’ company engage in tax avoidance?
    While I was reading through the feeds to send out our Morning News round up yesterday, James Murray's blogpost was high on my list of essential reading for the day: Can a 'green' company engage in tax...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder of Pavegen
    Laurence has designed a paving slab, which harvests energy and uses it to generate electricity - all from a footstep. We blogged about the fantastic projects they've spearheaded, earlier in Augustand now he is...
  • Blue Energy to build Africa’s largest solar PV plant
    Greenhouse is delighted to have helped Blue Energy announce that it has been appointed to build Africa's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant,in a move which could spark a renewable energy revolution in West...
  • A cold water surf company in London - Finisterre Pop-Up
    As the mercury dips, iconic cold water surf company Finisterre celebrates the coming winter season and their 10th year anniversary with the launch of a pop up shop in the heart of the capital.  For 10 days only,...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Zoe Robinson, Ethical Fashion Stylist & Founder of The Good Wardrobe
    Zoe Robinson, Founder of the Good wardrobe tells us about what motivates her to do the work she does and about the huge success of the Sew it Forward launch We are delighted to celebrate...
  • Independent on Sunday - How We Met: Patrick Holden & Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
    This article by Adam Jacques for The Independent on Sunday is republished from the 25 November 2012 edition. Anna Guyer, Director of Greenhouse is very pleased with the coverage in the Independent on Sunday."We are...
  • Good Energy: UK’s first local electricity tariff
    Good Energy today announces the UK's first Local Tariff to reward households near its wind farms with lower electricity bills, pioneering a blueprint to put community interest at the heart of renewable energy generation...
  • PureThread joins EJF’s ethical fashion pop-up in Carnaby Street
    Earlier this week, New York ethical fashion styling agency PureThread joined Environmental Justice Foundation's (EJF) ethical fashion pop up shop on Carnaby Street, London. Jill Heller, founder of PureThread and Jocelyn Whipple, founder of Element 23...
  • Cycling revolution on the streets of London
    Founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, cut the ribbon to open London’s newest electric bicycle store on Portobello Road earlier this month. The store is the first London branch of Justebikes, a Suffolk-based...
  • Five reasons to invest in ethical funds
    Have you ever thought about what happens with your money once you've put it into savings?  As UKSIF's National Ethical Investment Week launches and unfolds this week, we will see more and more opportunities to invest...
  • Heroes of ethical investment - the winners!
    Ahead of National Ethical Investment Week, representatives of the ethical and responsible finance sector gathered together at the Royal Society of Arts on yesterday evening to celebrate the very best (and the very worst)...
  • Have you cottoned on yet?
    On Thursday last week, the Soil Association (SA) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) launched the Organic Cotton Initiative.  The campaign released their briefing paper, Have You Cottoned On Yet, with a bold statement across...
  • CarbonCulture@DECC and the ‘Social Media for Social Good’ Experiment
    Whitehall staff have unlocked an immediate 10% in energy savings with a new social tool from CarbonCulture.  In a collaboration between CarbonCulture and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), CarbonCulture@DECC's 'social-media-for-social-good' experiment achieved...
  • Green Pioneer: Luva Huva - ethical knickers!
    It's not every day that Greenhouse will post photos of ladies in lingerie (however beautiful it may be), but for Luva Huva (think, 'hubba hubba') we're making an exception. Last week, Luva Huva launched their...
  • Virtual Water - Discover how much water we eat everyday
    Occasionally, while you're digging and sifting through the Internet for one thing, you can come across something quite unexpected, but utterly fantastic. Angela Morelli is an Information Designer. She's passionate about design, sustainability and, here,...
  • Joanna Blythman on 10 reasons to oppose GM
    Joanna Blythman is an award-winning investigative journalist, the author of six landmark books on food issues, and one of the most authoritative, influential commentators on the British food chain. In this guest post (republished from The...
  • “Safe” levels of Roundup weedkiller and GM corn found to cause tumours and multiple organ damage
    The Sustainable Food Trust has released peer-reviewed research today that shows the results of the first animal feeding trial into the life-time exposure of Roundup tolerant GM corn and Roundup, the world's best selling...
  • Wonderwater Café asks ‘How much water do you eat?’
    Our guest blogger, Katharine Earley, gives us the low down on Wonderwater Café, the exciting new café in Shoreditch. How much water do you eat? This is the question we'll be asking visitors to the...
  • Green Pioneer: Jane Withers, founder of Wonderwater
    In our latest edition of our Eco Hero series, we talk with Jane Withers- founder of Wonderwaterand the visionary behind the Wonderwater Café. In our latest edition of our Eco Hero series, we talk with...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns
    In this edition of our Eco Hero series, we talk to Rob Hopkins - co-founder of Transition Network, author of The Transition Companionand blogger at Transition Culture. In this edition of our Eco Hero series,...
  • World Water Week & Wonderwater Café
    How much water do you eat? Today is sees the end of this year's World Water Week (WWW) hosted in Stockholm. One of the key issues that has come out of the panel sessions is the...
  • Pavegen lights up and scales up
    Imagine it. You're walking along at night and the street lamps are lit, illuminating and guiding your way home. Not too difficult to imagine. Now imagine those lamps are powered by your footsteps. Not hard...
  • Do the green thing
    We love Do The Green Thing. The not-for-profit public service is now active in 207 countries around the world, and aims to inspire folk to live a greener life.    The opposite of wasted is...
  • Rethinking the future with Ellen MacArthur
    On A Mission to Re-think The Future At Greenhouse, we've been following with interest the focus and energy behind the Ellen MacArthur Foundationand their Circular Economy model. And, with the launch of their business toolkit,...
  • Are you a green game-changer?
    Got a green / ethical / environmentally-responsible / eco-conscious business you think is worth making some noise about? Do you know a company that you'd like to see nominated? The International Green Awards (IGA) are...
  • Enough of Big Banks? Triodos challenges UK savers to move just £10
    Think you're alone, and powerless to change the Big Banking system? Think again. Watch this video from ethical bank Triodos and see what can be achieved with people power. Small. The new Big. The short film calls...
  • Going for green at London 2012?
    With just 21 days left to the Olympics, London is preparing to be dazzled with gold, silver and bronze. But how green will London 2012 be? Originally, Locog (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic...
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    Greenhouse Pioneer: Tracy Worcester
    For Tracy Worcester, film maker and environmental campaigner, letting an issue drop has never been an option. Pig Business - her film expose that showed the poor animal welfare of pigs kept by large...
  • Mourning the loss of the Ecologist
    We feel privileged to have Pat Thomas, former editor of The Ecologist magazine, debating the future of The Ecologist - will it be a Resurgence or do we need something completely different? The announcement was...
  • Breakthrough capitalism book list
      If you have not done so already, check out the Guardian's Top 50 Breakthrough Capitalism books to find out about the latest big ideas in business. The list features 50 books about breakthrough capitalism,...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Cassia Kidron - founder of Root Camp
    This week we're featuring Cassia Kidron as our Eco Hero. She's the founder of Root Camp, which aims to create "a new generation of thoughtful cooks and consumers in a way that's lasting and...
  • Caroline Lucas: a leader worth following
    On Monday, Caroline Lucas announced she is to step down as the leader of the Green Party. 'This gives a chance for somebody else to come forward to show I'm not the only person...
  • It’s not easy being green…
    Guest blogger Julia Hailes discusses the best way turn a property green... In 1986, when I bought my London flat, I re-painted and re-carpeted it throughout. Since then it's had a few minor makeovers, some...
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    Brixton Inner City Community Owned Solar
    There's something new under the Brixton sun, and it's a UK first. Today, Southern Solar is to turn on the UK's first community owned, inner city solar PV system. The project, named Brixton Energy...
  • Solar Powers Greenhouse - Here Comes the Sun
    The sun was shining on Greenhouse today as our solar PV system was installed on the roof by the splendid team at Southern Solar at the new Greenhouse HQ at our smallholding in Dorset....
  • “Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants” Radio 4 The Food Programme
    BBC Radio 4's Food Programme was brilliant this week - and is well worth clicking here to listen again. The programme features interviews with food writer and activist Michael Pollan, from the US, and...
  • Eco Hero - Orsola de Castro
    She might not have the instant name recognition enjoyed by Livia Firth but Orsola de Castro has done as much, if not more, than the queen of the green carpet, to raise the profile...
  • Triodos - the heart of banking
    It's time to rethink the role of banks in society, says Bevis Watts (Head of Business Banking, Triodos Bank). The combination of a push of activists occupying streets across the globe, and the pull of...
  • Trash to fashion: 13 chic & crazy upcycled collections
    We truly love this article from webecoist, which showcases some superb upcycled fashion designs. These garments have been made out of discarded clothes, recycled plastic and paper, woodchips, festival tents, paraglider sails and parachute...
  • Matching style with Ethics - the Queen of the Green Carpet - Livia Firth
    A true ambassador for green style, Livia Firth is in a position to prove that women can still be fashionable and socially responsible. Two years ago she embraced the inspiring "Green Carpet Challenge" and...
  • Why aren’t restaurants more sustainable?
    By author: Julia Hailes is a freelance consultant and speaker on social, environmental and ethical issues. She has written nine books, the most recent of which is The New Green Consumer Guide. Here she...
  • Feeding The 5000 Highlights
    What a brilliant day! The team here at Greenhouse really enjoyed ourselves throughout the event and would like to congratulate everyone involved on successfully raising awareness of the issue of food waste. Here are...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer - Tristram Stuart
    Today's Eco Hero is Tristram Stuart, organiser of Feeding the 5000 event, award-winning campaigner and author Facts and figures on Waste - the issue in UK and globally, top tips to avoid waste and...
  • 7 Good reasons to drive an electric car
    Buying an electric car is now a real option as a number of major manufacturers launch high quality, fully electric models onto the UK market. Have a look at these 7 Good reasons to...
  • Learning your ABC … of beauty baddies
    The Ecologist recently put together The A to Z of beauty baddies, highlighting 26 nasty additives regularly used in beauty products from alpha-hydroxyl acids to zinc acetate. The Ecologist's list provides an interesting breakdown...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Trewin Restorick
    Trewin Restorick is the CEO of independent environmental charity Global Action Plan, whichhe founded in 1993 and he joins us today as our latest Eco Hero. Trewin Restorick is the CEO of independent environmental charity...
  • Ecocide - iindividuals to be held accountable for large scale environmental destruction
    On September 30th 2011 a mock trial will take place in the UK’s Supreme Court in London. The trial will last for one day and a real judge, jury and barristers will test the...
  • Stopping bad things and starting good ones
    We love Bill Mckibben's article 'Stopping bad things and starting good ones' published on the Grist this week. It is good to hear from the founder of 350.org himself about why Moving Planet project...
  • Join the campaign to move the planet away from fossil fuels
    Moving Planet, the worldwide action day launches on Saturday 24th September. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 150 countries will be calling on their leaders to end our reliance on dirty energy and...
  • A short guide to Organic, and why it is important to the planet
    September marks the annual celebration of all things organic and here at Greenhouse PR we are very passionate about it. We would like to encourage everyone over the course of this month to ‘give...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Linda Moss
    Today's Eco Hero is Linda Moss - author of Organic Places to Stay. The reason why we love Linda is that she has been passionate about organic holidays for the last 12 years -...
  • E-bikes are brilliant
    By author: Julia Hailes is a freelance consultant and speaker on social, environmental and ethical issues. She has written nine books, the most recent of which is The New Green Consumer Guide. Here she...
  • Tom Idle’s top tips for better communications on sustainability
    We loved Tom Idle's top tips for better communications on sustainability in Sustainable Business magazine - amazingly simple, clear and compelling. A must read for businesses trying to tackle communications on sustainability issues. It...
  • 5 unique ways to use solar power
    It might seem crazy, but solar energy has been harnessed by humans since the ancient times: the Greeks and Romans used magnifying glasses to burn the sails of enemy ships, the ancient Chinese used...
  • The Ecologist profiles Greenhouse in its August Green Business section
    We are truly proud to be featured in our most favourite publication and be recognised as a green business. "Anna Guyer has made a name for her company by only taking clients with impeccable green...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Thomas Ball
    Thomas Ball is a campaigner through the eye of a camera lens. He ventures to places where extraordinary things are happening and where the planet is under threat - and records the story through...
  • Greenpeace vs. Volkswagen
    The Dark Side Goes Viral Over 230,000 people have so far joined Greenpeace in its attempts to lure Volkswagen away from the Dark Side using a new Jedi video with an unlikely cast of characters. Greenpeace...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Alan Simpson
    Alan Simpson is a former Labour MP and now advisor to Friends of the Earth. He is all you can ask for in a campaigner: passionate, inspiring and not afraid to speak out about...
  • Just do it: 5 must-see films that will change the way you think
    Films have the power to visualise and communicate in a much more accessible way than articles or books. In recent times, films have been used as tools to raise awareness about issues previously confined...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Maddy Harland
    Maddy Harland is the editor of Permaculture Magazine, focused on positive solutions for sustainable living, and which has a thriving readership of 100,000 at a time when print publications are suffering and some are...
  • Shift Happens
    Part of what makes Ricky Gervais's opening speech at the Golden Globe awards this year so hilarious is that, for the most part, his jokes poking fun at Hollywood stars contain kernels of truth....
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Kate Andrews
    Kate Andrews, and her brother Jamie, are travel enthusiasts who are keen to encourage others to explore the world more sustainably. Set to transform European travel with their train-booking website Loco2, the pair want...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Chris Smith
    This week's Eco Hero andEcotube founder, Chris Smith, believes the internet is the key to spreading eco-awareness. Through his social media consultancy and Green Marketing forums he advocates change. And if that wasn't enough...
  • Eco Hero: Richard Hammond
    Today's Eco Hero Richard Hammond is the complete antithesis of his name sake. As founder of the award-winning website, www.greentraveller.co.uk, he has helped make our holidays greener. He is also the travel editor of...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Geetie Singh
    Geetie Singh is this week's Eco Hero someone who was a champion of sustainable and organic food years before others knew it was an issue. After a decade working in the restaurant industry, Geetie...
  • The power of communication
    Guest post by Gemma Bridgman C4's autumn documentary 'Where the Green Movement went wrong' is a striking example of the power of communication. It was particularly thought provoking as to the role of communication in...
  • Va va voom
    Guest post by green writer Anna Shepard Forget the myth of hair shirts and worthiness that plagues the green movement. Last night, at Somerset House, it was all glitz and glamour, champagne and canapés, and...
  • WWF Report: ‘Humanity’s demands exceed our planet’s capacity to sustain us’
    "Populations of tropical species are plummeting and humanity's demands on natural resources are sky-rocketing to 50 per cent more than the earth can sustain, new analysis in the 2010 edition of WWF's Living Planet...
  • No Impact Man: more pleasure than pain
    Last week I watched 'No Impact Man' at one of the (too few) screenings of the film in London. The film, and book of the same name, follows the experience of Colin Bevan and...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Katy Davidson
    This weeks Eco Hero is the wonderful Katy Davidson. As the founding leader of the Youth Food Movement UK, Katy sees the future of food and farming -- which to her means the "realigning...
  • Why (and how) to choose organic
    You're in the market and two baskets of strawberries are on the shelf. One is organic, the other is not. What makes you choose one over the other? Today, organic food is more present in...
  • Eco Hero: Arthur Potts Dawson
    It Is our pleasure to introduce this weeks Eco Hero Arthur Potts Dawson. Arthur has been a professional chef for twenty-three years. In 2006, he designed and created two sustainably aware urban restaurants, Acorn...
  • Camping it up: Yurts make for eco-friendly luxury camping
    Writer Anna Shepard's recent review of 'yurt' accommodation in the UK got us thinking about the host of new travel experiences convincing holiday-makers that they can have a much greener holiday, and get very...
  • ‘I will never, never buy a petrol car again’
    Robert Llewellyn, Chris Huhne, Kevin McCloud, Lisa Rogers, Peter Curran and Patrick Head offer their take on alternatively-powered vehicles in this video from the 2010 Eco Rally - in which they all participated. The...
  • Eco Hero: Sophie Thomas
    A very warm welcome to this week's Eco Hero Sophie Thomas. Over the past twelve years, as founding director of thomas.matthews Sophie has led and delivered a vast array of award winning projects across...
  • Can you be an environmentalist—and fly?
    The writer and documentary filmmaker Pamela Nowicka recently wrote on flying and the impact that it has - and it got me thinking: how can we justify flying when we begin to understand the...
  • Eco Hero: Siân Berry
    This week we welcome Eco HeroSiân Berrywhosince joining the Green Party in 2001, has been a candidate in numerous council and parliamentary elections, and was the Green candidate for London Mayor in 2008. As...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Joanna Yarrow
    We are delighted to Welcome Joanna Yarrow as this Week's Eco Hero. If green is the new black, surely Joanna is one of the reasons why. She makes "green" glamourous, from her fashionable wardrobe...
  • World Oceans Day: Saying No To Plastic
    Yesterday was World Oceans Day, an event that both celebrates the richness, biodiversity and beauty of our world's oceans, and asks us to confront our own complicity in the devastating pollution that threatens them....
  • Dirty dozen cheat sheet: foods to only buy organic
    Buying 100% organic produce is something to aspire to, but it isn't always possible. Access to organic produce may be limited where you live. Sometimes, though not always, buying organic is more expensive and...
  • Bank holiday: living off grid
    This past weekend, our Aga burned out - no oil - and our bank holiday transformed into somewhat of an adventurous weekend at home, cooking outside on an open fire. Our addiction to coffee will...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Fin Walravens
    In February of this year, Greenhouse did some work for the Environmental Investigation Agency, helping them launch their report 'Chilling Facts' that exposed who, out of the UK's ten biggest supermarkets, are the sinners...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Dale Vince
    Dale Vince is a campaigner through and through. He believes we can create a clean, green, low carbon Britain. He has conviction, integrity, vision and an ability to make the extraordinary happen. Dale Vince...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Alys Fowler
    Alys is a presenter on BBC Gardener's World, and a widely published journalist whose work appears in The Guardian, The Garden, Gardeners' World Magazine, Gardens Illustrated and Horticulture Week. The 'grow your own' movement...
  • Lighter Later: year-round GMT+1/+2 is a bright idea
    The Lighter Later campaign is a brilliant idea whose time it is to shine. Organizers are rallying the public to get behind an effort to shift Britain's clocks ahead one hour -- all year...
  • Earth Hour 2010
    Earth Hour is such a fantastic project for raising awareness about climate change and protecting the planet. We're participating -- it's Saturday, 27 March at 8:30PM. I hope you'll consider it too. From the...
  • Who wears the green trousers in your house?
    Men may be from Mars and women from Venus, but whatever truth there is in that divide between the sexes may be biodegradable when it comes to who drives green living in a household...
  • Will I be seduced and abandoned by Marks & Spencer?
    Marks & Spencer announced this week a programme to be "the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015." The effort has them launching 80 major new commitments under M&S’ eco and ethical Plan A. How brilliant...
  • Greenhouse Pioneer: Patrick Holden, Soil Association
    Writer Anna Shepard talks to Patrick Holden, director of the Soil Association whom, we think, is a renaissance man amongst ecologists. He works the system to push for healthier food, and works the land...
  • Food, Inc.: enough to make you re-think your food
    It's an Academy Award nominated documentary, praised not only by sustainable and organic food fans, but also by American chat show diva Oprah Winfrey. 'You have a right to know where you food is...