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University of Greenwich named UK’s ’greenest university ever’ 30.05.12

With a record 145 universities participating in this year’s People & Planet Green League ranking and 46 receiving First Class degrees, it is clear student campaigning to green the UK higher education sector is making serious inroads. Source: People & Planet

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New Masterclass Hones in on Sustainable Cosmetic Ingredients - Organic Monitor 24.05.12

The growing use of sustainable ingredients in cosmetic products is the focus of the next Natural Cosmetics Masterclass, taking place in Paris on June 27th. Dwindling petrochemical supply and rising raw material prices are pushing chemical companies towards plant-based feedstock as a sustainable source. However, cosmetic ingredients from agricultural raw materials are giving rise to new formulation issues.

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Conference-Local Towns, Local Food Conference - Strengthening Local Economies 24.05.12

The event will examine the role and revival of towns as local food centres and how creating a strong local food web (the connections between people who produce sell and buy locally-sourced food in a local area food) can: 20th June, Leeds. Organised by Sustain and the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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Going Green at Work Conference 15 March 24.02.10

If you are an active Trade Unionist then the Going Green at Work”, a national TUC conference on organising for greener workplaces could be of interest. The conference will showcase the work of the TUC’s growing army of green reps. The conference will include a report-back and evaluation of the TUC’s two-year Greenworkplace project, funded by the UMF.

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The Value of Volunteering’ much more than economics 14.12.09

With rising unemployment and fewer job vacancies, the current financial crisis has seen renewed policy emphasis in both Europe and the UK on volunteering as a route to employment, according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC.)

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The Sustainable Events Summit 2009 08.04.09

The Summit takes place on Friday 22 May at One Wimpole Street, London. With sustainability currently a huge issue in the events industry, and organisers eager to learn best practice and implement sustainable measures, this is a timely moment for the summit to take place

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5 Free Climate workshops for Trade Unionists 18.03.09

The PCS Union and Climate Outreach and Information Network are hosting a series of five free workshops on climate change for trade unionists.

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Kids invited to Shout About Climate Change in 2009 01.12.08

Friends of the Earth is calling on schools and youth groups across the UK to sign up to its Shout About activity week. The project will show young people how to take action to tackle climate change in their local communities - supporting the major cuts in carbon emissions required by the Climate Change Act, which became law last week (26 November 2008).

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Animal Aid’s Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, 2nd December 12.10.07

Come and join in the fun at Animal Aid’s 14th Annual Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, on Sunday 2nd December, from 10.00 until 17.00. This is their 30th Anniversary year, so help Animal Aid celebrate this milestone in style.

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The Sustainability Show 26th-28th October 28.09.07

David Miall, co-founder of the Sustainability Show which makes its first appearance at the O2 in London on 26-28th October, talks to Naturalchoices about why they decided to launch with such a splash.

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Eco-Centres and Courses – by Terena Plowright 06.07.07

Throughout the UK the galaxy of courses and hands on training around living a more sustainable life is breath taking. Published by Green Books, this is a comprehensive guide of fun and interesting days out for both adults and children.

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Ethical Living news site launched by Natural Choices Media 21.11.06

Ethical consumerism is on the rise, from organic foods and wines, Fairtrade coffee, to energy saving light bulbs and responsible travel, a growing number of us are choosing a more informed lifestyle.

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