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Earth Hour: top artists put their creativity to work to inspire greener lifestyles

Top artists have created a series of posters to raise awareness about climate change and sustainability as part of a campaign by 'Do the Green Thing' and WWF-UK in the run up to Earth Hour this month.

Tidal lagoons could generate electricity cheaper than offshore wind

Three tidal lagoons could be in operation around Britain by 2021 producing large-scale low carbon power at a cheaper price than offshore wind, according to their developer, Tidal Lagoon Power.

Why is the sustainability community so bad at sharing data?

Last month, tech companies got together and within 48 hour notice over 200 leading developers unlocked collaboration and innovation to share data and find the best and most efficient ways to tackle the UK flood crisis. Tyler Christie, ceo of big data firm Amee, asks why the sustainability community is so bad at sharing intelligence that could benefit both it and the rest of society.

RBS to provide grants and ‘road-testing’ for resource efficiency innovations

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is on the hunt for innovative ideas and "garage-tested" green solutions that could enable the bank to become more resource efficient and, it says, help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get their products to market more successfully.

One week left to enter Sainsbury’s solar PV competition

Sainsbury’s, the UK supermarket trying to become Britain’s greenest grocer, is calling on innovators with market ready cutting edge photovoltaic (PV) solutions to help make its stores greener.

UK floods: raise roads and build tidal lagoons, say experts

Houses should be redesigned, roads raised and tidal lagoons built that generate energy to reduce the impact of flooding in the UK, according to a panel of senior engineers and academics.

'Waterless' washing machine innovator Xeros plans £100m flotation

Just as inventor James Dyson revolutionised our chores with hi-tech hoovers and fans, a new company is set to change the way we wash our clothes, with a pioneering washing machine that uses tiny plastic beads rather than gallons of water to rinse clothes clean.

Carpet manufacturer Interface reduces carbon emissions by 90 per cent

The European division of Interface, the pioneering sustainable carpet manufacturer, has cut its carbon emissions by 90 per cent and reduced its water usage by 95 per cent.

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund opens bids for final £10m

The final tranche of the Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund has opened for small businesses with innovative low carbon energy ideas that can help cut the cost of consumer bills.

Share of €2.5m grant up for grabs for digital innovations tackling green challenges

A new competition is being launched at the end of the month to encourage the development of innovative digital solutions that tackle societal challenges, including those addressing sustainability and environmental issues.

Top 10 green business stories of 2013

Solar, renewable subsidies, energy efficiency, alternative financing solutions, green grants, low-carbon transport and cleantech innovation were all key themes in GreenWise’s top 10 stories of 2013.

Water scarcity: does a super canal from Scotland to London hold the answer?

A waterway could offer a sustainable way of meeting water demand as well as providing employment, flood relief and boosting tourism

Brussels sprout shown in a new eco-light this Christmas

The much-maligned Brussels sprout has been given a new lease of life this festive season – as a battery to light a Christmas tree.

Mayor recognises London “green trailblazers”

A group of London entrepreneurs who are boosting the capital’s green economy have been recognised for their innovative sustainable solutions by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Disruptive start-up calls on brands to help get kids ‘back to nature’

A start-up that is drawing on creative collaboration and partnerships to solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges is calling on brands to get involved in its latest fast-growing grassroots project that aims to get kids to reconnect with nature and wildlife.

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Earth Hour: top artists put their creativity to work to inspire greener lifestyles
Artist Rankins' 'Veg and Two Veg' features in WWF and Do the Green Thing's poster campaign to celebrate Earth Hour
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