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Environmental features and news for businesses who want to learn more about moving to a low carbon economy. Read the latest Green features on GreenWise Business

Low Carbon Workspaces: £5,000 energy efficiency grants for SMEs

Corporates and larger businesses increasingly have clear targets to reduce their environmental impact and cut energy use. The Low Carbon Workspaces project with grants of up to £5,000 aims to facilitate energy efficiency in the SME sector.

Grants available to help businesses cut the costs of travel

Sustainable Routes is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, offering grants of £1,000 to small and medium sized enterprises in the South East of England, to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport.

£3000 grants for eco innovators in the South East

Organisations based in the South East of England that have a innovative eco product, service or process ready to launch – or that is already in the market – can now apply to the 'Grants for Eco Innovation’ scheme for up to £3,000 to help promote it.

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.

Bread, milk and green power: shopping for renewable energy at your local store

At Bayside Milk Farm in Flushing, New York, customers can shop for homemade meals, fresh produce and, as of this month, green power.

Circular economy worth $1tr: World Economic Forum makes business case at Davos

It's one thing having a good business idea, but it is altogether another to show that it can transform the global economy, provide much-needed jobs, and be good for the planet.

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

The sharing economy: is Airbnb's legal trouble a sign of things to come for resource-efficient businesses?

The room-sharing company's fight with the New York attorney general is likely just one of many legal battles to come for the growing sharing economy.

COP19: what you need to know about the UN climate talks in Warsaw

The aim is to forge a legally binding global climate treaty in Poland to cut carbon emissions. But it's easier said than done, writes the Guardian's Fiona Harvey.

Too big to tackle alone: businesses collaborate in the name of sustainable innovation

Collaboration and co-operation between businesses and other entities is becoming vital as business and society look for innovative solutions for a sustainable future, reports Heather Connon.

CDP Global Water Report: businesses starting to take action on water-related risks

It took the best part of a decade for large corporations to start reporting on their greenhouse gas emissions in significant numbers. Transparency around water, in contrast, looks set to unfold much faster.

Healthy soil: do ecosystem services hold the answer to food security and biodiversity?

Healthy soil is so important to our planet’s systems that it could be our best hope in the face of climate change, food crisis and biodiversity loss. Katherine Rowland unearths its value.

Business sustainability: big gap between what firms say and what they do

If you're under the illusion that sustainability is already embedded into the corporate sector, then it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.

Green IT: how Apple and other big cloud-computing firms are making datacentres more sustainable

Server farms could revolutionise sustainability with easy steps, claim researchers as Apple reveals pioneering solar farm.

Firefly: bringing solar power to everything, everywhere

From humble beginnings hiring out mobile solar panels to outdoor events, Sussex-based Firefly Solar has grown into the UK market leader in clean energy powered generators. The company now has its sights set on further afield. Saran Mishra reports.

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