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Building a greener society – heat wave blues

Behind this summer’s clear skies, climate pressures are mounting. As areas of the UK look set to return to above-average temperatures, Ecology non-executive director, Alison ...

2 August 2018 Read more
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Earth Overshoot Day: how can we reduce the impact of our buildings?

As Earth Overshoot Day looms large, we consider five ways to improve the environmental performance of the UK’s homes and buildings.  Ongoing speculation about the trajectory ...

24 July 2018 Read more
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Building a greener society – the power to make a difference through our food choices

Following our Board meeting earlier this month, non-executive director Alison Vipond discusses the environmental benefits of reducing meat consumption in her latest ‘building ...

10 November 2017 Read more
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Plan, plan, plan – Daryl and Hannah’s renovation blog part 2

Three months into Daryl and Hannah’s renovation In the second instalment of our new regular blog feature Daryl, a website manager, and Hannah, a Director of a parenting ...

8 August 2017 Read more
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It’s happening – Daryl and Hannah’s renovation

In a new regular blog feature Daryl, a website manager, and Hannah, a Director of a parenting advice company, will be sharing their experiences of their renovation and retrofit ...

28 June 2017 Read more
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Building a greener society – the feel good benefits of participation

Following this month’s Board meeting, in her latest building a greener society blog non-executive director Alison Vipond provides an update on how our staff and members have ...

14 June 2017 Read more
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Building a greener society – change starts with all of us

Following this month’s Board meeting, non-executive director Alison Vipond provides an update on the challenge of implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the ...

9 March 2017 Read more
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Step-by-step approach to renovation and retrofit

In a guest blog for Ecology, Paul Smith, Certified Passivhaus Consultant at the Green Building Store discusses the challenge of renovating and retrofitting our existing housing ...

10 February 2017 Read more
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The challenge of building more affordable homes – Rob Greenland of Leeds Community Homes guest blogs for Ecology

Rob Greenland, a founder member of Leeds Community Homes guest blogs on the challenges of building more affordable homes and shares the latest on a new community-led housing ...

15 December 2016 Read more
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Building a greener society – Reflecting on ‘True Leadership’

Following our December Board meeting, non-executive director Alison Vipond shares her thoughts on true leadership in a post-truth world. There is so much ground to cover, where do ...

7 December 2016 Read more
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Building a Greener Society – Climate change, fracking, community-led housing and Good Money Week 2016

Great news! On 5 October, the threshold for entry into force of the UN Paris Accord on Climate Change was achieved. 81 parties of the 197 signatories have so far ‘ratified’ ...

27 October 2016 Read more
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Happy 1st Birthday Global Goals

Following this month’s Board meeting, non-executive director Alison Vipond shares her thoughts on the latest developments in the world of global climate change policy and ...

23 September 2016 Read more