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This weekend millions of us around the world will be switching off all non-essential lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm (local time) as a symbolic display of solidarity for the planet.
If we don’t take action on climate change, we could lose up to 50% of species from the world’s most precious places by the end of this century.
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Today is International Women’s Day, so we’re catching up with Local Green Points’ Client Services Manager, Dottie Allan, to find out more about her work in the waste and recycling industry.
Only 30% of employees are engaged in their jobs, which means the other 70% of our workforce are getting paid to eat, sleep, work, repeat. Finding a way to address this vast amount of people who are sleep-walking through their jobs is the task of Glen Elliot, in his new book: Build it – the Rebel Playbook for Employee Engagement.
If you’ve heard about China’s Plastic Ban, you’re probably wondering how it will affect plastic recycling the UK...
Fairtrade Fortnight is running from the 26th February - 11th March this year. Fairtrade products ensure decent working conditions, local sustainability, better prices and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from food and drink, to clothes and even gold. So if you're looking to become a more ethical consumer, keep reading for our top tips on how to make it happen.
Start with the easy items
We’ve reached the time of year when New Year’s Resolutions go out of the window. You survived January, it’s cold and wet out and your motivation is slipping. Don’t give up! We’ve gathered some top tips from members of the JUMP team for sticking to your exercise goals in 2018 while doing some good for your community too.
This week we heard that the UK government is considering adopting a plastic bottle scheme, similar to one used in Norway.
Transport accounts for around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, so travelling sustainably is one of the most important things you do to cut down your carbon footprint.
Walking and cycling are the greenest options for commuting to work, with zero emissions associated to these forms of transport. But if you live far away from work and walking or cycling isn’t an option for you, there are still plenty of things you can do to make your journey in a car more energy efficient and less harmful to the planet.
Warwickshire County Council has been working in partnership with Local Green Points over the last 18 months to deliver the innovative Slim Your Bin campaign for residents across Warwickshire. The collaborative nature of the project and its success in improving recycling behaviours across the county has earned the campaign a nomination for the 2018 Collaboration Award with the Institute for Continuous Improvement in Public Services (ICiPS).
The Slim Your Bin campaign launched in November 2016 across Warwickshire’s five Boroughs and Districts as part of a drive to encourage households to recycle more and throw away less, thus ‘slimming’ their rubbish bins. Residents are encouraged to change their behaviours towards waste and recycling through a communications campaign, website and app and are rewarded for their actions with individual and community based prizes.
The Warwickshire Recycling Champion of the Year 2018 contest has since been launched ...