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Digital Carbon Footprint – New report reveals higher carbon cost per year than round the world flights
Digital Carbon Footprint – New report reveals higher carbon cost per year than round the world flights

Nearly 80% of us failing to consider the environmental impact of our data use online, ‘dirty data’ habits could be silently contributing as much to global emissions as international air travel.

Latest Sustainability News | Water | October 2021
Latest Sustainability News | Water | October 2021

This month we've been talking a lot about water - why we need it, where it comes from, how to storage, save and measure it...  But it's also been featured in the media a lot this month too.

We need to stop burning stuff
We need to stop burning stuff

#StopBurningStuff - A special episode ahead of the UN Climate Change Convention (COP26)

Are we running out of water?
Are we running out of water?

Despite water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population endures extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year. So are we running out of clean water?

Forests are a lifeline for people and planet
Forests are a lifeline for people and planet

Forests are a lifeline for both people and planet, and are the second largest global store of carbon on our planet. Yet they are being cleared, burned or degraded at an alarming rate. But what can you do to help prevent further deforestation?

Latest Sustainability News | Energy | September 2021
Latest Sustainability News | Energy | September 2021

This month we've been talking a lot about energy, how it's produced, how to save it and where to buy it, and it's been featured a lot in the media too.

What is air pollution?
What is air pollution?

What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health.

Why does the wedding industry need to be more sustainable?
Why does the wedding industry need to be more sustainable?

As part of our #DrivingSustainableChange series we interviewed Gwenda Jeffs about the changes she has seen in the industry since taking over the GREEN UNION, through the pandemic and her predictions for the future.

Latest Sustainability News | Waste | August 2021
Latest Sustainability News | Waste | August 2021

Waste has been a real issue across the industry for many years, and although people are more aware of the damage that single use can do, in busy times they fall back into old habits and choose convenience over conscience. 

Three ways your business can reduce it’s energy consumption right now!
Three ways your business can reduce it’s energy consumption right now!

Every business has an environmental impact, and a substantial part of this comes from the energy used to run buildings and equipment. We asked the team at Energy Solutions Oxfordshire what their top three tips are to reduce energy consumption right now.

What does the IPCC report mean?
What does the IPCC report mean?

"If we combine forces now, we can avert climate catastrophe. But, as today's report makes clear, there is no time for delay and no room for excuses. I count on government leaders and all stakeholders to ensure COP26 is a success." UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Latest Sustainability News | Carbon | July 2021
Latest Sustainability News | Carbon | July 2021

As we reach the half way point in the year, I think it's fair to say that no one expected we'd be where we are... this is our monthly round up of sustainability news from across the globe.

How can you make your small business more sustainable?
How can you make your small business more sustainable?

Understand what you can do to have a positive impact on the environment. It's not just about saving the planet, it's great for your brand reputation and bottom line too!

British Flower Week: Celebrating growers, florists and wholesalers
British Flower Week: Celebrating growers, florists and wholesalers

Today is the start of a weeklong celebration of the beauty and variety of British cut flowers, foliage and plants, as well as the florists, growers and wholesalers across the country.

Why I’ve decided to make my business a more sustainable one
Why I’ve decided to make my business a more sustainable one

As part of our Driving Sustainable Change series, we're talking to business owners and sustainability champions. Today we hear from Jo about how she made her business more sustainable.

Conscious Connections

Conscious Connection events are for local suppliers to come together, network and learn from each other.

Being sustainable isn’t just about reducing waste or energy consumption, it flows through everything we do, in our businesses and in the weddings, we produce. The most common thing we hear when talking to business owners is that they want to be more sustainable, but just don’t know where to start. There is so much in the media about being green, but in reality, it can be a little overwhelming.

The Sustainable Wedding Alliance are here to support you, to help you to build a business that you’re proud of, one that has sustainability at its core and that balances people and planet.

Temple of Peace, Cardiff

Thursday 11th November | 10:00 – 11:30

Join us for the first networking event in Wales on Thursday 11th November from 10 to 11:30am at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff. Sponsored by Wild Roots Kitchen & Bar.

We invite businesses from across Wales to join our Founder, Michelle Miles and Welsh sustainable wedding consultant, Zoe Binning, to hear first hand how you can make your business more sustainable, and attract environmentally conscious couples.

Hayne House, Nr Hythe, Kent

Tuesday 16th November | 10:00 – 11:30

Join us for the first networking event in Kent on Tuesday 16th November from 10 to 11:30am at Hayne House, near Hythe.

Join us at the Conscious Connections event at Hayne House and hear first hand how they have developed their business to more sustainable, why they’ve joined the UN race to zero and what simple sustainable initiatives have been the most successful.