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Five ways to tell if a company has gone fluffy on sustainability

This is a guest post by Ramon Arratia, sustainability director of carpet maker Interface EMEAI.  There’s been a huge amount of activity in the corporate sustainability field over the past decade. But although the overall the impression is that we have achieved … Continue reading

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How making a game of climate change could help save the planet

This guest post is by energy and climate change consultant Paula Owen. It first appeared on GreenBiz.com Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental action. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding … Continue reading

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What’s the link between the rising tide of populist politics and climate denial?

This post is by Matthew Lockwood, senior research fellow at the University of Exeter. Last week I blogged on how UKIP’s rise has been mirrored by a rise in the proportion of people saying that they do not think the world … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful

Unlike most people working on environmental issues, I spend most of my time finding and telling good news stories. When not editing the Green Alliance blog, I work on earthrise, an environmental TV show on Al Jazeera English that features … Continue reading

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Are fuel prices the nation’s greatest concern?

This post by Federica Cocco first appeared on Full Fact on March 4th 2013. In today’s politics roundup, the Sun reports that three quarters of the British public are concerned about one big national issue. If you think it’s the economy or … Continue reading

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Sceptics, climate change and the media

This is a guest post by James Painter of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism It’s nearly Christmas, so it must be the end of another round of UN climate talks.  One of the less reported aspects of this … Continue reading

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How creating pop-up cafes and homework clubs can encourage people to save energy

This post is by Green Alliance policy assistant Jonny Hazell, who worked on Waste Watch’s Our Common Place project, which has recently published a report on its first year. Waste Watch’s Our Common Place programme emerged from the simple idea … Continue reading

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Three things we can learn from video games

This is a guest post by Olly Lawder of sustainability communications agency Futerra. Nothing is more engaging, distracting, entertaining or compulsive than video games. Don’t believe me? Then you either haven’t played them or you simply haven’t found the right one … Continue reading

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Four top communications campaigns that DECC could learn from

Tucked away at the back of Green Alliance’s recent report Neither sermons nor silence are some great examples of how government communication can be done well. The report argues that to get quick, widespread take up of consumer-facing energy policies such as the Green … Continue reading

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Why a low carbon transition can’t be brought about by stealth

This post is by Green Alliance’s director, Matthew Spencer. A version of this article first appeared in the ENDS report. When Clement Atlee was asked how Churchill won the war he said ‘talking about it’. He imbued confidence in a … Continue reading

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