The town with no waste

Just as another example of what can be achieved in sustainability, did you know there is a town in Japan with virtually no waste? The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken its commitment to sustainability to a whole new level. While the rest of Japan is reported to have a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu surpasses its neighbors with a staggering 80 percent. After becoming aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with burning garbage, the town instated the Zero Waste Declaration with the goal of being completely waste-free by 2020. Watch 4-minute video about Kamikatsu by Great Big Story on youtube…

Can we make the world a better place by 2030?

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The UN believes we can, but not if we continue with business as usual. The UN agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green did a great 15 min TED talk in 2015 inviting us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved. Thought-provoking stuff. Read more…

Expo Invites Energy Thought Leaders to Join 2019 event

The Big Sustainability Expo (Southampton) opens its doors for the fourth year on October 8th at the home of Hampshire Cricket. The Expo, located at the Hilton Ageas Bowl is a highly focussed look at Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management with up to 100 exhibitors, a keynote speaker theatre and a LearnZone programme of workshops held throughout the day.  Organisers and sustainability consultancy, The Southern Sustainability Partnership, has now agreed the plans to launch an Energy Thought Leadership Hub for the 2019 event. The Hub will support organisations serving the renewable energy, energy management and energy reduction solutions marketplace, inviting them to take a thought leadership role on the day.

Director, Lynda Daniels: “Energy remains a consideration for many organisations. However, it also comes with one one of their biggest question marks due to the perceived size of the investment and its payback time. For this reason, we need to provide greater clarity on the subject and with it invite those who will take a leadership role.  The Hub creates a 30-minute keynote address for each participating company, coupled with a space on the Hub show floor to aid collaboration and to keep these important conversations going.”
With its easy air, road and rail links, the Expo continues to attract delegates from large corporations, the public and private sectors and SMEs from across the UK.  Delegate places and all workshops and keynote presentations are free, as is parking on site.
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