The Church of England has also released a climate change policy

Church of England divests from coal and tar sands

The Church of England has announced the £12million divestment from thermal coal and tar sands.

'Natural and organic beauty products are becoming increasingly mainstream', says Natural Beauty Yearbook's publisher

Natural and organic beauty retailers invited to compete in new awards

The publisher of the Natural Beauty Yearbook has launched the Natural Beauty Retail Awards, with shops invited to nominate themselves for prizes in a range of categories.

Solar is the most favoured renewable energy technology among the British public

DECC figures show 80% public support for renewable energy

The REA has reiterated its call for political parties to address the renewable energy sector following the release of DECC research that shows 78 per cent of British people support it.

In 2013/14, 1.7million tonnes of carbon were saved as a result of recycling metals and plastics, the report finds

Local authorities make record CO2 savings from recycling

Local councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland saved more CO2 in 2013/14 than in any previous year while improving their Eunomia Recycling Carbon Index performance, the environmental consultancy has revealed.

Waste & Recycling

Company Shop handles more than 30,000 tonnes of surplus stock from the food supply chain each year

Company Shop’s food waste achievement recognised with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Surplus food redistribution business Company Shop has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise, with judges noting its 'outstanding achievement' in sustainable development.

Food & Farming

Kuapa farmer's daughter Jenny Botwe with a Divine chocolate bar

Divine Chocolate merges UK and USA businesses

Social enterprise Divine Chocolate has announced a merger of its UK and USA businesses which will provide the company with 'a wider consumer reach' and more resilience, it says.

Energy

F1 technology will help keep cool air within the refrigeration units

Formula One aerodynamics boost energy efficiency of supermarket fridges

Williams and Aerofoil Energy have collaborated to develop an aerodynamic device designed to improve the energy efficiency of supermarket refrigerators.

Transport & Cities

'Curbing the health effects of air pollution pays dividends', says WHO

Premature deaths and diseases caused by air pollution costs $1.6t, finds WHO

A WHO report has calculated that the economic cost of premature deaths and diseases caused by air pollution in the WHO European Region in 2010 totalled $1.6trillion.

Green Living

Natural and Organic Products Europe moved to a new venue for 2015

Reaction to Natural and Organic Products Europe ‘overwhelmingly positive’

The reaction to Natural and Organic Products Europe 2015 'has been overwhelmingly positive', according to its organiser, with 9,200 delegates visiting the show at its new venue of London's Excel.

Events

Natural and Organic Products Europe moved to a new venue for 2015

Reaction to Natural and Organic Products Europe ‘overwhelmingly positive’

The reaction to Natural and Organic Products Europe 2015 'has been overwhelmingly positive', according to its organiser, with 9,200 delegates visiting the show at its new venue of London's Excel.