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.

The WWT guide shows how constructed wetland can prevent pollutants from getting into waterbodies [photo: Catherine McIlwraith]

Farmers offered help to save soil nutrients with wetlands

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has published a guide to help farmers and farm advisers retain soil nutrients and trap pollution through constructed wetlands.

Charles Cannon says the solar panels will see Ransom Wood Business Park become self-sustaining

Business park becomes self-sustaining with solar farm

Ransom Wood Business Park in Nottinghamshire is now powered by a three-acre solar farm, making it what is thought to be the UK's first self-sustaining business park in terms of energy.

Of homeowners who already have solar panels on their roof, 69 per cent paid for the panels and installation themselves

Sixty per cent of British public would consider solar panels in next five years

Sixty per cent of UK consumers who do not currently have rooftop solar panels would consider having them installed in the next five years, according to new research from Mintel.

Retail

Wake Up To Organic will use breakfast to show the variety of organic produce

Independent organic retailers urged to ‘wake up to organic’

Independent retailers of organic produce are being invited to take part in a new awareness campaign, Wake Up To Organic, by offering passers-by a complimentary breakfast.

Waste & Recycling

Events may include zero waste cookery demonstrations

‘Army of volunteers’ sought to spread zero waste message

Over 1,000 volunteers are being recruited by Zero Waste Scotland to build the circular economy by promoting recycling, re-using, repairing and sharing and to reduce food waste.

Food & Farming

Wake Up To Organic will use breakfast to show the variety of organic produce

Independent organic retailers urged to ‘wake up to organic’

Independent retailers of organic produce are being invited to take part in a new awareness campaign, Wake Up To Organic, by offering passers-by a complimentary breakfast.

Energy

The hydro-electric scheme will meet 55 per cent of the onsite energy requirements of historic Quarry Bank cotton mill

National Trust pushes forward renewable energy goal with Quarry Bank hydro-electric scheme

A new hydro-electric scheme installed at the National Trust's Quarry Bank property near Wilmslow will go live this week, expected to generate over 55 per cent of its onsite energy requirements.

Transport & Cities

Si2 completed the sixth leg of its journey on April 21st

Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing ahead of pioneering Pacific crossing

Solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Nanjing, China where it will prepare to cross the Pacific Ocean in May, a journey which will see the pilot fly five consecutive days and nights using only solar energy.

Green Living

'It's no surprise the latest round of funding has been snapped up so quickly', says Amber Rudd

Third round of Green Deal Home Improvement funding fully allocated

The third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been fully allocated, with £70million going towards making homes in England and Wales more energy efficient.

Events

COP21 is 'the last chance to stay within the 2° Celsius upper limit', says an author of the Earth Statement

Leading scientists mark Earth Day with call to action on climate

The Earth League, an alliance of leading scientists, released a statement on Earth Day calling on world leaders to limit global warming to below 2° Celsius ahead of COP21 in Paris.