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Jobs and business news: Colliers International; Sustainability Victoria; Bioregional Australia Foundation

In a sign that things could be getting more interesting for sustainability in the commercial office sector,  Colliers International has a brand-new sustainability team in the real estate management business.

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Circular economy village life: Pipedream or solution to all our woes?  

Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views…

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Circular Economy series #7: Nouvelle-Aquitaine –

We are half way through our series on Circular Economy, explaining the opportunities for Dutch organisations in French regions. Out of 13 French regions that we blog about every week, lucky number 7 is: Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Sustainable Business Covered podcast: An International Women’s Day 2020 special

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns for an 82nd episode and, to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, features exclusive interviews with the women leading the drive to decarbonise the built environment, achieve gender equality in…

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Using Video To Promote Sustainable Tourism

Travel accounts for 10% of the world’s economy, with a record 1.4 billion overseas trips being made in 2019 – a growth of 5% on the previous year.

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EU-Africa strategy and circular economy plan

The European Commission is set to unveil the EU-Africa and the circular economy strategy this week. Additionally, MEPs will hold the plenary session in Brussels after the president David Sassoli cancelled the plenary in Strasbourg due to the coronavirus o…

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Intergravity pioneers sustainable, anti-bacterial fashion

Intergravity is reducing the need to do laundry as often by introducing a line of sustainable clothing that is also anti-bacterial. See the collection here.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: If a leopard can’t change its spots, can supply chains ever be sustainable?

The phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” is used to suggest that it is impossible for someone or something to change its innate nature, no matter how hard they try. Could the same be suggested for supply chains when it comes to sustainability?

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The PCPC’s focus on science, safety, and sustainability

At the start of March, the Personal Care Products Council held its annual meeting event, complete with educational panels, keynotes, and breakout sessions. This year’s topic was sustainability. And Cosmetics Design was there to connect with the experts, hear from industry insiders and allies, and…

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California’s governance innovation for groundwater sustainability

For the past several years, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act has been the talk, not only of the town and of the state, but also of the national and international groundwater and environmental policy community.

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With the ban of single-use plastic bags in New York, FEMAIL rounds up stylish sustainable totes

In an effort to reduce waste, New York joined California and Hawaii on the ban of single-use plastic bags. FEMAIL rounds up stylish recyclable totes.

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Environment Agency planning to declare Abu Dhabi free of single-use plastic bags by 2021

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi today announced a new policy to reduce the amount of single use plastic material in Abu Dhabi and mitigate its harmful effects.The comprehensive policy, which is the first-of-its-kind in the region, aims to keep plastics…

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Aisling Duffy Designs on sustainability and identity –

Walking into Dublin Barista School, I grab a coffee for Duffy and myself. Duffy, true to form, provides her reusable cup while I, tail between my legs, opt for the compostable paper vessels provided by the coffee shop.

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What is the circular economy?

The concept of the circular economy has been around for decades, but this sustainable way of doing business is getting a boost from a new breed of environmentally aware consumers.

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‘Green favela’ fights to live sustainably in Brazil | AFP

At first glance, it looks like any other shantytown in Brazil: a precarious jumble of tin-roof shacks and shoddy streets.
But look closer, and the community garden, rainwater harvesting system and environmental education program are visible too: This “favela” is remarkably green.
 
On the outskirts of Sao Paulo, a concrete jungle of 12 million people, the impoverished community of Vila Nova Esperanca (Village of New Hope) is fighting to be a model of sustainable living.