Blog posts by Emma-Louise Frost

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By Ellie Mika, Communications Assistant

Brexit, Trump and climate change – there is a lot to be worried about in the current state of the world, but Lord Deben remains hopeful and sees the future of climate action as an opportunity for the world to unite to solve these issues.

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By Ellie Mika, Communications Assistant

Join us for Earth Hour this Saturday 25 March to show your support for action on climate change by switching off your lights for an hour at 8:30pm.

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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
In September I was lucky enough to visit the 2016 Ashden Sustainable Travel Award winner, Bridges to Prosperity (B2P).
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Last year, two outstanding organisations won Ashden Awards for their work installing micro-hydro power in Pakistan, and establishing micro-grids in Kenya. So far, so far away. However, after meeting in London whilst collecting their awards they saw a potential for sharing knowledge.
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By Elke Fabry, Ashden communications intern
Less than a year ago Belgian company Tapazz won the Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel. Maarten Kooiman shares with Ashden some innovative tech developments and how Ashden has helped.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We are excited to announce the 2016 Ashden Awards finalists.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
SHINE is helping people to improve conditions in their homes when the Great British winter is making things cold and damp - this saves money being spent on energy bills and improves people's health too.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
This Conference of Parties has received so much media attention from such a wide variety of sources that even your least green-aware friends will have heard of it. Here’s how to bring up the subject without sounding too pious.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
To show the importance of the climate change talks happening at COP21 in Paris at the moment, we have made three 30 second films about how sustainable energy improves lives.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We asked Kate Brown, Group Director for Sustainability at Grosvenor, our Sustainable Buildings Award funder, what they look for in a winning project and how they think the future of sustainable buildings is looking.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Stephen Green, Environmental Coordinator at award-winning Ringmer Community College (East Sussex), talks about what makes the school stand out in environmental terms and how he feels schools and pupils can benefit from managing energy and resources better.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Join in the chat to find out more about what schools are already doing to become more sustainable and where the sector is heading.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Find out how charcoal bags are helping to spread important social messages in Cambodia.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Hildah Wanjiku is a Sales Manager at BURN Manufacturing, along with her colleagues she came to London in June to receive their 2015 Award.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
It’s nearing the end of the school summer holidays, and you may very well be running out of ideas to entertain the kids...
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
For the first time ever the Pope's Encyclical addresses climate change as a direct effect of human behaviour. Our winners are combating this effect, both reducing carbon emissions and benefiting some of the world's poorest people.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Yesterday, 9 June, was the 2015 Ashden International Conference, The Business of Energy: Enterprising solutions to the energy access challenge. It was standing room only in the room at Kings Place, to see the finalists' presentations followed by two lively panel discussions.
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By Eugene Amusin, Ashden Judge
Eugene is a Portfolio Development Manager at Citi, which is sponsoring the Ashden Award for Business Innovation this year, and also an Ashden judge.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
How far can business go to meet the energy needs of the poor? Join in the conversation and take part in out twitter chat on 26 May at 3pm BST by following #EnergyEnterprise on twitter.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We could've listed many more than 10, but we restrained ourselves. Find out why you should come along to one of our Awards Week events and book your tickets.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
You might have already guessed we didn't mean the one from Top Gear, but we chatted to Founder of GreenTraveller and Ashden judge Richard Hammond about all things sustainable travel...
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
With shortlisting in full swing for our Awards in June, find out who our new judges are and what makes them the best people for the job.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Celebrating all of the amazing women that we work with in the clean energy sector, from Award winners to business leaders.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Feeling the cold? We find out what can be done to stop fuel poverty and help thousands of people to make their homes warmer for less.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
They may be slightly late, but it's never too late to start changing little, or big, things in our lives to be more sustainable.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
This year has been a busy one. From the floods in February, to the news that 2014 has been the hottest year on record, climate change and renewable energy has been in the news a lot – and we’re not expecting it to get any quieter next year.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
On Tuesday, Ashden hosted a lecture to discuss future cities in the developed and developing world. Sir David King was the speaker, introduced by our Founder Director, Sarah Butler-Sloss, and one our trustees, Solitaire Townsend of Futerra hosted a Q&A afterwards followed by networking, canapés and drinks.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
I've been checking the diary to see what's coming up over the coming months at Ashden, where we'll be and what our winners have been up to - it looks like Christmas is going to come around pretty quickly...
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Ann-Marie Hopkins, a teacher at South Farnborough Infant School in Hampshire, is one of the mentors for the new year of our LESS CO2 Programme. This year-long programme of workshops and mentoring starts later this month and will help schools in Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Devon learn how to reduce their fuel bills and cut carbon emissions.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Baffled by the Base of Pyramid, confused by CFL, or annoyed by acronyms? For all of us involved in the sustainable energy sector it’s easy to slip into using jargon as shorthand. The trouble is, using esoteric terms doesn’t really help inspire others about the fantastic low-carbon world we want to create.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
There has been a rush of positive stories from the sustainable energy world recently, from record-breaking statistics of the percentage of energy coming from renewable sources, to the world’s first eco-friendly mosque. Here are just some of the inspiring news stories I’ve seen over the last few weeks.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
The Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective is a network of Indian winners of the prestigious Ashden awards. They held a seminar on June 24 covering Renewable Energy in Rural Development.  Chaired by Manish Gupta, Minister of Power and Non-Conventional Energy, West Bengal, the seminar was attended by government officials, international organisations, renewable energy entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, researchers and academicians.
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By Elly White, Solar Aid
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Wednesday was a very busy day at Ashden. This year we are focusing on partnerships more than ever, so we had two events in one day about making and benefitting from them.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
If you haven’t been following us on twitter for the past few months, then you have missed out on some funny, insightful and creative tweets… That’s not us being big-headed, we have some amazing followers, including our winners that have entertained and educated us.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Ok, so I’m not really ‘new’ anymore – I started in October – but, this was my first Awards Ceremony with Ashden and in the weeks running up to the big day, I definitely felt like a novice again. It was a real eye-opener to see all the work that goes into planning a whole week of events. There are fundraisers, dinners, round tables, the International Conference and, of course, the Awards Ceremony itself.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Happy Earth Day 2014! All over the world people are getting involved with projects and activities to promote the need for environmental protection and demonstrate their support for a healthy future for our children and their planet.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Following on from the ‘Behind the scenes…’ interviews we have featured with a couple of our external assessors, it’s now the turn of Anne Wheldon, our Knowledge and Research Adviser. I asked her about her trip to Burkina Faso to visit Kéré Architecture, which has designed and built naturally ventilated schools that give children a comfortable environment to study in.
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By Victoria Flynn, Fundraising and UK research assistant
The best bit about Ashden has to be our winners. So filling a room full of them makes for a pretty exciting and inspiring day.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We caught up with David Fulford, a ten-year veteran of assessing Ashden Awards applicants, to find out what he has encountered on his many assessment trips, and why they continue to be both surprising and moving.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
On International Women's Day we thought it important to remember the role of clean energy access in acting as  a catalyst for change in the prospects of women and girls around the world. Aside from having financial, health and social benefits, it offers new opportunities to develop skills and careers in the energy sector.
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By Richard Griffiths, Business Development Manager, Parity Projects
We won our Ashden award in 2012, at a time when there was a great deal going on in the home energy efficiency market. With the Green Deal on the horizon, it was a vital time for us to make our mark and to make sure that we weren’t swept away by the entry of a number of big companies into the sector.
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By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Here in the Ashden comms team we’ve put together a list of our top 10 influential sustainable energy tweeters that we’ve been following in 2013 – we thought you might find it useful.