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Ashden news
The 2015 Ashden School Awards are open for applications, looking for carbon-cutting schools across the UK.
Ashden news
Find out which organisations have made it one step closer to becoming an Ashden International Award winner in 2015 and being recognised as a leader in sustainable energy.
Emma-Louise Frost
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.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Read the highlights of yesterday's #ashdenpolicychat.
Ashden news
The countdown to the 2015 Ashden Awards begins today with the announcement of the shortlists for the UK and Sustainable Travel Awards.
Emma-Louise Frost
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.
Simon Brammer
By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager
With less than two months to go until the general election, we recently asked our UK winners what the future government – whatever shade, or combination of shades, it may be could be doing to promote sustainable energy.
Alex Green
By Alex Green, Travel and School Awards Manager
Alex manages the process of selecting our sustainable travel winners each year – often comparing car-sharing schemes with green travel planning, electric vehicles with online travel software, and many more variations on the theme of low-carbon travel. Here is her advice on how to make 2015 your year of sustainable travel.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Is using social media a better way to spread our positive stories about tackling climate change than 'traditional' mainstream media?
Guest blogger
By Bex McIntosh, Principal Programme Manager, Global Action Plan
Find out what Global Action Plan have been up to since winning our Behaviour Change Award last year.
Emma-Louise Frost
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.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
On 27 January 2015 we held a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons to highlight the work our UK winners are doing to improve lives through sustainable energy.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Ashden winners are expanding, winning more plaudits, publishing high-level research reports and generally being fabulous.
Ashden news
The longlist for the 2015 Ashden Awards is announced today, 13 January 2015.
Chhavi Sharma
By Chhavi Sharma, International Programme Manager
Our 2014 international winners have been going from strength to strength since receiving their Ashden Awards in May last year. International Programme Manager Chhavi Sharma gives an update.
Emma-Louise Frost
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.
Emma-Louise Frost
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.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Michael Saxton, MD of Grayling Future Planet, shares his insights on how sustainable energy companies can improve their communications.
Jo Walton
By Jo Walton, Ashden Head of Communications and Deputy Director
To represent Ashden at the Future Summit conference, held in New York by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was a privilege. Seeing countries all over the world pledging to improve the lives of women and girls through sustainable energy re-affirmed the importance of our winners' work.
By Ellen Dobbs, Ashden International Programme Officer
'Plop plop' means 'quick, quick' in Creole, which is spoken in Haiti, where Founder Duquesne Fednard and his team sells fuel-efficient cookstoves. I caught up with him to find out how the business is getting on.
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