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Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:11

Back to the classroom for sustainable schools

LESS CO2 shows schools how to build a commitment to the environment into their culture (Image: Andrew Aitchison/Ashden)

Senior management staff from 56 schools across London, Devon, Essex, Surrey and Hampshire are going back to the classroom this month to start a year-long programme to learn about how to save money on their fuel bills and cut their carbon emissions.

Now in its 4th year, our LESS CO2 Programme involves groups of schools joining together to take part in a practical learning programme facilitated by a ‘mentor’ school that has already achieved significant carbon savings.

Fri, 29/08/2014 - 09:28

2015 Ashden Awards now open for entries


Ashden launched its call for entries for its 2015 Awards today, marking the start of its search for pioneering programmes and enterprises that will be showcased as sustainable energy leaders at the Ashden Awards in June next year.

We are looking for applicants across three categories of Award: UK, International and Sustainable Travel. Up to 12 awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society on 11 June, with each winner to receive a prize fund of up to £40,000.

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 09:09

New report reveals finance and support gap for clean energy access enterprises

Solar panel on thatched roof

A new report published today by Ashden and Christian Aid reveals how donors, investors, technical experts and policy makers can improve support to enterprises providing access to clean energy in the developing world.

Some 1.3 billion people live without electricity, while nearly 3 billion people cook on open fires or inefficient cookstoves, damaging health and keeping people trapped in poverty.

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:46

2014 Ashden Award winners announced

St Faiths, Cambridge, win an Ashden School Award

 

 

Fourteen trailblazing sustainable energy enterprises from the UK, France, Belgium, Africa, India and Southeast Asia have been announced today (22 May) as winners of this year’s Ashden Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards. Winners were announced at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:21

Finalists announced for the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel

Tisséo has made public transport a desirable option in Toulouse


Today we have announced the four finalists for the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel. Living Streets, Ecotricity, Stad Mechelen in Belgium and Tisséo in Toulouse, France, have each moved a step closer to winning a share of a £30,000 prize fund. Two winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony in London on 22 May 2014.

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 08:42

Finalists announced for 2014 Ashden Awards

A major focus for this year’s awards will be how access to clean energy improves the lives of women and girls

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 14th Ashden Awards, which will shine a light on sustainable energy trailblazers from the UK and across the globe that are tackling climate change and transforming people’s lives.

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