New Scottish Energy4All Hydro schemes needing investors

Energy4All will soon be launching a new Community Energy Society in the next few weeks and is looking for investors to support the initiative. The Highland Community Energy Society will be the 24th in the Energy4All family of Societies and the

New look website

Sustainability in practice now has a new circular menu system, using icons to point you towards your interests. The promised list of topics is now complete and up to date. Did you know that the strike price for onshore wind

Climate Week North East, 16-25th March 2018

Climate Week North East (16 -25 March) is a week of events designed to raise awareness of climate change but, more importantly, show what we can all do to make a difference and reduce our carbon footprint in a fun

Biodegradable coffee cups

The proposed 25p tax on disposable coffee cups will reduce cup use, but not solve the basic problem . Plastic does not degrade if left lying on the ground. Microorganisms in nature cannot digest plastic’s long chain molecules.  They can

Secondary glazing for windows

In our 2007-14 granite house refurbishment, we decided to replace all the windows in the house with double glazed units. Two thirds were sliding sash and case; the remainder pivot windows. Two sash and case windows with coloured glass were

Confused by different recyling rules?

It’s infuriating! Every local council seems to have different rules for what can and can’t be put into your household recycling. Some insist you separate things into different containers – glass, paper, plastic, etc. – whilst others let you throw