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  • Greater Manchester's trees contribute £33million a year to economy Nature
    Greater Manchester's trees contribute £33million a year to economy

    City of Trees has completed the biggest i-Tree Eco survey undertaken in the United Kingdom and it highlights the £33million annual value of Greater Manchester's trees to the economy and that 1million trees are at risk.

  • London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products Business
    London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products

    Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

  • Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go Resource & 'Waste'
    Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go

    An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.

  • Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined Food
    Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined

    Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

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Ecohouse for the Homeless

Environment Times is raising money for the homeless this winter by creating a 'virtual ecohouse' in return for donations from companies who supplied their 'virtual products' to help build the house. The generous response has been so successful that the home has instead grown into a housing estate!

Click on the live links in the listing of businesses or organisations below the graphic. That way you can see more details on what they provide.

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We would to thank the following companies for their generosity.

ASL for their solar monitoring system
Ibstock for their bricks
RainWater Harvesting for their Rain Director System
Windhager for their biomass boiler
Silentnight for their double bed
LED Eco Lights for providing the lighting
Biotecture for their living wall
MPA - The Concrete Centre for their sustainable concrete
Hewitech for their stormwater management
Golder Associates for their contaminated land management
Hanovia for their UV water disinfection system
Wienerberger for their slate-looking tile made from clay
Marshalls for their sustainable paving and landscaping
Kingspan Klargester for their specialist wastewater management
PK Safety for their safety boots for a previously homeless man in new job as a builder