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Top Energy Users in the Home: Heating and Cooling (47%)

By Lauren Liles on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post This is one of the facts that we learned on Thursday 13th October at the first Low Carbon Heatons event organised by Sustainable Living in the Heatons. The event, chaired by Phil Korbel , Carbon Co-Op, hosted an audience of …

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Can Psychology Increase Sustainability by Design? [Part 2]

By Ellen Poliakoff on behalf of SLH As part of the British Science Festival, I wanted to hear how psychologists are bringing their insights to sustainability. Prof Katerina Fotopolou from University College London began with some shocking statistics about clothing. Globally 10% of carbon emissions are from the clothing industry. And a single pair of …

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Can Psychology Increase Sustainability by Design? [Part 1]

By Ellen Poliakoff on behalf of SLH As part of the British Science Festival, I wanted to hear how psychologists are bringing their insights to sustainability. Making Peace with Plastic (2021) Professor Thomas Webb from the University of Sheffield challenged some of our pre-conceptions about plastic. For example, cucumbers wrapped in plastic might not necessarily …

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SLH Is Back at the Savoy for the Great Big Green Week 2022!

By Sarah Kemp-Ellis on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the September edition of Heatons Post Sustainable Living in the Heatons and the Savoy cinema have teamed up again for another environmental film screening this September. To mark this year’s Great Big Green Week, the Savoy will be showing a documentary called The Ants and the Grasshopper (12A) on …

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Our Journey towards Sustainable Eating

By Sheila Bayliss on behalf of SLH Plastic-Free July is nearly upon us again, and it’s prompted our family to reflect on the choices we make when buying food. Over the last few years, we have significantly reduced our consumption of single-use plastics, but a few convenience-based habits are beginning to creep back in (because well, we’re human!) …

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Sustainable Living in the Heatons and The Savoy Join Forces for a Double Bill of Environmental Films This Month

By Sarah Kemp-Ellis on behalf of SLH Next up is another shorter documentary with subtitles called “We The Power“ (12A) by Patagonia Films. This film follows the progress of local energy co-operatives in the UK, Germany and Spain in their efforts to stop relying on big businesses for energy. These groups are striving to make …

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