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RSA Video - Animate Series

The RSA have produced a video on what a company should look like. We were with a company talking about business and they were enquiring how we work and what our ethics are. We explained about our 'working with charities policy', ... read more

Painting by numbersPainting by numbers

With the laborious and time consuming data collection & cleaning complete I was hoping to have a day playing with maps, instead I spent the day painting by numbers- not a bad life. ... read more

November 2016 Legal UpdatesNovember 2016 Legal Updates

The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016 sets out provisions of the 2014 Act that came into force on 1st November 2016. ... read more

A guide to transitioning - ISO 14001:2015A guide to transitioning - ISO 14001:2015

It's been over a year since the new ISO 14001 standard was launched and what's become clear, is that there is no set way to meet the requirements. The subjectivity means that external auditors must go in to each audit with an open mind, due to the increas ... read more

Green Element are Hiring.....Green Element are Hiring.....

Green Element are looking for a person that holds environmental issues close to their heart. We are looking for someone for a part-time role. Green Element are a small organisation and looking for an individual in which passion and commitment are driving ... read more

Finding a strong relationship is never easy.Finding a strong relationship is never easy.

I have on paper some perfect matches, I know their background, their strengths and weaknesses, I have mixed in academic research and personal experience to understand the relationships that could potentially flourish and thought about the circumstances wh ... read more

October 2016 Legal UpdatesOctober 2016 Legal Updates

This month we wanted to highlight a piece of legislation that came into force on 24th February 2016. The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 ... read more

Lighter Side - Green Element Monthly (September 2016)

It is great when your personal values and beliefs conflate with your personal life in such a way that you are able to watch a season of TV (Now on its 2nd!) and really just settle in for those long winter nights coming up. Watch it and let us know what yo ... read more

September 2016 Legal UpdatesSeptember 2016 Legal Updates

This month we wanted to highlight a piece of legislation that came into force earlier this year. The Unauthorised Deposit of Waste (Fixed Penalties) Regulations 2016 amended Part 2 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to establish ... read more

Welcome to Green Element Monthly (August 2016)

Welcome to the August edition of Green Element Monthly. After the month before and all that excitement and disappointment, this month feels it has been a bit slow, but with amazing weather! (Depending on where in the country you are based)..... With Schoo ... read more

Welcome to Green Element Monthly (July 2016)

Welcome to the July edition of Green Element Monthly. It’s been an interesting month to say the least. As an environmental management consultancy, Green Element has no political beliefs or associations, but we do follow and comment on environmental policy ... read more

Exciting Future.......Exciting Future.......

I voted remain. I am the CEO and founder of the Environmental Management Consultancy – Green Element. We are a BCorp and I believe we are on the way to be one of the more ethical profitable companies in ... read more

Welcome to Green Element Monthly (June 2016)

Welcome to the June edition of Green Element Monthly. We have another winner! Well 2 actually! More below.... Hopefully next time we will be able to put their name in the monthly! I need to get out of a very short habit of pulling the name out of the hat ... read more

May 2016 Legal UpdatesMay 2016 Legal Updates

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 were approved on March 15th this year. There were a number of changes but we believe the most relevant is Regulation 7A which brings the EPB Regulations in line with the ... read more

Regents University Case StudyRegents University Case Study

Not only have Regent’s University seen significant financial benefits but they have developed a more sustainable relationship with the environment and are inspiring the next generation to appreciate the importance of nurturing this relationship, whilst ma ... read more

Welcome to Green Element Monthly (April 2016)

Welcome to the April edition of Green Element Monthly. We have been thinking about how we can help you green up your business. We are wanting to hold a 'raffle' every month giving a way 1/2 a day of free 'offsite' consultancy; this is a way that 'we' as a ... read more

April 2016 Legal UpdatesApril 2016 Legal Updates

Recently, Green Element have been asked a number of questions regarding lighting and any legal limitations they have when fitting and replacing new lamps. ... read more

Welcome to Green Element Monthly (March 2016)

Welcome to the March edition of Green Element Monthly. In this catch up we will hopefully entice you more on trains! I read an amazing article about the benefits of train travel, it really hit the nail on the head on why we/some people travel on trains. I ... read more

March 2016 Legal UpdatesMarch 2016 Legal Updates

Under an amendment to The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, as of 1st April 2016 businesses will no longer be required to register as a Hazardous Waste Producer (currently costing £18 a year). Up until that date companies are only required ... read more

Some Good News on CO2 Emissions for 2015

It is likely that we have all become accustomed to reading in the news progressively negative chatter about CO2 emissions increasing year on year. Indeed many of us may have now got used this ‘doomsday scenario’ becoming a reality. However, it is likely t ... read more

COP21 results in Paris Agreement: What does it mean?COP21 results in Paris Agreement: What does it mean?

The UN climate conference (COP21) ended last Saturday, with a historic premiere as 196 countries agreed on a deal to tackle global warming. The Paris Agreement arrived eighteen years after the last international treaty on climate change the Kyoto Protocol ... read more

Personal or Centralised Waste Bins: The BreakdownPersonal or Centralised Waste Bins: The Breakdown

There is an ever growing consensus for companies to take charge of their waste. Factors such as costs, legislation and CSR requirements are leading to a mounting pressure on organisations and ultimately, facility managers to do more. A decision to remove ... read more

The Royal Parks Foundation- Second VisitThe Royal Parks Foundation- Second Visit

Today at the Education Centre we were happy to welcome a class of 25 A-level students from St. Xavier School. The school does not have any green spaces and for many of them, the outdoors is not where they would think of spending most of their time. Saddy, ... read more

Get Hooked on Fishing – Ninth Volunteer VisitGet Hooked on Fishing – Ninth Volunteer Visit

It had been a busy summer for GHOF and with the arrival of term time it was another week with the Insight School Skills Academy; a school to help young people who need extra support. We had a familiar group who by now were ready to start their cast awards ... read more

The Royal Parks Foundation- First visitThe Royal Parks Foundation- First visit

Today is the Wild Water Discovery Day (appropriate theme seeing that it poured it down with rain all day long). Luckily, the Lookout in Hyde Park, where the Centre is based, offers two large indoors areas, where various arts and crafts have been set up fo ... read more

How environmental are our football clubs?How environmental are our football clubs?

At times, football does great things for communities but this rarely involves the environment. From travelling fans creating tonnes of waste to the mass energy usage of the stadiums they go to, it is undeniable that clubs have a significantly large enviro ... read more

Green Element are Hiring.....Green Element are Hiring.....

Green Element are looking for a person that holds environmental issues close to their heart. We are looking for someone for a full-time role. Green Element are a small organisation and looking for an individual in which passion and commitment are driving ... read more

How do I safely dispose of paint and chemicals?How do I safely dispose of paint and chemicals?

This is a question that crops up again and again – and not knowing the correct way to throw away unwanted paint or chemicals often leads people to guiltily toss them in with the general rubbish, or worse, down the drain – believing that the sewage plant w ... read more

Get Hooked on Fishing – Fifth Volunteer VisitGet Hooked on Fishing – Fifth Volunteer Visit

Spring has most definitely sprung at Get Hooked On Fishing Ealing. Over the past week or so the daytime temperatures were in double figures which is normally the time I like to dust the rods off and get on the bank. I'm sure anglers all over the country h ... read more

LiFi

The lightest, brightest, fastest digital data streaming - coming to a street lamp near you ... read more

Small Business PackagesSmall Business Packages

This package helps a business understand their environmental footprint and has the endorsement of having a recognised and reputable consultancy with a [great reputation](http://www.greenelement.co.uk/endorsements/) help you implement an environmental mana ... read more

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory emissions trading scheme that applies to large businesses and public sector organisations in the UK. Green Element can assist you with the following requirements ... read more

Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)

A CCA is a voluntary agreement by energy-intensive businesses to meet energy-efficiency and carbon-saving targets, in return for a discount of up to 90% on the [Climate Change Levy (CCL)](https://www.gov.uk/topic/business-tax/climate-change-levy). ... read more

Energy Procurement with BAS Energy

BAS Energy offers a range of contract types (Green, Secured, Fixed, Pass-through and Flexible) with different tendering options. This may be through the utility management platform Openview – the most advanced live-auction site in the industry – or altern ... read more

Energy benchmarking

Energy-use benchmarking is an energy-management tool that enables us to identify poorly performing buildings and operations, advise on strategic investment in energy-efficient upgrades, and track the effectiveness of environmental improvements. ... read more

Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where the musicians play instruments made from trash. ... read more

A town crier in the global village

I first came accross Avaaz about 2 years ago. I can’t remember why but I do remember thinking ‘thank goodness someone is looking at this’. I signed a petition and went on with my life. I have been signing petitions and writing letters since on not all the ... read more

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