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ECOnnect Issue 8 - November 2017
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ECOnnect Issue 8 - November 2017  

Green Walls as a Sustainable Solution

 

Finding new space to grow plants and vegetation in urban areas is becoming increasingly difficult due to limited land space, poor soil conditions, building orientation resulting in shaded areas combined with the added challenge of sub-surface infrastructure such as pipework, cables and sewer systems.

Green walls can overcome these limitations by using largely unused vertical facades of buildings. There are various types of green walls, with differing levels of cost and maintenance requirements.

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ECOnnect Issue 8 - November 2017  

Antalis Joins Arjowiggins Graphic in Shining the Light of Learning for African School Children

 

As businesses committed to creating a brighter future for all, Antalis has partnered with Arjowiggins Graphic on the group’s latest global collaboration with ChildFund Alliance by together donating 200 solar lamps to support education for children in Mali.

The much-needed solar lamps will be distributed to children living in villages without electricity so that they can do their homework in the dark as part of the charities’ global ‘Light to Learn’ challenge. The high spec solar lamps can supply up to 16 hours of intense light and up to 100 hours of soft light when completely charged, providing hours of extra learning time for economically impoverished communities.

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ECOnnect Issue 8 - November 2017  

Car Clubs as a Sustainable Travel Solution

 

With increasingly challenging emissions targets, reducing transport emissions is a key challenge that the university sector, and UK, must face in the coming decades. The challenges around powertrain electrification is one topic but also the efficiency of vehicle use is equally as important.

Car sharing is an innovative solution that increases the efficiency of vehicle use across towns, cities and organisations. The UKs leading car sharing club, Zipcar, offers organisations dedicated access to pooled vehicles that can be accessed and used remotely. Staff can use an app to book a vehicle and unlock with the app or dedicated Zipcard, the employer maintains control through an online admin portal.

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