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Action based research for sustainable living »

Defra is working on a programme of Action Based Research projects, using a combination of research, participation and action to tackle particular policy problems and provide valuable case studies of innovative models for sustainable business.

Moving beyond the individual to influence behaviour »

A new user guide provides an introduction to the Individual, Social and Material approach to behaviour change for policy makers and practitioners whose work ultimately aims at engaging people and influencing their behaviours.

Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten »

The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.

Greening Government 2013 Conference »

Govtoday's Greening Government 2013 Conference: Delivering change, promoting excellence, takes place on 10 September 2013 in London. Funded public and third sector delegate places are available.

What’s good for the environment is good for us »

Waste Watch's first set of social outcomes from across its 2012 work programme demonstrates how the environmentally focused projects have additionally enabled benefits to the wellbeing of people taking part.

News round-up: Greening Government, sustainable palm oil, Behavioural Bulletin, One Planet Centre »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: progress on Greening Government Commitments, new criterion for sustainable palm oil, recent behavioural science research, new home for One Planet Centre.

Walking and cycling for health, environmental and economic benefit »

New public health guidance from NICE examines how – and why - to increase the level of walking and cycling in the UK, detailing the multiple, overlapping benefits that increases in exercise can yield in many different areas of public policy.

Time, gender and carbon »

As communities struggle to reduce carbon emissions, a new study by researchers from the University of Surrey explores whether changing the way people use their time can make a difference.

Promoting sustainable behaviour: what’s the point? »

In an extract from the first chapter of Promoting Sustainable Behaviour, Dr Adam Corner asks how much of a difference changes in individual behaviour can make in the face of global sustainability challenges.

CarbonCulture at DECC: unlocking energy and carbon savings »

Luke Nicholson, CEO and Founder of CarbonCulture, explains how DECC partnered with design-for-behaviour-change specialists CarbonCulture to pilot an innovative, user-centred digital platform, to engage staff on sustainability issues.