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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.

Carrot or stick? How to achieve a sustainable diet »

Toby Pickard, senior sustainability analyst at the IGD, looks at shopper attitudes towards achieving a sustainable diet, the challenges surrounding this and the implications for the food and consumer goods industry.

News round-up: inspiring sustainable living, Green Deal communities, farming resilience, green growth, clean energy »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: London 2012 inspires sustainable living; encouraging community Green Deal proposals; building farming resilience; Green Investment Bank funding; clean energy funding.

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.

The Sharing Economy »

The Sharing Economy: An overview with special focus on Peer-to-Peer lending is a new report from market research companies Op Opinion and Marke2ing, investigating the future of the emerging ‘collaborative consumption’ business model.

Towering ambitions: bringing sustainable living to high rise homes »

Hannah Kyrke-Smith, policy adviser at Green Alliance, describes the findings of Towering Ambitions, a recent report exploring the difficulties and opportunities for a transformation of high rise housing into sustainable homes.

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.

Working with faith networks to encourage green behaviour »

The three-year Faith project in Peterborough has trialled the dissemination of pro-environmental messages within faith networks, working with five faith groups in a range of interactive hands-on workshops.

Sustainable living at the local (community) shop »

In an extract from Defra’s recent Getting the Message Across, a case study of Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Owned Shop illustrates how a community can ensure provision of a vital service while inspiring sustainable living.