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climate changed

climate changed

This may well be something we need to be getting used to. And we also need to understand how we are ALL affected...

By manda
a quick run down on the facts of climate science

a quick run down on the facts of climate science

Just in case you weren't sure what the science was REALLY saying....

By manda
you are looking at retreat

you are looking at retreat

""You are looking at retreat," says Prof Colin Thorne, a flooding expert at the University of Nottingham. "It is the only sensible policy – it makes no sense to defend the indefensible."

By manda
the bath bone

the bath bone's connected to the sea bone...

CoaST is working with Bude Cleaner Seas to develop bespoke towel cards - and they're doing the business!

By manda
environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

By manda
Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

By manda
no male invertebrate is in charge

no male invertebrate is in charge

Paul Hawkin points out something we have possibly radically underestimated. Reasons to be cheerful...

By manda
social enterprise

social enterprise

This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.

By manda
are we passing on a defiled planet?

are we passing on a defiled planet?

IPCC chairman: we may "pass on a lousy, spoilt and defiled planet"

By manda
Cornwall

Cornwall's natural capital...

Cornwall has developed a new strategic environmental partnership (Local Nature Partnership) and it's talking a brave new world of natural capital...

By manda
Green tourism - certify, promise or greenwash?

Green tourism - certify, promise or greenwash?

Want to see a greenwash evaluation of all the schemes??

By manda
a thousand flowers

a thousand flowers

Small is, clearly, beautiful. Doh.

By manda
bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

By manda
outstanding cornwall stepper point walk

outstanding cornwall stepper point walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By marja
Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide

Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide

Caravan and campsite pollution prevention guide...useful help for owners and managers

By manda
Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages

Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages

The danger of power shortages in the UK by the middle of the decade has risen, according to industry regulator Ofgem.

By manda
more money than heart?

more money than heart?

The Guardian looks at the superyacht industry and how far it can stray from anything approaching sustainable....

By manda
green hotelier case study

green hotelier case study

Green Hotelier magazine case study of its 2013 winner....

By manda
well-being beans!

well-being beans!

The UK Office of National Statistics are hunting the holy grail...how do we measure our own well-being? Now THOSE are beans worth counting....

By manda
positive defiance in the Basque Country

positive defiance in the Basque Country

There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....

By manda
the wrong beans

the wrong beans

What if...we've been counting the wrong beans all this time? Or rather - only counting some, and missing out the most important ones??

By manda
what

what's nature ever done for us

Tony Juniper nails it. Wake up and smell the coffee of what the world does to keep us breathing.

By manda
the horns of a dilemma

the horns of a dilemma

Tim Jackson's lecture at the School of Law. Busting with positive deviance. Even economists do it. And thank God for that, we say.

By manda
we are the people we

we are the people we've been waiting for

Ed Gillespie tells it as it is. We Are The People We've Been Waiting For.

By manda
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about".  Indeed! The words of a very wise man!

By manda
clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

clean, green and gorgeous hits Bodmin

How cleaning need not be a cardinal sin against the environment...

By manda
carbon site visits

carbon site visits

Intensive support to help WHS located businesses use the carbon calculator, and pass on their knowledge to others.

By marja
Our Land Live Wire

Our Land Live Wire

Our Land Live Wire is live!

By manda
outstanding cornwall west penwith walk

outstanding cornwall west penwith walk

More Outstanding Champions born...

By manda
the power of ten

the power of ten

It's back. The CoaST annual party - noisy, exciting, and full of positive deviance. Booking form right here....crack on!

By manda
clean, green and gorgeous in Penzance

clean, green and gorgeous in Penzance

Desiging out pollution with a new cleaning habit...

By manda
brave new money worlds

brave new money worlds

We love this. Great article - food for thought if you haven't mulled over this stuff yet...this is a FABULOUS intro...

By manda
a curtain that could change your life?

a curtain that could change your life?

And the deal is, you make it yourself. Here are the plans...

By manda
heresy? or just blinding common sense?

heresy? or just blinding common sense?

The G word.

By manda
Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group has hit the ground running...

By manda
low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

By manda
pesticides agreed to be bad for our bees

pesticides agreed to be bad for our bees

Pesticides contribute to risks in declining bee populations, study finds

By manda
cornwall opens uk solar centre

cornwall opens uk solar centre

UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20

By manda
electric car sales have go faster stripes...

electric car sales have go faster stripes...

Electric car sales growth outstrips conventional market in 2012

By manda
Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?

Are we daft enough to resort to Canute tactics?

World Economic Forum sounds warning on rogue geoengineering...

By manda
Groundwater protection: Principles and practice update

Groundwater protection: Principles and practice update

By manda
Managing your environmental legal responsibilities...made easy.

Managing your environmental legal responsibilities...made easy.

By manda
what

what's a catchment when it's at home, then?

Catchment. What's one of those? And do I live in one?

By manda
walking into a resource crunch?

walking into a resource crunch?

Sleepwalking is an over-rated way of running our businesses....

By manda
just capitalism? Really?

just capitalism? Really?

That's all I need to never use Google again.

By manda
fishy ambassador leads the way!

fishy ambassador leads the way!

Fishy CoaST Ambassador Harbour Lights is a proper Positive Deviant - go for it, guys!

By manda
can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

How tourism can cut emissions - UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference

By manda
so - are you fogged up?

so - are you fogged up?

SAS have a new campaign: save our beaches - don't pour fats, oils and greases...simple!

By manda
financial incentives to save energy?

financial incentives to save energy?

Government considers financial incentives to encourage energy saving

By manda
talking sustainability with employees

talking sustainability with employees

getting the sustainability conversation going....

By manda
green blogging....grogging? :)

green blogging....grogging? :)

By manda
obama raises hopes on climate action

obama raises hopes on climate action

By manda
honey

honey's too tight to mention....

Bees have taken a hit this year...what can we do about it?

By manda
how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

The real price of renewable subsidy is £2 per year, says the Renewable Energy Association...

By manda
Cornwall Green Doors

Cornwall Green Doors

Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....

By manda
water framework what?

water framework what?

Water Framework? Directive? Wossat? It's a new bit of law. From the EU. And it'll help us clean up our waters....

By manda
discovering the extraordinary

discovering the extraordinary

What's the best way to communicate our heritage? Books? Songs? Semaphore? Here's a few tips...

By manda
utterly brilliant bus marketing

utterly brilliant bus marketing

First we brought you the Piano Staircase. Then we brought you the World's Longest Drop. Now we bring you - The Cool Bus. Awesome. We LOVE this.:)

By marja
it

it's really, really good to talk...no, REALLY.

I bet you didn't realise how important talking was until you read this. It's a "duh" moment; and we all need them....

By manda
there

there's a would be greenie in us all...

It could be as easy as just helping someone feel they're one of the good guys...

By manda
carbon by airport...

carbon by airport...

Carbon by airport....where we go and how much it impacts on the climate...

By manda
West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open

West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open

West Cornwall and Clay Business Grant now open for applications from micro businesses in the area....

By manda
taking a stand on milk

taking a stand on milk

Co-op increases its milk payments to dairy farmers....hurray!

By manda
wake up, wake up

wake up, wake up

Petition train services to Penzance...or lose them....

By marja
the science...of changing our minds...

the science...of changing our minds...

Behaviour change WRIT LARGE. What made it happen?

By manda
go brighton!

go brighton!

Green online guide for Brighton launched....

By manda
do as I say, not as I do?

do as I say, not as I do?

"I know we SAID we should all holiday at home, but we didn't mean US TOO...."

By manda
sunny side of life? Really?

sunny side of life? Really?

The truth will out: twitter reveals the reality of repression in resort paradise....

By manda
positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

positive deviants are kicking financial *ss

We're waking up and smelling the coffee...with knobs on...

By manda
banking on something better

banking on something better

I'm banking on something better.

By manda
love food hate waste

love food hate waste

Throwing food AWAY? We must have lost our minds. Did you EVER do that as a child??

By manda
101 things to do on a rainy day

101 things to do on a rainy day

This website, developed by CoaST Ambassador Bedknobs B&B, provides a guide to wet weather activities in Cornwall. They Just Did It. :)

By manda
survival of the fittest

survival of the fittest

Tourism Minister launches White Paper..sustainable tourism is GO...

By manda
enough is enough

enough is enough

"evidence of systemic greed"....

By manda
coast hears news from south africa

coast hears news from south africa

A chance for CoaST to talk with South African colleagues...

By manda
less is more when it comes to waste

less is more when it comes to waste

Hospitality and catering sector signs pledge to cut food and packaging waste

By manda
mugabe and tourism...

mugabe and tourism...

An issue of ethics?

By manda
y

y'think??

William Hague tells Ministers to help green industries boost economy

By manda
tamar valley champions

tamar valley champions

One Valley. A thousand stories...

By marja
greentraveller.co.uk

greentraveller.co.uk

Green travel. From start. To finish. We love' em.

By manda
communicating climate change with businesses...

communicating climate change with businesses...

Great research programme on cliamte change data and how businesses react to it....

By manda
flood water impacts beaches, too

flood water impacts beaches, too

Marine Conservation Society warns of impact on beaches of flood run off

By manda
water, water, everywhere...or is there?

water, water, everywhere...or is there?

So....drought or flood? What's happening?

By manda
green car guide

green car guide

2012 is being hailed as the year of the green car. Wise Up navigates you through what's on offer under the Government's Plug-in Car Grant...

By manda
my intellectual v*****

my intellectual v*****

This is one of the most extraordinary guys I have seen on my screen. A head and heart - ful of "those si, se peude" moments.... (roughly translated as "yes, we can"....)

By manda
rspb says wind power works for birds

rspb says wind power works for birds

The RSPB, the UK charity working to protect bird populations, has given the greenlight to use wind energy to power its own activities.

By manda
car free travel roll out in the lakes

car free travel roll out in the lakes

Lake District targets visitors with £7m green travel scheme

By manda
exporting our carbon guilt?

exporting our carbon guilt?

What the eyes don't see the heart don't grieve about....we simply left our emissions somewhere else. That doesn't make them just not count...

By manda
winds of change

winds of change

Winds of change: 66% are in favour of wind power in the UK...

By manda
Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

We can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to networking, too...

By manda
south west and midlands now in drought

south west and midlands now in drought

Official drought zones have been declared in a further 17 English counties, as a warning came that water shortages could last until Christmas.

By manda
loss of bees would cost uk 2billion a year

loss of bees would cost uk 2billion a year

Every hotel, B&B, campsite and cafe garden is needed! Imagine how many acres that is!

By manda
water wars around the corner?

water wars around the corner?

Ed Davey warns of water wars to come

By manda
the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

the sweetie jar is nearly empty, guys...

The (old style) party is over. The era of cheap and abundant resources is ending. Are you ready?

By manda
OutStanding Landscape Champions

OutStanding Landscape Champions

And we now have our first CoaSTie OutStanding Landscape Champions...

By marja
world (heritage) champions

world (heritage) champions

We're adding to the Champion Family...welcome to the World Heritage Champions ...

By manda
budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne's "reforming Budget"

By manda
the future is green, George!

the future is green, George!

By manda
center parcs aim to be "exemplar"

center parcs aim to be "exemplar"

The new £250m Center Parcs village will be "exemplary sustainable tourism destination"...

By manda
drought measures announced

drought measures announced

Hosepipe bans are now in place in the east of England...

By manda
green start action plan

green start action plan

The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!

By manda
innovation on the roof

innovation on the roof

By manda
solar fits cost half what was thought

solar fits cost half what was thought

Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits
By manda
spelman holds drought summit

spelman holds drought summit

As drought spreads across multiple UK counties, another Number 10 summit is held to discuss our options...

By manda
water, water everywhere?

water, water everywhere?

Food turns out to be the main source of water consumption for hotel chain

By manda
co-op group means green bizness

co-op group means green bizness

The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year.

By manda
exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

Exmoor is the first Dark Skies Reserve in the UK...another great success from the south west...

By manda
a cracking idea, grommit...

a cracking idea, grommit...

North Devon has waves, and beaches, and no way for young surfers to get there. So they just figured it out, and made a way....fantastic!

By manda
do you know what the Green deal is?

do you know what the Green deal is?

New green building regulations to drive demand for Green Deal

By manda
sustainable seafood on the up and up

sustainable seafood on the up and up

Sharp rise in sustainable seafood products on sale in UK

By manda
green light for electric vans

green light for electric vans

Green grant to cut the cost of electric vans by £8000....

By manda
lloyds on-line sustainability tool

lloyds on-line sustainability tool

Lloyds bank has its own on-line sustainability tool.

By manda
david attenborough and population growth

david attenborough and population growth

David Attenborough urges big business to protect land from population growth

By manda
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint

By marja
the happy museum

the happy museum

The Happy Museum. Think about it...do we ever put those words together in our own minds?

By manda
the green nudge?

the green nudge?

Big brands are nudging their customers to change their choices...or are they?

By manda
moving mountains?

moving mountains?

Kazak locals hope for green tourism salvation

By manda
thinking beyond the gates?

thinking beyond the gates?

Julia Schonharl writes about tourism and human rights in 2012: Can we ask anybody to think beyond the fences of the holiday resort?

By manda
Luxury market to be hit as travellers cut costs

Luxury market to be hit as travellers cut costs

Holidaymakers will feel the pinch in 2012 with luxury holidays most affected according to a Travelvision survey. Is this what you feel is happening?

By manda
You

You're having a laugh...!

Howlers and omissions exposed in world of corporate social responsibility

By manda
shale gas a carbon catastrophe

shale gas a carbon catastrophe

Shale gas will wreck climate targets, says Co-op, Tyndall Centre and FoE

By manda
cod cut at cornish chippie

cod cut at cornish chippie

Cod cut out at CoaST Ambassador Cornish chippie!

By marja
good money: ethical finance

good money: ethical finance

It's one the biggest ways we can make sure we're having a positive impact. Or let a negative one happen in our name. Fortunately, easy to fix. :)

By manda
the real deficit

the real deficit

This is the Real Deficit. And it's in no headlines.

By manda
green shoots of responsibility?

green shoots of responsibility?

The younger holiday maker is putting us to shame; they know the deal when it comes to sustainable travel....excellent!

By manda
animate

animate

Animus. Spirit. Life. Exactly.

By manda
a thousand moments of genius

a thousand moments of genius

A two minute read; lasting uplift.

By manda
just a crayola drawing

just a crayola drawing

I wonder how many other people are thinking just the same...

By manda
ethics r us

ethics r us

Well, that's a bit of a stretch. But we like to keep the issue on the table. Right in the middle. Because what's the alternative?

By manda
Ban Ki Moon on World Tourism Day

Ban Ki Moon on World Tourism Day

Ban Ki Moon promotes the importance of tourism and travel for the well being of the species...

By manda
530 pennies dropping

530 pennies dropping

TravelMole reports that ABTA members are getting on board.....!

By manda
tourism threat from oil spike

tourism threat from oil spike

Expert warns of tourism's blindness to oil spike...and about time, too, we say....

By manda
the winds of change

the winds of change

It's just not how it used to be....

By manda
no longer BAU

no longer BAU

Holiday sales fall to 10-year low

By manda
arctic sea ice is melting at fastest pace in 40 years

arctic sea ice is melting at fastest pace in 40 years

Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years

 

By manda
skilled labour

skilled labour

If you're sitting behind a computer right now and feeling smug about being a dab hand with Excel,  watch and learn.

By manda
getting the stifkit

getting the stifkit

We don't tend to go in for awards ourselves....

 

By manda
Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy is keeping its prices steady. Now that's definitely a Good Thing.

By manda
hotels are getting canny about carbon

hotels are getting canny about carbon

Carbon is moving fast up hoteliers' agendas....

By manda
land grab

land grab

There has been much interest in the discussion around land grabs...this news bulletin shows the issue is very live...

By manda
great time + green message = change for good!

great time + green message = change for good!

Bosinver Cottages are one of our Ambassador businesses...and they make it an Ambassadorial priority to be an Agent of Change...

By manda
sharing the work

sharing the work

Heresy? Generally a good thing to allow a bit of heretical thought..keeps us on our toes. A slap across the face of Complacency. A little unpleasant, but always invigorating.

By manda
heavy handed?

heavy handed?

Not the way to do it. Breath-taking example of a destination sacrificing everything to the need to market itself...

By manda
visitengland

visitengland

VisitEngland is the English tourism authority...and it has a plan...

By manda
cycling to boost tourism industry?

cycling to boost tourism industry?

can cycling help to boost the tourism industry?

By marja
energy performance certificates

energy performance certificates

Energy performance certificates are on the cards...are we ready?

By manda
Time to communicate with our communities?

Time to communicate with our communities?

New poll shows people might not be ringfencing their holiday..so should we be making sure we show them what's affordable, on their doorstep?

By manda
mcs pocket good fish guide

mcs pocket good fish guide

What it says. The fool-proof guide to getting into a Good Fish Habit.

By manda
it ain

it ain't what you do...

Communication is not actually about the what. It's in fact much more to do with the how.....

By manda
green edge training

green edge training

CoaST is fully certified and has it own stifferkits to deliver the Green Edge training on behalf of Welcome to Excellence.

By manda
in accordance with our hopes

in accordance with our hopes

This was filmed shortly after the publication of Tim Jackon's Prosperity Without Growth; sounds like he got into some bother, too. Professors can be Positive Deviants too.

By manda
ambassadors of change

ambassadors of change

This is exactly what our Ambassadors have been doing. Inspiring change ...

By manda
carbon literacy

carbon literacy

It's the new metric, the  stuff in our pencils, the fizz in our drinks, what makes us all human and what we breathe out. It's a Good Thing, and has Made Our Lives Great. But we have to treat it right.

By manda