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Region’s businesses urged to boost cycling opportunities for children

Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries is calling on companies across Yorkshire to donate unwanted bikes to give more children an opportunity to borrow them free of charge. The cycles collected by Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries during its tour of the county will be distributed to Bike Libraries across Yorkshire where each one

Green entrepreneurs call for capitalism to be used as force for good

Two of Britain’s greenest entrepreneurs, Dale Vince and Guy Singh-Watson, have come together to appeal for businesses to refocus on people and the planet over profit. Vince, who is the founder of green energy company Ecotricity, and Singh-Watson, who established the organic veg box company Riverford, have called for different measures

Specialist Hull hazardous waste business invests £500,000

A growing specialist Hull commercial and hazardous waste business has created new jobs and invested more than £500,000 into a new fleet of specialist vehicles and equipment to ensure it maintains its impressive rate of growth in 2019 and beyond. Wastege Waste Management Ltd was established by experienced specialist Mark Taylor

WSP leads on a raft of flood management schemes across Leeds and wider region

Engineering consultants WSP are leading on a number of crucial flood risk management schemes across Leeds to help alleviate flooding across the region. Based in Leeds, the WSP flood and drainage team is currently working on six separate schemes that circle the city with millions of pounds earmarked to implement the

Yorkshire renewables could soon power a million refrigerators

Yorkshire and The Humber could soon have enough renewable energy capacity to power more than one million refrigerators a year, research by Barton Willmore has shown. Analysis of the number of renewable energy schemes already operating in the region – and those yet to be built – shows Yorkshire is on

Yorkshire distillery plants 100 new trees in the Dales

Yorkshire-based gin and whisky distillery, Cooper King Distillery, has made its second donation to plant 100 new trees in the Yorkshire Dales through its partnership with a local environmental charity.  After pledging to donate 2.5 per cent of its annual gin sales to the environmental non-profit organisation Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Leeds solar power business wins Africa charity export order

Xerogrid, a renewable energy business based in Leeds, has won a £165,000 contract to supply  solar systems that will power mobile clinics in Nigeria for the charity eHealth Africa. Headed by founder and managing director Ian Emberton, Xerogrid specialises in fitting solar and wind power in difficult to reach locations that

Caddick Construction working to eliminate single-use plastics

Caddick Construction, the family-run Yorkshire-based construction company, are aiming to become a single-use plastic free workforce, by shifting to reusable water bottles across the company. The construction firm is giving reusable 500ml aluminium drinks bottles to all of its 119 staff, as well as removing all plastic cups next to water

Yorkshire dairy farm invests to future-proof business

A dairy farm in North Yorkshire is set to save more than £3,000 a year thanks to changes made to its wash-down system by specialist renewable energy consultants, Greenio. The Greenio team worked with the Sowray family at its Sheriff Hutton farm to specify, supply and install a 16-kilowatt HT Daikin

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