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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

Trinity Leeds and White Rose Announce “Refill Me” initiative

Trinity Leeds and White Rose Shopping Centre, both owned and managed by Landsec, have unveiled a new green initiative, Refill Me, which allows guests to easily identify where reusable water bottles can be refilled with no obligation to purchase. Since the campaign launched last week, a total of 37 shops at

Lookers help Leeds public breathe easy for Clean Air Day 2018

Lookers Nissan helped visitors to Leeds City Centre go green by showcasing their leading electric vehicles as part of Clean Air Day. The event, which was held at Briggate in the city centre and organised by Leeds City Council with support by Radio Aire, was part of a national network of

Plastic off the menu at DoubleTree By Hilton York

A York hotel is carrying out a wide-ranging review of its use of plastic in a bid to significantly reduce its reliance of the environmentally harmful product. The audit is being undertaken by members of the DoubleTree By Hilton York’s recently formed Care Committee, who will closely look at each department

Major developments set for debate at Chamber meeting

Representatives of four major business and housing developments in the Harrogate district will present their cases at the same meeting for the first time in June. Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce has organised the meeting in advance of any of the sites being included in Harrogate Borough Council's Local Plan, or

Jet Aire completes school project for Hartlepool Borough Council

Leeds-based drainage and groundworks company, Jet Aire Services, has completed a £25,000 maintenance project at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, on behalf of Hartlepool Borough Council. The contract included a full CCTV survey of the drainage network to identify any remedial requirements followed by a programme of upgrades and refurbishment

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