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Defra Survey 2019

Defra Survey 2019

The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future. The consultation opened on 2 December and will run until 10 February 2019. Follow this link to find out more about Defra's Net Gain Survey. In addition Natural England have produced... read more »

Southern Marine Plan

Southern Marine Plan

The South Marine Plan is the second English marine plan to be adopted. It covers an area of around 20,000 square kilometres of inshore and offshore waters across 1,000 kilometres of coast line from Folkestone to the river Dart. It is one of the busiest shipping channels in the... read more »

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water Consultation

Southern Water are inviting comments on their draft Water Resources Management Plan that aims to keep our taps flowing for the next 50 years. They really want to hear from people, so please make your thoughts known by contacting them as shown in the following link: read more »

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

MPs Urge Supermarkets to Scrap Plastic Packaging

Two hundred cross-party MPs are calling on heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic packaging from their products by 2023. The MPs, who are from seven political parties, have written to Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Budgens and Marks & Spencer urging them to scrap plastic packaging. The... read more »

CITiZAN Winter Update

CITiZAN Winter Update

CITiZAN South East's Midwinter Update provides a fascinating view of the project’s activities elsewhere in Sussex over recent months. For more information about project CITiZAN please visit www.citizan.org.uk . For upcoming events, blogs and to get involved find them on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Email CITiZAN SE archaeologists Lara and read more »

Living Light

Living Light

Living Light is an off-grid lamp powered by photosythesis. Created by Dutch designer Ermi van Oers, the lamp uses a living plant to create light and electricity, giving users light that is off grid and from a sustainable source. The technology, known as microbial energy, may well be lighting... read more »

Giant Clams and Biofuel

Giant Clams and Biofuel

  Giant clams open up the potential of improved biofuel production   Penn researchers are collaborating to study how giant clams convert sunlight into energy(Credit: Malcolm Browne) Algae-based biofuels hold the promise of a green, sustainable energy supply and... read more »

Bonfire Night 2017

Bonfire Night 2017

The skies of Sussex are sure to be lit up on the Bonfire Night 2017. This year bonfire night is on Sunday 5th November, but events are taking place throughout the week across West Sussex. What is Bonfire Night and who is Guy Fawkes? The event originates from the failed Gunpowder... read more »

Wasteland Warship

Wasteland Warship

Surfers Against Sewage has launched its latest campaign against marine plastic called 'Wasteland' and has created a 30-ft warship made out of ocean plastic from around the UK's coastline to illustrate its point. It is made out of five tonnes of plastic waste collected from around the UK. The aim... read more »

Ocean Plastic

Ocean Plastic

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, have today announced the launch of the $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize. The Prize which is funded by Wendy Schmidt as Lead Philanthropic Partner of the New Plastics Economy Initiative, calls for innovators, designers, scientist... read more »