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There's No Plan B for the Retail Chain That's Making Its Stores and Supply Chains More Sustainable

March 31, 2015 by David Thorpe

It's all part of Plan A. There's no Plan B

A major retail chain is making exceptional efforts to revamp its stores so that they are much more sustainable. It's just unveiled the latest of these, in Newcastle. The chain is Marks & Spencer (M&S) and the policy behind the campaign is called Plan A designed to make the whole corporate effort sustainable right down the supply chains.[read more]


678 Green Roofs Counted in Central London – But Are There More?

November 13, 2014 by David Thorpe

The greening of central London

A map has been compiled of all the known green roofs in central London, and discovered almost 700 – but there are probably more. Their estimated total area is 175,000 m², equivalent to around 25 football pitches. Viewers are invited to submit others not already logged to make the map more complete.[read more]

Five Shades of Green on London’s Living Wall

July 13, 2012 by Gavin Walsh

Just two train stops from the official London Olympics site is a spectacular example of living wall art.  It is also Europe’s tallest living wall and it sits quite proudly on Digby Road. This artwork can be found on the side of an award winning and eco-friendly apartment block in Central London, Hackney. The vertical living wall is...[read more]

Bringing Biodiversity to inner city spaces

May 9, 2011 by Gavin Walsh

The recently completed Frosts Vertiscapes living wall is the tallest living wall in Europe, covering 1,025 square metres of the Mint Hotel in the heart of the City of London. Outdoor Greenwall This wall showcases how biodiversity can be successfully be brought to inner city spaces, and is the future of off-the-ground landscaping....[read more]

Green walls, living murals

December 20, 2010 by Rodrigo Herrera Vegas

  We can’t complain about lack of space for growing plants, since we’ve seen here on Sustentator that they can be grown on living, or green, roofs and in hydroponic systems for the home. Now we’ll present green murals, which are also called living walls. A living mural is a wall, even just one, which is part of a building or...[read more]

Edible Walls Grow in Popularity

November 19, 2009 by The Dirt ASLA

The New York Times reports that some building manufacturing firms are moving into the nascent but growing green wall market. In the case of Barthelmes Manufacturing company, the firm is producing vertical metal panels that can be filled with soil and seeds. Green walls have some of the same benefits of green roofs. “Like green...[read more]

What can we learn from this?

August 29, 2009 by Jason King

News of the UK’s first living wall in Islington, North London which "...died just three years after it was built," has raced across the blogs, as people hover like vultures over what is at least the first visible major failure of a green wall. While it's pretty obvious that the project had some major issues - this is, as Mr. Obama said...[read more]