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London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees

London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees

Commercial real estate company The Crown Estate has partnered with Westminster City Council and Evergen Systems to install a CityTree in London’s West End.



Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark

Oakworks’ sustainability drive hits million trees landmark

Spa equipment manufacturer Oakworks has planted its millionth tree, as part of a sustainability partnership with non-profit organisation Trees for the Future.



H&M blends fashion and sustainability with new activewear range

H&M blends fashion and sustainability with new activewear range

Global retailer H&M has released a range of sustainable activewear for women.




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in this issue

• Spending on fitness and sport on the up
• Xponential Fitness to enter UK market
• IHG moves in on UK luxury market


Property & tenders
Leasing opportunity
Location: Lee Valley Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Development Opportunity
Location: Dundonald International Ice Bowl Company: Lisburn and Castlereagh Council
Getting People in North Wales Active. For Life.
Location: Company: Sport Wales
Invitation to Tender - Former Plaza Cinema
Location: Port Talbot Company: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Opportunity to develop and operate catering and leisure facilities
Location: Castle Park, Colchester Company: Colchester Borough Council
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News headlines
A third of the world's protected areas under pressure from human activity, says study  
A third of the world's protected areas under pressure from human activity, says study

By Tom Anstey

New research has suggested that a third of the world's protected sites – an area covering roughly 2.3 million square miles – are under intense pressure from human activities. The study – published in the journal Science and carried out by the University of Queensland, Wildlife Conservation Society .... more>>
Danish designers pledge to 'set new standards for green mobility' with 20km elevated city walkway in Xiamen  
Danish designers pledge to 'set new standards for green mobility' with 20km elevated city walkway in Xiamen

By Kim Megson

A year after the opening of the world’s longest bicycle bridge in Xiamen, China, Danish architecture firm Dissing+Weitling have won another large-scale infrastructure project in the city. A 20km (12.4mi) network of footpaths featuring seven “spectacular” pedestrian bridges, city officials want to create a .... more>>

Six Senses launches wellness programming for children  
By Jane Kitchen

Six Senses has launched a new Grow With Six Senses programme for the resorts’ youngest guests, designed to give children useful life skills and wellness knowledge during their holiday. .... more>>
Earth Day 2018: Remove plastics from World Heritage Sites, says Unesco  
By Tom Anstey

Unesco has sent out a message on Earth Day 2018, calling for an end to plastic pollution at World Heritage sites. Research suggests that rubbish and pollution are a significant problem at .... more>>
London's Natural History Museum commits to clean oceans with plastic bottle initiative  
By Tom Anstey

In an effort to improve its green standing, London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) has announced plans to replace all of its plastic water bottles with recyclable cans going forward, offering .... more>>
Scottish leisure centre heated by waste water described as 'forefront of renewable energy revolution'  
By Tom Walker

A £1m sustainable energy project at the Aqualibrium leisure centre in Campbelltown, Scotland, will see the facility being powered almost entirely by heat created from waste water. A joint .... more>>
Titanic Spa introduces 'no plastic' eco-initiative  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Titanic Spa, a luxury destination and eco-spa in Huddersfield, UK, has launched a 'no plastic' initiative that will see it completely eliminate the use of plastic bottles, straws and .... more>>
Steven Holl blames 'corruption in power' for construction industry's failure to embrace renewable energy in hard-hitting interview  
By Kim Megson

Architect Steven Holl has blamed “a crisis of ignorance in high places” for a lack of progress in adopting environmental building practices, reserving particular ire for US president Donald .... more>>
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Herzliya eco-hotel designed by David Rockwell  
By Kim Megson

Oscar-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in a planned eco-certified hotel in Herzliya, Israel, according to several media reports in the country. The .... more>>
Ben van Berkel launches UNSense startup to boost health and wellbeing in built environments  
By Kim Megson

Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and his design firm UNStudio have launched a tech startup to “improve the health and wellbeing of people in buildings worldwide.” UNSense will explore and .... more>>
Former sugar cane plantation to be home to Six Senses St Kitts  
By Jane Kitchen

The Eastern Caribbean island of St Kitts will be the newest destination for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. The luxury resort brand has partnered with Range Developments, which specialises .... more>>
Second location confirmed for Lefay  
By Jane Kitchen

Destination spa Lefay has announced plans for a second location, Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomiti, in the ski region of Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Set in the Italian Dolomite mountains, the .... more>>
Green Spa Network to host GWI Roundtable

 
By Liz Terry

“Inspire action and create community through storytelling” will be the theme for the Green Spa Congress 2018, the annual conference of the Green Spa Network. The event will be held between .... more>>
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!  
By Tom Walker

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The short, .... more>>
World's tallest timber skyscraper planned for Tokyo, as design team pledged to 'transform cities into forests'  
By Kim Megson

Japanese architecture giants Nikken Sekkei have partnered with construction firm Sumitomo Forest to create the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, which they hope will inspire the .... more>>

Features
Design Good sports

Sustainable Sports:
Design Good sports


Explore the myriad ways to design a sustainable sports venues and help local communities
Richard Hassell, WOHA

Green Developments:
Richard Hassell, WOHA


Richard Hassell tell us how buildings can bring wellbeing to people, even in high-density cities
Holovis

Supplier profiles:
Holovis


Specialising in experiential design, we bring your data to life in high-end virtual reality environments
ITC Hotel Group

Top Team:
ITC Hotel Group


India’s greenest luxury hotel chain brings ayurveda and more to its spas
Fields in trust

Outdoor spaces:
Fields in trust


Protecting Britain’s green spaces for sport since 1925
Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Green Developments:
Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill


Sustainability is an integral aspect of our design philosophy, not an additional approach
Professor Jason Pomeroy, Pomeroy Studio

Green Developments:
Professor Jason Pomeroy, Pomeroy Studio


A leading architect explains how green buildings can positively effect their surroundings
Going it alone

Leisure Trusts:
Going it alone


What’s it like being an independent trust in this challenging financial climate? We talk to three leisure operators to see how they’re surviving and thriving
Ruben Reddy

Profile:
Ruben Reddy


Can temporary structures create a sustainable future for sport?
Product news
Running down running costs: how to put your portfolio on a low-energy diet

Running down running costs: how to put your portfolio on a low-energy diet

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Running down running costs: how to put your portfolio on a low-energy diet
 
Studio RHE merge restaurant with co-working space at London's placemaking Palatino

Studio RHE merge restaurant with co-working space at London's placemaking Palatino

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

British architecture practice Studio RHE have merged an Italian restaurant and a modern co- working space under one roof in London’s Clerkenwell.
 
TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols

TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Antiperspirant and shower gel brand Right Guard has launched a community gym made from recycled aerosols at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle and The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO).
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Booker

Booker is an all-in-one management solution to run and grow your spa. Booker gives you access to a powerful tool that will help you promote your business and retain customers.

Booker is the leading cloud-based business management platform for spas and salons. Booker was developed to meet the needs of spa and salon owners and retains this focus on offering the features that health, wellness, and beauty businesses need to run efficiently and grow.
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ACSM's 65th Annual Meeting

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