The Co-operative have stepped up a significant gear to reduce their carbon emissions by 35% and invest Â£1bn in renewable energy. With 120,000 staff and millions of customers, they’re in a good place to make change.
Tata Steel Colours paint 100m square metres of steel a year; they’ve been busy developing some neat technology that turns their roof and wall products into power stations for electricity and heat. By 2020 they intend to be producing 30% of the UK’s renewable energy.
Menter Cwm Gwendraeth are a community organisation in west Wales, doing great work with communities on regeneration and environmental projects. Aled Vaughan Owen had the courage and dive in at the deep end with Matt Hart from Industry Approved, Tom Farrand, curator of Good for Nothing and me, for a 24 hour sustainable innovation marathon with a couple of hundred amazing people. Lots of people said no to the idea; Aled said why not?
It’s good to see organisations stepping up to the mark even more strongly. The more Doers there are to play with, the faster we’ll make sense of madness. Bring them on, grow more, Do more.