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Monday 08 February 2010 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

More Associates to pilot CarbonCulture on the Defra estate

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs today decided to pilot More Associates’ behaviour-change and realtime information platform, CarbonCulture, for use across the Defra estate. Defra have been doing sector-leading work on the physical fabric of their estate for the last 18 months, since the beginning of their facilities management contract with Interserve.

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Tuesday 23 February 2010 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

DECC select CarbonCulture behaviour-change programme

Today an extremely thorough procurement process came to a successful close when the Department of Energy and Climate Change selected More Associates to deliver an innovative programme that brings together realtime information with design-for-behaviour change. The project will create tools to deliver behavioural efficiency in DECC’s London headquarters, and that will have ready application across the Government estate.

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Friday 06 August 2010 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

CarbonCulture launches at seven Whitehall Departments

CarbonCulture is a new initiative started by More Associates for organisations that want to get really good at saving energy and carbon. Structured as a social enterprise, CarbonCulture exists to help all its members find the best 'moves' they can make to save energy and carbon.

CarbonCulture will spread that knowledge amongst the membership so we can all get better at saving as quickly and as cheaply as possible. We've been working for some time with pioneers DECC and Defra to design strategies to achieve initial savings.

After months of work, the first organisations to sign up launched with CarbonCulture's debut tool last week - an easy-to-use reporting tool to allow members to show the public their present energy and carbon practices. These are some of the most progressive Government departments – from HM Treasury to the Cabinet Office.

Shortly, new tools will be offered to members that will help to identify and drive new savings. CarbonCulture will be providing some amazing tools to help to do this in the coming weeks and months. If your organisation would like to get involved, send an email to membership@carbonculture.net.

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Tuesday 04 March 2014 | Posted by Luke Nicholson

Help us find a Digital Product Designer

CarbonCulture is a pioneering sustainability start-up built on a real understanding of user-centered design. We’re working with fantastic partners and customers to make digital tools that accelerate sustainable practices in business, government and the public realm. And – in all seriousness – to make this acceleration irresistibly fun. CarbonCulture makes tools that enable people to discover activities that result in social and environmental benefit, as well as being delightful experiences in their own right.

We are looking for a user-centred designer with strong product thinking to come and join us in our lovely offices in Shoreditch. in the coming months we will design and test a number of new tools and we need a designer who ‘gets’ product thinking to join in. Experience shipping digital products for real users – whether games, digital products, public service, retail software or social software – will be valuable.

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