Between Christmas and new year, I had a few days up in the Lake District and visited the highest café in England. It is a lovely place in winter.
I don’t usually use this blog to persuade people to do stuff, but I came across this by accident and am a little surprised it hasn’t had more publicity. So vote earth, apparently it has a cool feature where you can see how many people in your country, city or postcode have voted as well.
In my constant attempt to bring down my global footprint, I decided to give vegetarianism a chance. To be honest getting down my global footprint wasn’t my only motivation, I also wanted to improve my diet which according to the government should contain at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and by
I am doing the world famous Talisker Trek from the 1st to 3rd June 2007 and am looking for sponsorship, but before you decide whether or not sponsor me let me give you a bit of background on what I am going to do (it isn’t all drinking whisky). The Talisker Trek is a 3
I have a dream, a dream of a world where cars can run quietly on electricity, and don’t belch out polluting fumes that create smog in inner cities. One where people walk around with mp3 players & mobile phones that don’t need batteries because they can charge themselves from the movement of our bodies. A world where people can download any film/book/music they want wherever they are to read and watch even while they are on the move. A world where long distance travel is possible but the planes landing at Heathrow, or any other airport, do not keep people awake at night with the noise of takeoffs and landings. Where we don’t rely on other, often unstable, countries to supply our energy because we can produce enough ourselves through sustainable means. A world where teleconferencing is commonplace because the quality is almost as good as being there face to face.
Just after I came back from my holiday and started hunting around for a way to make me feel better about all the flying and driving I had done, out came an avalanche of articles pointing out that carbon offsetting is completely useless. One article pointed out that tree planting could actually increase global warming
Recently it seems that every supermarket is trumpeting their green credentials, telling us that they are aiming to carbon neutral, label food that has been flown, save energy and recycle more. These all seem to be very laudable goals but I just keep thinking that if the industry was serious about becoming greener and reducing
I’m off on holiday to Argentina, that isn’t very environmentally friendly I know, but I want to see the world before it changes entirely. I have promised myself that I will ofset all the carbon I produce as part of my trip. I flew with Lufthansa, they were the cheapest option at the time. It
Or at least slow the increase. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, according to an article in 2002 by friends of the earth aircraft emissions in 1990 were 17million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide, and that is expected to increase 70-80million tonnes by 20-30. You can read the article here. In a similar article