Category Archives: Carbon footprint

How Much Carbon Does Urban Green Space Store?

Image from http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/1346116.jpg A recent study has calculated the amount of atmospheric CO2 that has been captured by a new green belt in Leipzig, Germany. The footprint ranges from 29 to 218 tonnes of CO2 sequestered per hectare depending on … Continue reading

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Pimp my Eco-pad

Not only is Marcus Brigstocke a very funny and talented comedian, he’s also a climate comedian.  No laughs at the expense of the environmentalist but in support of them. It must be very hard to write material that will make … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Films Movies TV, General, Green TV, Housing, Media, Music, Recycling, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, UK, Water | 2 Comments

Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Information portal, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, UN | Tagged | 2 Comments

Corporates hug around the camp fire as party budgets implode.

IHT Article Last week, the Treasury Department announced new regulations for financial services companies receiving U.S. government bailout money, barring “excessive or luxury items” at corporate conferences and events. And members of Congress are proposing legislation along the same lines. Even … Continue reading

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Can We Afford Carbon Capture?

Ed Milliband announced this week that the Government wants to fund at least two Carbon Capture Storage projects but Centrica has warned that the technology will take at least 15 years to develop before it can be used widely. Robert … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Carbon tax, Carbon trading, Energy | 3 Comments

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2 Key information Funding area: UK wide Status: Open for applications Next Application Deadline: 30/06/2009 Full scheme details Start date: 10/03/2008 Outline: Charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants through the … Continue reading

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Britain’s Greenest Location

The Guardian reports on a study that Redland in Bristol has the highest proportion of residents worried about the environment and trying to do something about it. Yet it also has one of the highest negative impacts on the environment … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Recycling | 4 Comments

Green Reflections

Looking back over 2008 in terms of climate change, there hasn’t been enough news to give us hope but to take a brief (very brief) look back at some of the green news that comes to mind, here are a … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Extreme weather, General, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, People, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Science, Transport | 3 Comments

Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

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The Camden eco house.

Video: watch the above to learn some of what has been done to one house by SEA to make it more energy efficient. The Borough of Camden in London, UK has recently opened a Victorian property after making improvements to energy efficiency. Also … Continue reading

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