Category Archives: Sustainablity

Earth Overshoot Day

Image from Global Footprint Network In 2011, Earth Overshoot Day, the approximate date our demands on nature for a given year exceeds the planet’s ability to replenish, fell on September 27. In 2010 it was 21 August so surely this … Continue reading

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100 Days to Copenhagen … counting down to the climate summit in December 2009.

  The official launch of the TckTckTck campaign and global partner campaigns was launched 28th August. With 100 days until the most important meeting of our times, TckTckTck is here to show that the world is ready for bold climate … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Campaigns, Carbon trading, Charities, Climate change, Energy, EU, Funding, Media, Politics, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, UN, US | Tagged | 3 Comments

This week’s environment news.

News for this week from Low CarbonEconomy.com Scottish Power turns on largest onshore wind farm in Europe Europe’s largest onshore wind power project has commenced operation in Scotland.     Bacteria used to create ethanol for biofuels US research suggests … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Biomass, Business, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Wind power | 10 Comments

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

To kill a mockingbird

Roxana Robinson writes in the International Herald Tribune, ‘And if that mockingbird don’t sing’. She writes; I live on an ordinary city block: concrete and pavement, urban and austere. Behind our apartment building there’s a meager garden space, hollowed out … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate change, Disease, Media, Nature & Conservation, Sustainablity, Urban, US, Wildlife | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Development, Education, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Wildlife | 8 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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‘Velib extreme’ – the Paris cycle scheme update.

BBC Article JCDecaux, the company that runs the cycle hire scheme, says it can no longer afford to operate the city-wide network. Over half the original fleet of 15,000 specially made bicycles have disappeared, presumed stolen. They have been used … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Design, EU, Funding, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, Youth | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Shortlist for Severn estuary energy plans

Article A proposed shortlist of schemes to harness renewable energy from the tides of the Severn estuary has been announced by the UK Government. Five projects have been selected from 10 examined over the last six months. Among these is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Design, Economics, Energy, Nature & Conservation, Planning, Politics, Protest, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, UK, Water, Wildlife | Tagged , | 3 Comments