Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging

Packaging is used to protect the items that we buy on-line and send to family and friends.  But we need to be careful about the amount that we use and how we dispose of it.  The type of packaging material used is important as it influences whether it can be re-used, re-cycled or needs to … Continue reading Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging

Suggestion Box 6 – Water

For those of us lucky enough to have access to a ready supply of fresh, drinkable water at the turn of a tap it is easy to take this for granted.  In this Suggestion Box video we meet Angie who has decided to take action to reduce her use of water in order to protect … Continue reading Suggestion Box 6 – Water

Suggestion Box 5 – Recycling

A simple pre-packed lunch bought from a supermarket can produce a significant amount of waste.  Some of this can be recycled, but it also adds to rubbish that has to be sent to landfill.  In this Suggestion Box video we identify some of the confusion that surrounds what can and can’t be recycled before exploring … Continue reading Suggestion Box 5 – Recycling

Suggestion Box 4 – Clothing

We are constantly being told that to feel our best or to make the right impression with our friends, work colleagues and family, we need to buy new clothes.  Many of us now have wardrobes that are full, with items of clothing that we have worn only a few times (if at all).  The next … Continue reading Suggestion Box 4 – Clothing

Suggestion Box 3 – Commuting

Following the disruption of lockdowns resulting from the rapid spread of Coronavirus, more people are returning to the office at least one or two days a week.  In this latest Environmental Suggestion Box , we consider decisions you can make about how to travel.  We explore the time, physical effort, cost and carbon emissions of … Continue reading Suggestion Box 3 – Commuting

Suggestion Box 2 – Energy Usage

Energy prices have risen dramatically in the last few months and this upward pressure on prices is likely to continue.  In this second of our series of hints and tips,  we’ll have a look at how we can reduce the impact on the environment of our energy use – particularly electricity.  This has the added … Continue reading Suggestion Box 2 – Energy Usage

Suggestion Box 1 – Photo Storage

This is the first in a series of hints and tips to help manage and reduce our environmental impact.  Photos and videos are easy to take on our mobile devices and some of us have hundreds on our phones and tablets.  But storage of these contributes significantly to carbon dioxide emissions.  Here, we explore ways … Continue reading Suggestion Box 1 – Photo Storage

COP26 – The Role of Finance

Environmental activists (and I count myself in that number) could argue that we should take whatever action is necessary to safeguard the climate, biodiversity and, ultimately, the human race regardless of the cost.  Most countries managed to find staggering amounts of money to deal with Covid-19, a more rapid but overall much less serious emergency … Continue reading COP26 – The Role of Finance

COP26 – The Role of China

China is the single largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, surpassing even the resource intensive economy of the United States.  With this tag comes some responsibility to take action to reduce emissions so this post is about China’s role in our efforts to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and avoid the worst … Continue reading COP26 – The Role of China