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Suggestion Box 18: Food – Dairy

The Dairy industry is a big contributor to the world’s carbon emissions, with dairy products being widely available and included in diets all over the world.  In this video we look at some ways in which farmers are working to reduce the emissons of their herds and suggest some choices for those who do not … Continue reading Suggestion Box 18: Food – Dairy

Suggestion Box 17 – Plant a tree?

The option of offsetting our carbon emissions is questioned in this Suggestion Box.  The various projects available are mentioned, including the popular option of tree-planting schemes.  The argument for this being a last resort, after steps have been taken to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible, is briefly presented.  Viewers are encouraged to look … Continue reading Suggestion Box 17 – Plant a tree?

Net Zero Walking?

I was lucky to be invited to spend a day walking in the Lake District recently.  This was a day in the Langdales with a scramble up Wetherlam from Fell Foot and Greenburn and then a more leisurely walk and another scramble to the top of Swirl How.  From Swirl How, we walked along West … Continue reading Net Zero Walking?

Suggestion Box 16 – Toiletries

This video acknowledges that the use of toiletries can have a positive effect on our well-being by helping us to smell and feel nice.  However this comes at a cost to the environment.  Some ways to reduce this while still being able to feel the benefits of such products as shower gel, shampoo, aftershave and … Continue reading Suggestion Box 16 – Toiletries

Suggestion Box 15 – Water Use Part 3

In Suggestion Boxes 6 and 9, the ways in which we can save water during our early morning routines were discussed, using the example of Angie, a single Mum with two school aged children.  Angie works part time and in this Suggestion Box we look at steps she takes to reduce water use while at … Continue reading Suggestion Box 15 – Water Use Part 3

Suggestion Box 14 – Vegetables

In Suggestion Box 10 options for reducing meat in our diets were discussed. In general, vegetables have a lower impact on the environment than meat and there is a wide range of readily available vegetables for us to choose from. Here we look at ways in which the environmental impact of our diets can be … Continue reading Suggestion Box 14 – Vegetables

Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

If computer and other electronic waste is not disposed of properly, it adds to landfill and in breaking down, releases toxic substances into soil and water.  In this video we look at some options for extending the life of appliances to avoid sending them to landfill, reducing the environmental impact of this type of waste.  … Continue reading Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

Suggestion Box 12 – Cleaning Chemicals

While it is important to keep our homes and workplaces clean and tidy, many common household cleaners contain chemicals that do harm to the environment.  Some are also  packaged in materials that cannot be recycled.  The effects are explained in this short video, together with some suggestions for changes we can make to reduce the … Continue reading Suggestion Box 12 – Cleaning Chemicals

Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

This video continues our series of hints and tips. Here we offer some suggestions for reducing your environmental impact by turning items which are broken or no longer wanted into something else.  This can be a fun way of prolonging the life of the materials as well as helping to reduce the amount of waste … Continue reading Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

Suggestion Box 10 – Beef & Chicken

Food production results in high emissions of greenhouse gases to which meat Food production results in high emissions of greenhouse gases.  Meat makes a significant contribution to the total.  This video suggests some changes we can make to our diets to reduce these emissions. We don’t have to remove meat from our diets completely, although … Continue reading Suggestion Box 10 – Beef & Chicken