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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

COP26 – The Approach to Glasgow

The Paris Agreement was the outcome of COP21 in Paris.  This was a promise made by all the Parties to the Convention (the UN FCCC) to slow down their emissions of greenhouse gases.  The more economically developed countries set targets to reduce emissions and the less developed countries agreed to reduce the rate at which … Continue reading COP26 – The Approach to Glasgow

COP26 – What can we expect?

If you have read our earlier posts in this series, or you have been paying attention to the news over recent weeks, you should be aware that COP26 is a huge event that involves much more than just the headline conference.  This brings together many, many people in one location and together with the pre-conference … Continue reading COP26 – What can we expect?