Net Zero by 2027 – part 6

More data entry!  Now we need to enter details about our gas and electricity use for the business to the on-line form.  As the business operates from part of our home, we need to make some assumptions and do some maths to work out the proportions of energy costs to allocate.  We think we’ve approached … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027 – part 6

Net Zero by 2027 – part 5

Now that we are ready to start the calculation of our greenhouse gas emissions, we need to decide which of the calculators we will use.  There are many available but, having decided, we explain the information required to set up an account, such as number of employees, turnover and energy use.  We also discuss other … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027 – part 5

Net Zero by 2027 – part 4

This is the final video outlining our preparation for calculating our emissions of greenhouse gases.  Here, we look at our use of technology.  As a provider of on-line training materials we expect that our use of computers and other electronic devices will contribute a significant proportion of our emissions.  It is easy to think that … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027 – part 4

Net Zero by 2027 – part 3

In this video, we continue to assess our business to prepare for calculating our emissions of greenhouse gases.  We look at our use of energy for business travel.  We are calculating our emissions for our financial year 2021-22 and identify that Brexit and Covid-19 had a significant effect.  Other aspects to take into account are … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027 – part 3

Net Zero by 2027 – part 2

This video gives an overview of our operations as a starting point for calculating our emissions of greenhouse gases.  Now that we’ve signed up to the SME Climate Hub and made our public commitment to Net Zero, the next stage is to gather information about our business.  This includes our key activities, working arrangements, type … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027 – part 2

Net Zero by 2027- an introduction

At ideostone, we’ve signed up to the SME Climate Hub and committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2027.  We are doing this alongside thousands of other small businesses who are making similar commitments but with other target dates.  In this series of videos, we are sharing our progress.  We’re doing … Continue reading Net Zero by 2027- an introduction

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?

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