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

Suggestion Box 20: Water use part 4

Karen returns to the example of Angie and her family for the last time in this series of Suggestion Box videos.  It is now later in the day and the ways that Angie saves water during her evening routine are demonstrated as well as how she makes use of the water she has saved throughout … Continue reading Suggestion Box 20: Water use part 4

Suggestion Box 19: Cling Film

Cling Film or Cling Wrap is widely used as a cover for food.  However, as it is not always easy to recycle, it contributes to land fill where it takes a long time to breakdown.  In doing so, toxic chemicals are released.  Some of the ways to reduce its use in the home are suggested … Continue reading Suggestion Box 19: Cling Film

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?