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

Tree planting in the Dales – an opportunity to view

Since 1996, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has been planting trees in the Yorkshire Dales.  They have planted more than 1.5 million trees in a diverse range of sites.  Of course, all this activity has to be funded and the Trust seems to be adept at finding funding sources from public bodies and businesses.  An alternative … Continue reading Tree planting in the Dales – an opportunity to view

Friends of the Dales

ideostone is based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  We use images and ideas of the National Park quite often in our work so I was pleased to be invited to talk to the policy committee of Friends of the Dales about climate breakdown. Friends of the Dales is a membership charity … Continue reading Friends of the Dales

Climate Lockdown?

What we can learn from the Covid-19 lockdown for the longer-term restrictions in our normal way of life that are likely to arise from climate breakdown?  Are we heading for a climate lockdown?  I explore my thinking in this article. Background Although now being eased, the restrictions imposed in most countries in response to the … Continue reading Climate Lockdown?