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?

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