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It is Easy Being Green

It is Easy Being Green

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25% of CO2 emissions in the UK are from road transport. In 2007 50% of new registrations were to vehicle fleets. There are approximately 3 million fleet cars on the road today, travelling over 60 billion miles per year. When their service life is over, they come onto the used car market. Tim Watts, founder of Perfect Circle Management, is the man with the plan to change this for the better. His mission is to show business users how going green can save money, as well as being the ethical thing to do. Tim has worked successfully with a number of businesses over the last year proving that reducing emissions also translates to business efficiency and cost savings

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We are Sailing, Solar Sailing...

We are Sailing, Solar Sailing...

An Australian shipbuilding firm has landed a plum contract to fit Solar powered “Wings” to a giant chinese tanker. These aluminium solar sails generate electricity and also save fuel by catching any breezes that are around – exactly like the clipper ships of yore. They harness the wind to cut fuel costs by around 30%, as well as generating electricity to meet around five percent of the ship's needs. They can be retrofitted to existing designs. The makers SolarSailor say that they will pay for themselves by saving fuel costs in four years.

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National Climate March
Saturday December 6th 2008 Central London

National Climate March

Photo: Mike Grenville

The annual national climate march takes place on December 6th. It is important because significant positive developments have taken place this year. The upcoming Climate Bill will agree to carbon reduction of 80% rather than 60% by 2050 as previously, a large step in the right direction. The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook, published recently, takes a significant view on climate change for the first time: “ Preventing catastrophic and irreversible damage to the global climate ultimately requires a major decarbonisation of the world energy sources. On current trends, energy-related emissions of carbon-dioxide (CO 2 ) and other greenhouse gases will rise inexorably, pushing up average global temperature by as much as 6°C in the long term. Strong, urgent action is needed to curb these trends.”

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Carbon Managers Launch Environmental Procurement Audit (EPA)

Carbon Managers Launch Environmental Procurement Audit (EPA)

Carbon Managers are launching a new service: Environmental Procurement Audit (EPA). Save carbon by choosing business suppliers with green credentials. It is based around an online tool which delivers an eco questionnaire to suppliers.

By using ranking scores and trend comparison data, businesspeople will be able to make informed purchasing decisions and provide incentives where necessary to generate real carbon savings. Accreditation certificates and logos can be allocated to compliant suppliers.

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Review: Change in the Weather: Weather Extremes and the British Climate

Review: Change in the Weather: Weather Extremes and the British Climate

by Philip Eden (Author) Continuum International Publishing RRP:£14.99

This is an unusual gift book by Daily Telegraph weather expert Philip Eden. It is a popular science book which will appeal to anyone who wants to find out more about our weather. This is a huge subject but Eden is able to bring his expertise to show how the weather in the UK has changed over the centuries. How rare are freak events, and what should one do to prepare for them? Is it possible to compare the 1976 drought with the 1891 blizzard? Many more topics are investigated, including the topical climate change problem of what would happen if the Gulf Stream ceased to warm our island.

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Dreaming of a 'green' Christmas?

Are you dreaming of a `green' Christmas? Well, even if you're not, you can enjoy the festive season by taking inspiration from Friends of the Earth's ideas for presents, parties and decorations which won't cost the earth.

Presents

•  Try flea markets, antique jewellery and vintage clothing shops for gifts - you'll be giving a unique present, as well as recycling.

•  Indulge with a local, organic hamper made up from the local farmers market or give gifts of locally-brewed beer or organic wine.

•  Treat people to a special experience instead of an item - such as theatre tokens, annual membership of a gallery or a weekend at a spa.


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National Climate March
Saturday December 6th 2008

The march will start at Grosvenor Square (Bond Street or Marble Arch tube). Participants will assemble at 12 noon. Full schedule here

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Editor: Julian Jackson www.julianjackson.co.uk