We know that it can be a bit of a challenge to eat seasonal, local, low-carbon meals all the time, and it's difficult to be sure what food is having the greatest impact on our carbon footprint. When are beetroots in season? Should we be eating fresh tomatoes in March? Can there really be such a thing as English wine?
People who make environmental documentaries are often criticised for preaching to the converted. Conscientious citizens who believe in climate change will hear about the film, they’ll go to the cinema, they’ll watch it and then come out newly energised.
Giving campaigners a morale boost is definitely no bad thing, but there’s a real need to reach out beyond those who already have green tendencies.
Between cuts to solar incentives and rising global emissions, it hasn’t been the best of times for climate-related news in the UK recently. But here at 10:10 we don’t like to dwell on the negatives so, to spread some Christmas cheer (I know, I know, it’s only November but those adverts are getting to me), we’re bringing you some positive climate change news stories from across the globe!
We’re very excited to announce an amazing 10:10 event coming up in Cambridge next week so get your diaries out and keep the date free!
On the 21st of November, you are all cordially invited to come and listen to 10:10 pioneer Paul Hinds talk about how he helped Natural England reduce their carbon emissions by 50% over 4 years, saving the organisation £1.5m a year!!
Here at 10:10 we pride ourselves on keeping our finger firmly on the carbon-cutting pulse, but things do slip through the net from time to time. Case in point: this amazing story that came out of Perthshire in March 2010.
Anyway in the spirit of better-late-than-never (and because most of the mainstream media seems to have missed the story too), here’s our belated shout-out to Alyth, a village in Scotland that managed to cut its collective electricity use by 10% in two years as part of a groundbreaking energy-efficiency experiment run by Scottish Hydro.
Darkness is descending and the cold is creeping in, but fear not – help is at hand. Falling temperatures don't have to mean rising bills this winter.