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10:10:10 Countdown

Brighton and Hove health pioneers: the story so far

We’ve got a fantastic group of enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised health pioneers here in Brighton and Hove, who have been spreading the 10:10 message at every opportunity.  Here’s how they’ve done it so far.

"Zöld London" egy környezettudatos metropolisz

UN PASO ADELANTE

 

Latino Shop in Zagreb, Croatia is our first 10:10 shop, and we are so proud and happy to be working with them. Beautiful Alejandra (who is actually from Colombia) and a Zagreb-native Aleksandar promote Latin culture and ways of life in this colorful surroundings full of amazing products made from all natural materials, like seeds, clay, cotton and similar. Check out their web site www.latinoshop.hr for more information, and find more amazing photos right here.

 

Eat seasonably

Market stall

Lovely veg

Any idea when courgettes come into season? How about cucumbers? No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. 

Klimaet er vigtigt for danskerne

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Det kan godt være, at klimaet er rykket ned under punktet eventuelt på politikernes dagsorden. Langt ned under den altoverskyggende finanskrise. Men for danskerne er klimaet stadig noget af det vigtigste.

KidCulture Family Expo: A 1010 Festival for Cyprus

Last weekend over 400 families gathered in a park in Lefkosia, for the 'KidCulture Family Expo', the first festival of its kind for Cyprus.
Despite the scorching heat the turn out was good and the event a great success for all involved.

The festival targeted expectant and new parents as well as educators and health professionals, and aimed to encourage environmental awareness in exhibitors and visitors alike. An innovative and eco conscious show, rare for Cyprus, that incorporated carbon cutting ideas in its organisation including recycling and water saving.

What's the carbon footprint of a new car?

This edited extract from Mike Berners-Lee's How Bad Are Bananas? was originally published on guardian.co.uk

The carbon footprint of making a car is immensely complex. Ores have to be dug out of the ground and the metals extracted. These have to be turned into parts. Other components have to be brought together: rubber tyres, plastic dashboards, paint, and so on. All of this involves transporting things around the world. The whole lot then has to be assembled, and every stage in the process requires energy. The companies that make cars have offices and other infrastructure with their own carbon footprints, which we need to somehow allocate proportionately to the cars that are made.

Link with 350.org for 10:10:10

A low-carbon cure for car park rage

 

When Dacorum Borough Council signed up to 10:10, I wanted to make sure we took into account all of our carbon emissions – both inside the organisation’s buildings and outside. I knew that most of our employees travelled to work by car, and by reducing their mileage by just a little a week we could make a difference to their CO2 emissions.

Car parking at our Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre has always been a contentious issue, as there often isn’t enough space in the staff car park, so I thought there might be a way to tackle that problem as well as reducing the emissions produced by staff commuting to work.

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