April is Remade month at 10:10, which means we'll be sharing tips and skills to help you keep your favourite things working like new.
April 2012 is Remade month, when 10:10ers around the world share the skills and build the confidence to fix their clothes, bikes, computers and anything else that needs a bit of TLC to keep it going. Don't know where to start? Check out Becca's intro blog.
Remade tips in Dutch? No problem. Check out what 10:10 Netherlands and Microsoft recommend to remake your PC. Keen to fix your things with a little help and while having a cuppa? Then head over to Amsterdam's Repair Cafe, as featured in this blog by the 10:10 team in the Netherlands.
10:10 Germany and online cooking & community mag "chefkoch.de" got together this week to share some fab some low-carbon cooking tips. Why not check out their brand new checklist and prep a romantic dinner this weekend?
One of our Solar Schools, New Town Primary, installed their solar roof! They are still fundraising for it but in order to secure the higher rate of Feed-in Tariff they just managed to negotiate an agreement between planners and installers in time to get their panels up (and enjoying the unseasonably sunny british weather!). Congrats!
Are you involved with a community renewable energy project? Does it need money? Our friends at Energyshare are now accepting applications for their second round of funding, check out the details here.
Ever wondered what your street would look like if everyone went for external wall insulation? Take a look.
Another way you can save carbon is by "working smarter". For example, you can save carbon by working while on the go or by establishing new meeting routines in cyberspace instead of using hours and fuel on transportation. Find out more about 10:10 Denmark's initiative in cooperation with Microsoft and others in this newspaper article.
Last but not least, congrats to our most recent 10:10 action year completers: Quest for Future Solutions, who managed to cut carbon by 29% in their home office last year. Nicely done!