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Global
news round up

This week, some 10:10ers around the world were all about low carbon food and cycling,  while others have been busy prepping for World Environment Day or treading the boards as Shakespeare's Hamlet.

  • Hubs around the world have been going crazy about low-carbon food this week: from spreading the word about the new e-cookbook in Italy to partnering up with Croatian gastronomy magazine "Ice & Pice", who are introducing a low carbon section in each issue as well as giving away the new "Low Carbon and Delicious" cookbook on a CD to their readers. 
  • 10:10 Spain's focus on reducing carbon in cities continues apace through the "respira aspira" campaign. At an event in Barcelona on 18 June, people will be showing their support and lobbying the authorities' to get involved by presenting 100 good reasons for healthier and more sustainable cities
  • 10:10 Denmark celebrated the British Embassy in Copenhagen's fantastic 27% carbon saving by presenting an in-depth case study detailing the various initiatves that got them so far - such as replacing flights with trains or videoconferencing and getting staff to switch to pedal power.
  • Cycling was also on the agenda for 100 children and teenagers in Romania, who recently enjoyed a day of cycling competitions and building bicycles out of recycled materials. 
  • 10:10 Chile is getting ready for a teachers workshop on 11 June to kick around ideas for bringing 10:10 into Chilean class rooms. If you're interested, please drop Phoebe a line.
  • Who knew: Hamlet does 10:10!  At least in Denmark, where the production "Shakespeare at Hamlet's Castle"  in Kronburg is the latest 10:10 sign up. The biggest savings so far have been made by giving up the permanent stage, which the company only used occasionally and replacing it with short-term rentals for when they need a stage. So …to be or not to be a 10:10er? Easy question. 
  • For the gardeners amongst you, here are some tips for roses and weeds from Brid in Denmark. 
  • World Environment Day is coming up this Sunday which 10:10 Chile and Argentina are both celebrating with free community events with loads of learning offers and low-carbon food for everyone. 

  • One of the UK's largest employee relocation companies, HCR, decided to approach carbon management from a marketing perspective and organised a staff training that featured competitions and freebies as well as training sessions. 
  • Last but not least, here's one for the art lovers amongst you: 10:10 artworks are going on sale at world famous Christie's next week. On June 7th, Christie's in South Kensington, London, are selling artworks donated to 10:10 from British artists. The artworks represent a variety of responses to the climate change crisis. Big thanks to the artists, the Guardian and Christie's for the support and good luck to those of you who will be bidding on June 7th.