Friday, 30 January 2009

Street lights

Many councils are now thinking of turning off streetlights in certain areas after pre-defined hours in order to save energy.

Germany is ahead of the game here - see this video about their system, in which it is possible for local residents to turn streetlights on temporarily using their mobile phone!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Say NO to a third runway at Heathrow

Air travel is bad!

Air travel is extremely damaging to the environment, and new runways take up vast swathes of green land. On Wednesday there will be a vote in parliament on a proposed third runway at Heathrow. Ahead of this vote there is a chance to put pressure on Labour MPs to vote with their conscience and say NO to a third runway. Campaigners already have the support of the LibDems and Tory MPs.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Carbon footprints

What is the environmental impact of your life? That is not something we can ever know for sure, but carbon calculators are a simple way of getting a rough idea of our impact in one particular sphere of the environment (i.e. carbon usage). Try one of the calculators below (or compare a few) - let CIN know which you think is the most accurate.