Welsh authority shows how swaps lower energy intensity

As part of mobility week a Welsh Local authority offered car owners a full year’s free use of public transport in return for them giving up their car for scrap. Some 30 people took up the offer. What I see as significant is the initiative shows us the basis of a very powerful method. People Read more about Welsh authority shows how swaps lower energy intensity[…]

Read the white paper on PLANNED POWERDOWN

What do organizations need to know about the impact of liquid fuels on communities as oil prices hike and availability wanes…? For officers in the public and private sector alike, this paper describes 16 main aspects of the coming energy situation. Organisations need to consider these 16 in order to begin to craft energy depletion Read more about Read the white paper on PLANNED POWERDOWN[…]

Want to know how the planet’s ecosystems are faring?

Look no further. To understand the state of the planet’s ecosystems, and how far they are threatened by collapse, and to what extent these threaten our well-being we refer you to The Millennium Assessment. It was launched by U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and was completed in March 2005. The work of Read more about Want to know how the planet’s ecosystems are faring?[…]

Save trees with digital textbooks

Dear Porena, My name is Jon Cheek. I am a recent college graduate concerned about the environmental impact of printing millions of college textbooks every year. Although I bought used textbooks whenever possible, I frequently had to buy new textbooks to keep up with new editions or to get supplemental software. However, I recently joined Read more about Save trees with digital textbooks[…]

How little soil area do we need to grow all the food and fiber we need to maintain well-being?

If you have followed earlier discussions you will have seen we believe that asking the right question is essential to begin inventing for the sustainable planet. The question above was asked 34 years ago by John Jeavons. Today he has, according to his own view, 98% of all he needs to know to answer this Read more about How little soil area do we need to grow all the food and fiber we need to maintain well-being?[…]

Why not biomass? Shoma asks

Reader Shoma asks us what is being done about biomass in various countries, and is it not a solution to reducing Carbon Dioxide levels. (We reprint the article below, sorry we do not know the source apologies to owner, please contact us) The sustainability challenge is a liquid fuels one, not electricity generation.Liquid fuels are Read more about Why not biomass? Shoma asks[…]

Get your KIDS to go to this website…it is their future we are concerned about

Japan for sustainability has launched their Kids’ “Create Your Future” Web site encouraging children worldwide to get involved in environmental issues think and act independently in response. The site emphasizes taking a creative approach towards the realization of a more ecological future on our planet unrestrained by conventional ideas, and introduces innovative ways of thinking Read more about Get your KIDS to go to this website…it is their future we are concerned about[…]