When a company tries to cut its carbon footprint, how far should it cast the net? Is it responsible for the choices of its customers? What if it sells something that doesn’t have a carbon footprint at all – until the second it’s used?Continue reading “Responsibility [quote]”
The world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown but only through a “now or never” dash to a low-carbon economy and society, scientists have said in what is in effect a final warning for governments on the climate.Continue reading “Now or Never [quote]”
Never before in human history have we been richer, more advanced or powerful. And yet we feel overwhelmed in the face of rapid climate change. It seems simple on the surface. Greenhouse gases trap energy from the Sun and transfer it to our atmosphere. This leads to warmer winters, harsher summers. Dry places become drier and wet places wetter. Countless ecosystems will die while the rising oceans swallow coasts and the cities we build on them.Continue reading
Using an e-bike regularly could have a positive impact towards fighting climate change
- After only 1,000km an e-bike would offset all carbon emissions produced by its production
- 89.5 million tonnes of CO2 is produced by road travel per year, whereas e-bikes produce none
- Built-in battery packs on modern e-bikes can take you 257 laps of an Olympic track
Utilising data from The Department for Transport**, an infographic has been created that looks at total greenhouse gas emissions produced by standard modes of transport versus e-bikes. This is in a bid to encourage people to think about the environment and their role in helping it.
Commissioned by cycling specialists, Cycle Republic, the infographic highlights that if sustainably produced electricity is used for the manufacturing of e-bikes, they will emit almost zero CO2 and produce very little noise whilst on the road.
Whether it’s that tabletop philodendron lining your office hallway or that dramatic ficus tree you see every morning in your building’s lobby, plants are quietly making the indoor spaces you inhabit healthier everyday.
This infographic shows some of the amazing benefits plant life can have indoors.