Existing technology is already unlocking safer, smarter, greener solutions for powering our economy, transporting our goods, caring for our sick and feeding our growing population. But history shows that transformative technologies – from the automobile to the internet – can take decades to reach scale. And time is one resource we do not have. How can we accelerate the deployment and commercialisation of sustainable technologies while ensuring they are introduced safely into society? For more info visit http://www.dnvgl.com/technology-innovation/strategic-projects/technology-to-transformation/default.aspx#.VOMZk3ZzPRJ
Did you know that every car in Europe uses a blend of biofuels? This is because of EU law. And to meet this demand, global production of biofuels has skyrocketed. You may think ‘bio’ means biofuels are always good for the planet. But because biofuels are derived from plant products, any increase in their use has a direct impact on agriculture worldwide. That means more deforestation to make way for new agricultural land, releasing the stored-up carbon of rainforests into the air and driving up global food prices. This is the Butterfly Effect of Europe’s biofuels policy. But we can end it. Which future are you working for? Learn more at: www.biofuelsreform.org – Join the discussion: #StopBadBiofuels
http://fortheloveof.org.uk This year, world leaders could make decisions to protect all we hold dear. We need them to feel our love for things we could lose to climate change. Please watch and share #showthelove
Stonehenge circle is fascinating but if you can bear to turn your back on the rocks, you’ll discover a rich and unique wildlife landscape. Ten years ago the acres surrounding the ancient monument were covered in wheat and very little else. Since then the National Trust has been undertaking the largest grassland restoration project in Europe, to return those fields to their wild and natural state. Follow the National Trust’s Laura Shack as she meets nature expert Simon Ford and learns how wildlife is returning to this special landscape. (Find out more about the Stonehenge landscape at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stonehenge-landscape)
In this short animation, produced for primary school children by Green.TV, supported by the Wellcome Trust, we look at the remarkable evolution of the horse from a small dog-sized creature to the animal we know today.
In this short animation, produced for primary school children by Green.TV, supported by the Wellcome Trust, we look at the remarkable evolution of the whale from a land-based dog-like animal to the marine mammal that became the world’s largest ever creature.
Our world is facing great challenges, and business as usual is not an option. But we can create a world in 2050 where nine billion people thrive within the environmental limits of the planet. In order to do that, we must overcome critical barriers and set out on a pathway for change. For more info visit http://www.dnvgl.com/technology-innovation/strategic-projects/sustainable-future/#.VLkdpabf3RI
“It’s very clear to us that the climate is changing, changing rapidly, and changing primarily because of human activities,” says Don Wuebbles, a convening lead author on the National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science chapter. A wide range of scientific observations has shown that as the planet’s temperature has risen, there have been changes in precipitation patterns, increases in the frequency and intensity of certain extreme weather events, and other climate change impacts that can be attributed to human causes. “It’s not a matter of belief,” Wuebbles says. “The science is very clear that this is what’s happening.” To learn more about climate change impacts in the United States, go to NCA2014.globalchange.gov
Winter is a great time to get out and explore the landscape and see things in a different light. Alan Power, the head gardener at Stourhead – and his dog – take us on one of their favorite walks in this video. For more ideas on great places to walk near you this winter go to https:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/walks
Add a traditional touch to your Christmas decorations with these old-fashioned home made paper chains. They’re simple to make and great fun for kids. Find out how in this short video or get more crafty Christmas ideas at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1355865318398/. To find out more about Greys Court go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court/