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What’s Wrong with Billboard Car Adverts?

What’s Wrong with Billboard Car Adverts?

Last month, We Are Futureproof hit the streets in London to ask whether members of the public could see the fuel economy and emissions information on a couple of car advert billboards.

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Green tip – the battery charger

Green tip – the battery charger

Short green tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of your daily actions, whether at home, at work or on the road.

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International Development Enterprises, India

International Development Enterprises, India

The winners of the world’s leading green energy awards were announced last night, all of them demonstrating a commitment to address climate change and bring social and economic benefits that radically improve people’s lives. This year, the Outstanding Achievement Award went to International Development Enterprises, India. IDEI won an Ashden Award in 2006 for their treadle pump that farmers use to lift water to irrigate their crops, and lift their families out of poverty and is now scaling up. IDEI hopes that nearly two million pumps will have been sold by 2020.

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Techno-Chic

Techno-Chic

One of four scenarios exploring what the world will be like for the fashion industry in 2025. A prosperous world which has benefited from an early switch to a low-carbon economy and huge technological investment. 3-D body scanners allow people to virtually ‘try on’ items and all garments are designed to biodegrade or be reused.

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Aga Khan Planning and Building Service

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service

Over 14 years ago, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service began a concerted drive to make homes in North Pakistan warmer, and reduce the use of wood. Based on the Aga Khan’s belief that ‘A proper home can bridge that terrible gap between poverty and a better future’, the programme is doing just that for over 240,000 people.

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New green Energy from a  century old power station plant

New green Energy from a century old power station plant

A crumbling hydro-electric plant in the Yorkshire Dales is to spark back into life to supply power to the national grid.

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Cheap as Chips

Cheap as Chips

A winner of the 2006 Ashden Awards, Barnsley Council in the UK is responsible for the country’s biggest implementation of biomass heating for community housing, replacing coal with waste wood and saving nearly 3,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.

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green.tv Weekly News – August 23rd 2010

green.tv Weekly News – August 23rd 2010

green.tv stories from far and wide in this week’s news

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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

A film focused on the benefits of rain water harvesting. It features Elwyn Griffiths on his Shropshire chicken farm. The system he has installed saves him 100,000 pounds a year in water rates and has huge environmental benefits.

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Wood Energy Ltd

Wood Energy Ltd

Wood Energy Ltd. won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007. They are the UK’s leading national supplier of high efficiency automatic wood-chip and wood-pellet boilers.

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