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.
Short green tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of your daily actions, whether at home, at work or on the road.
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.
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.
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.
A crumbling hydro-electric plant in the Yorkshire Dales is to spark back into life to supply power to the national grid.
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.
green.tv stories from far and wide in this week’s news
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.
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.