Sir David Attenborough delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Ashden Awards. A speech full of positive messages from a true earth champion.
World Environment Day (WED) is on 5 June. This day is targeted to be the people’s day for positive action and demonstrates how individual actions can create an exponential impact. This year’s event, hosted by Rwanda, will support the International Year of Biodiversity.
Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, this film looks back at some of the UK Parliament’s great achievements – from the abolition of slavery to the creation of the NHS – before exploring the historic opportunity facing the next Parliament. Will MPs elected this spring put the UK on track for a low carbon economy, before it’s too late?
This is the launch video for The Robin Hood Tax campaign. A coalition of over 30 charities and non-profit organisations has come together to demand a very small tax on financial transactions to raise serious money for poor people at home and abroad.
Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis and the Carbon Trust’s chief executive Tom Delay, launch, The Big Business Refit. The campaign aims to help around 3,000 businesses cut energy bills by £40m, and reduce carbon emissions by 26,000 tonnes through advice and interest free loans for equipment replacements.
Coldplay supports Artists Project Earth. APE aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. It supports effective projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raises funds for natural disaster relief.
This report illustrates the tips drivers should apply. Sparing use of air conditioning, frequent checks of tyre pressure and moving off without letting the engine idle are explained and illustrated. It also describes the importance of anticipating traffic flow, shifting up quickly and reaching cruising speed as fast as possible.
Challenge Europe is a British Council project that brings together ambitious young people who want to make a lasting impact on climate change. It provides a platform to develop innovative and practical solutions to reduce carbon use.
Europe’s roads are saturated. It’s estimated that the quantity of goods carried by road will increase by 20 Billion tonne-kilometres a year between now and 2013. The EU’s Marco Polo II programme wants to buck this trend, and is already ensuring that over 42 billion tonne-kilometers will be shifted from the road to alternative forms of transport.
Sony Europe have partnered with a young team called Forest Guard to develop an innovative forest wildfire detection system. The system has already been deployed in Tahoe National Forest in California and uses a network of solar-powered CCTV cameras and online citizen fire-watchers to give advance warning of any fires.