If you sometimes wonder where to start with tackling your own greenhouse gas emissions, WinACC Trustee Bob Whitmarsh has just published a book to help you.
The free 15 hour Open University course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explores what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.
The course aims to help people:
Highlighting the BBC Good Food seasonal food guide
It has never been so important to change our habits to reduce our carbon footprints. How can we go about creating such a change?
This WinACC report about transporting fresh food shows that eating seasonal food is better than buying local food, but it is not quite a simple as we would like!
About the Pilot project 2013 and evaluation
by individuals and households
Located in rural Cheshire, Ashton Hayes is a well knit community of about 1000 people that is aiming to become England's first carbon neutral community. They started their journey in January 2006 and since then they have cut their carbon dioxide emissions by 23%. Their website gives you a flavour.
Bob Whitmarsh, chair of WinACC's Science and Technology Advisory Panel, has published a report assessing the web-based carbon calculators for individuals to measure their carbon footprint. The report also looks at the different sites that enable groups of people to record, share and compare their energy use. February 2011
Local individuals, schools and businesses who are reducing their carbon emissions reflect on their hopes and expectations.