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Act like you are in a crisis -

because you are!

Greta Thunberg spoke to parliament. Her message was clear and we need to listen to her. Act on the following quote extracted from her speech. “Every time we make a decision we should ask ourselves; how will this decision affect [the carbon emission] curve? We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases. We should no longer only ask: “Have we got enough money to go through with this?” but also: “Have we got enough of the carbon budget to spare to go through with this?” That should and must become the centre of our new currency.”

Get recognition for your

sustainability

Earthly Gains Ltd is pleased to be supporting the Sustainable City Awards again this year. Our director, Martin Gibson, is chair of judges for the Sir Peter Parker Award, which goes to the best business entry. The awards are open to any business in the UK for any project that can demonstrate outstanding sustainability. To apply please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2sYVSoI.

Commuting by bicycling

proves very good for health

Cycling can replace polluting forms of transport. It has also been shown in the past to be good for health, even in polluted areas like London. A new study shows that cycling commuting is good a reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer and all cause mortality (i.e. you are less likely to die, despite the risk of accidents). (7 Sep 2017)

Where next for Climate

Change action?

Although president Trump is taking the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it has been interesting to see the response from other players in the US. Many big corporations and states say it won’t stop them committing to action. One of the presidents reasons for extracting the US from the deal was because he saw it as economically unfair. This means that less US money will go to poor developing nations to help them combat the causes ans effects of rising global temperatures. Michael Bloomberg is pledging to donate $15 million to the UN to help make up the shortfall from the US.

Packaging is in the news

The PM programme on Radio 4 ran a week of reports on packaging from January 11th. It led to considerable feedback from consumers. The bottom line was that there is a lot of concern over excessive product packaging. While some companies are reaping the benefits of better design, many seem to be in denial and want to blame consumers or poor recycling facilities.

Consultation on standard for

circular economy

BSi have launched a consultation on the proposed new standard: BS 8001. Called the ‘Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations’. The consultation closed on 15th January, so amendments are now awaited.

Martin Gibson speaks at

IMechE conference

Martin Gibson was the key note speaker at IMechE’s Pneumatic Conveying conference on 29th November. He talked about Implementation of the Eco-Design Directive and pointed out the benefits of good design.
© Martin Gibson, trading as Earthly Gains, 2016

News

Act like you are in a crisis -because

you are!

Greta Thunberg spoke to parliament. Her message was clear and we need to listen to her. Act on the following quote extracted from her speech. “Every time we make a decision we should ask ourselves; how will this decision affect [the carbon emission] curve? We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases. We should no longer only ask: “Have we got enough money to go through with this?” but also: “Have we got enough of the carbon budget to spare to go through with this?” That should and must become the centre of our new currency.”

Get recognition for your

sustainability

Earthly Gains Ltd is pleased to be supporting the Sustainable City Awards again this year. Our director, Martin Gibson, is chair of judges for the Sir Peter Parker Award, which goes to the best business entry. The awards are open to any business in the UK for any project that can demonstrate outstanding sustainability. To apply please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2sYVSoI.

Commuting by bicycling proves very

good for health

Cycling can replace polluting forms of transport. It has also been shown in the past to be good for health, even in polluted areas like London. A new study shows that cycling commuting is good a reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer and all cause mortality (i.e. you are less likely to die, despite the risk of accidents). (7 Sep 2017)

Where next for Climate Change

action?

Although president Trump is taking the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it has been interesting to see the response from other players in the US. Many big corporations and states say it won’t stop them committing to action. One of the presidents reasons for extracting the US from the deal was because he saw it as economically unfair. This means that less US money will go to poor developing nations to help them combat the causes ans effects of rising global temperatures. Michael Bloomberg is pledging to donate $15 million to the UN to help make up the shortfall from the US.

Packaging is in the news

The PM programme on Radio 4 ran a week of reports on packaging from January 11th. It led to considerable feedback from consumers. The bottom line was that there is a lot of concern over excessive product packaging. While some companies are reaping the benefits of better design, many seem to be in denial and want to blame consumers or poor recycling facilities.

Consultation on standard for

circular economy

BSi have launched a consultation on the proposed new standard: BS 8001. Called the ‘Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations’. The consultation closed on 15th January, so amendments are now awaited.

Martin Gibson speaks at IMechE

conference

Martin Gibson was the key note speaker at IMechE’s Pneumatic Conveying conference on 29th November. He talked about Implementation of the Eco-Design Directive and pointed out the benefits of good design.