Marta Rossato was so inspired by a recent visit to MakeSpace Oxford that she wrote it up as an article for Transition Town Reading’s newsletter. We in turn were so inspired by her article that we asked if we could republish it here. Happily she said yes. We were left wondering if this is something that would work in Reading? What do you think?
In this guest post Amber Robinson explains how Water Explorer is inspiring 8-14 year-olds in the UK and around the world to lead action on water issues. Alongside their own actions students also get to link up with groups of children taking similar action in other countries. Plus, Water Explorer’s online resources are freely available. What a great way to engage young people with action on water issues, starting locally but thinking globally.
In practice: Edinburgh Zoo’s behaviour change drive to increase recycling: “Attracting more than half a million visitors each year, Edinburgh Zoo has a significant opportunity to engage consumers on sustainability at a large scale. Here, edie charts an award-winning behaviour change drive which has helped the attraction divert 98% of its waste away from landfill.” […]
The refurbishment of the offices of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) in Central London has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for a UK office refurbishment. The refurbishment project has resulted in a 139kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint for the 162m2 office floorspace – 22% below a comparable “standard” fit-out.