Low Carbon Footprint Self-Employment Ideas

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To help inspire you, here are some low carbon footprint self-employment ideas to consider. There are many more low carbon footprint business ventures out there to discover. Buy Nothing Days every day. Except for maybe a bike.

LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

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Green technologies is now a global marketplace of $3 trillion but as result of a staggeringly low commitment from past governments, the UK has less than a five percent share of this market. CIWEM believes that low carbon investment is a vital part of our economic recovery, so we must develop new green businesses and industries across the country.

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LOW CARBON CITIZENS

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We must instigate behavioral changes in order to become low carbon citizens, so CIWEM calls for the next Government to lead by example and begin an effective program of education and engagement. The CIWEM also supports calls to develop carbon literacy, which would help educate the public with regards to the levels of carbon emitted from various activities.

Low-carbon Farming

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the Low Carbon Transition Policy announced by the British government on St. Swithun's Day 2009 it has been announced that farming must become a low-carbon industry. If we really want to get to an agriculture that uses less carbon, as they put it, then a move forward into the past is required. Farming's environmental footprint is rather large, much larger than any “carbon footprint” of it ever would be.

Low-Carbon Investment Opportunities are Finally Catching Up with Demand

Cool Green Science

Last week’s New York Times piece by Tina Rosenberg, “ An Investment Strategy to Save the Planet ”, hits more than a few key notes on the fast-growing appetite for low-carbon investment opportunities – taking a particular look at emerging low-carbon index funds tailored for institutional investors.

50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan

Green Living Ideas

This week Taiwan announced their intention to create 50 “low-carbon villages” by the end of 2011. According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency (TEPA), the plan is to recruit two or more village-level districts in each city or county each village to cut emissions using a range of tactics, from limiting car or scooter trips and [.] [ 50 Low-Carbon Villages in Taiwan from Green Living Ideas ].

From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

The city of Paris will forever be intertwined with the global push to transition to a low-carbon economy. The COP21 talks set the global low-carbon transition into motion, with 195 nations ultimately agreeing on a binding climate change deal aimed at limiting global warming to a 2C rise. History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal.

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London to get 'flagship' low carbon zones

Green (Living) Review

by Micheal Smith (Veshengro) Boris Johnson has pledged GBP 3 million to develop ten flagship Low Carbon Zones (LCZ) - aimed at creating jobs and cutting carbon emissions. Tags: Low Carbon Zones Speaking at Prince Charles' May Day Summit on Climate Change in May 2009 London's mayor formally invited applications for the LCZ by committing at least £200,000 funding for each one.

Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

Eco Auto Ninja

The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme. The Low Carbon London Project, run by UK Power Networks , is an extension of EV trials across the Greater London Area and its surrounds to better understand the impact of low carbon technologies on the electricity network, which would in turn help with the design and development of those networks.

ZHA unveils a low-carbon Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum

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Currently under construction, the low-carbon and energy-efficient museum is expected to achieve the highest Three-Star rating of China’s Green Building Evaluation Standard. The rest is here: ZHA unveils a low-carbon Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum.

Tallhouse: an adaptable, timber model for low-carbon urban housing

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In an effort to bring down carbon emissions and streamline the building of cost-effective urban housing , Boston-based AEC technology company Generate is focused on revolutionizing the city’s construction industry.

Energy demand and low carbon power generation

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We must have nuclear power stations otherwise the UK will not be able to meet the low carbon targets for energy production nor the demand, Tim Yeo MP, chair of the subcommittee on climate change and energy, keeps saying.

The Low Carbon Energy Company offers Green Deal clarity

Green (Living) Review

Green deal has caused confusion, but offers opportunities to many THE Low Carbon Energy Company has announced that it is offering guidance to tenants, homeowners and businesses who are trying to understand the complexities of the government’s Green Deal. Ged Ennis, Operations Director of The Low Carbon Energy Company, said: “The Green Deal will allow you to make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front.”

Nissan Leafs Roll Out For Low Carbon London Project

Eco Auto Ninja

The Low Carbon London Project has provided brand new Nissan Leafs to 25 individuals as a part of its electric vehicle (EV) lease scheme. The Low Carbon London Project, run by UK Power Networks , is an extension of EV trials across the Greater London Area and its surrounds to better understand the impact of low carbon technologies on the electricity network, which would in turn help with the design and development of those networks.

Minimalist, low-carbon home features local wood and recycled concrete

AGreenLiving

Mostly recycled concrete and locally sourced wood were used to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. The use of mostly recycled concrete and local wood enabled a modest carbon footprint,” explained the architects, noting the importance of craftsmanship in the project with a special thank you to the project’s late foreman Samuel Janser. Minimalist, low-carbon home features local wood and recycled concrete.

High-Level Renewable Energy Conference to Advance Low-Carbon Development in Egypt

Green Prophet

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) together with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will co-organise the country’s first high-level renewable energy conference in the Egyptian capital, Cairo next week.

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AN EFFECTIVE LOW CARBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that the development of public transport is critical to achieving a sustainable transport system and creating a low carbon society. Transport is currently the fastest growing source of pollution contributing to climate change and is responsible for 28 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

Low Carbon Economics Aligns With the Sharia Law of Islam

Green Prophet

To spur investment, financial vehicles that support a low-carbon economy are being developed to align with Islamic Sharia law. The standard simply provides assurance that a particular bond delivers on a low carbon action. The potential to pull funding from the carbon credit market has also dropped: that arena unstabilized by uncertain geopolitical policies and legal battles. The people promoting bond sales to fund climate change turn to Islamic investors.

Low-carbon society scenarios

The Green Changemakers

[link] The primary objective of the “Research project to Establish a Methodology to Evaluate Mid to Long Term Environmental Policy Options toward Asian Low-Carbon Societies?E(S-6 E(S-6 research project), is to develop comprehensive methodologies to design, calculate and evaluate the mid to long term policy options towards Low-Carbon Societies (LCSs) in Asia, which integrate robust scientific knowledge, and are sensitive to the multi-faced needs and values of each Asian country.

‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’

The Green Changemakers

The website ‘Future Bristol: Low Carbon 2050’ presents two hypothetical scenarios, each featuring a different mix of low carbon measures, technology and infrastructure. The aim of the website is to prompt public discussion about how Bristol can become a low carbon city, and in particular, discover how the Bristol community feels about the two different scenarios (and the various low carbon features which make up each scenario).

4 ways companies can build low-carbon supply chains

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Originally posted here: 4 ways companies can build low-carbon supply chains. From McDonald’s 2001 commitment to sustainable fish to Walmart’s 2017 Project Gigaton launch, the length and path of these journeys ranges widely. Business Green 2001-commitment and-path greenbiz 20 length project project-gigaton ranges-widely- supply-chain the-length these-journeys walmart

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ZHA creates modular, low-carbon housing platform for Roatn Prspera

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The platform merges the local Caribbean architectural vernacular with digital engineering techniques to minimize waste and carbon emissions while maximizing energy efficiency. The lightweight timber elements can be prefabricated offsite for quick assembly to minimize waste, embedded construction energy and the development’s carbon footprint. View original post here: ZHA creates modular, low-carbon housing platform for Roatn Prspera.

Modular home in Delft boasts low-carbon timber build and a green roof

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Building information modeling ( BIM ), modular construction and low-carbon timber materials combine in the sustainable Buitenhuis, a small, low-impact home with beautiful farmland views in Heinenoord, the Netherlands.

MAYOR OF LONDON TO LEAD LONDON LOW CARBON ECONOMY EVENT

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BORIS JOHNSON TO LEAD LONDON LOW CARBON ECONOMY EVENT - 'BASE London' MAY 27 Boris Johnson will deliver the opening speech at a major conference to promote the opportunities for London coming from a low carbon economy, it has been announced on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. The conference sessions will focus on London's global leadership role in developing a low carbon economic model, international best practice, and developing 'green collar' job creation.

Leading Low Carbon Economy Solutions showcase in Bath, UK

Green (Living) Review

Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. May 11 2010 - Bath: Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the University of Bath ’s Low Carbon Start Up Fest on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Low Carbon Start-up Fest is on Friday 14 May 2010.

SOM designs a low-carbon waterfront community for Chinas most livable city

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Selected from a shortlist of 10 global design firms, SOM’s proposal targets a low-carbon scheme that makes use of the region’s abundant natural resources — the sea and the sun — to generate renewable energy and reduce the development’s environmental footprint.

Low-carbon cities are a $24 trillion opportunity

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Go here to read the rest: Low-carbon cities are a $24 trillion opportunity. From urban density to energy-efficient appliances, cutting emissions and making money has never made more sense. Business Green circular economy demand-for energy & climate never-made renewable energy reports-on-sustainable too-does urban-density

Low-carbon cities are a $24 trillion opportunity

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The truth about hydrogen, the latest, trendiest low-carbon solution

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Excerpt from: The truth about hydrogen, the latest, trendiest low-carbon solution. As misconceptions about the emerging tech abound, we can dispel common myths to encourage hydrogen’s potential for decarbonization. Business Green about-the common-myths emerging encourage-hydrogen fisheries-are fishery-management hydrogen potential-for renewable energy

Small low carbon tech is better for decarbonization than mega projects, study suggests

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Continued here: Small low carbon tech is better for decarbonization than mega projects, study suggests.

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3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America

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3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America This video is sponsored by 3Degrees. Go here to read the rest: 3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America.

Calling ‘cleantech’ start-ups to the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath

Green (Living) Review

Opportunity for cleantech start-ups to present to investors Bath , UK - Cleantech start-ups are gathering at the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath on Friday 14th May to present to potential investors, partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. Companies presenting so far include: Adfina, Carbon Voyage, New Earth Energy, Xsilon and Zenex. Low Carbon South West makes it easier for companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers to meet and exchange ideas and opportunities.

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Low carbon cities toolkit

The Green Changemakers

[link] Step 1 : Identify Key City Stakeholders Step 2 : City-wide State of Play Audits - Carbon reduction matrix Step 3 : Identify Opportunities Step 4 : Develop City Strategy Step 5 : Implement and Review.

Low Carbon Urbanism Campaign

The Green Changemakers

Low Carbon Neighborhoods, High-Quality Living is an initiative from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) that emphasizes how neighborhoods are one of the best remedies for combating climate change. Fortunately, the traditional mixed-use neighborhoods favored by members of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements are a convenient, low-carbon alternative.

Parsing Panera’s plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals

AGreenLiving

Parsing Panera’s plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals Jim Giles Fri, 10/23/2020 – 01:00 Something changed recently in America’s fast-casual restaurants. In 2007, for instance, PepsiCo added a label to its Walkers potato chips noting that each bag generated 80 grams of carbon dioxide. In June, Unilever announced ambitious plans to attach carbon labels to its products.

Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s move toward a low-carbon circular economy

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” Because we’re in climate emergency, Lalani says the phrase rings even more true than in years past, especially as Tetra Pak moves toward a low-carbon circular economy. See more here: Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s move toward a low-carbon circular economy. Mustan Lalani, global director of environmental policy at Tetra Pak, says a phrase coined by Ruben Rausing, the company’s founder, continues to guide its work. The phrase?

From Thomas Edison to now, efforts in building a modern, low-carbon future

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Read more here: From Thomas Edison to now, efforts in building a modern, low-carbon future. A greenprint, if you will, for nationwide decarbonization. Business Green energy & climate for-nationwide green new deal policy & politics you-will

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Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s low-carbon circular economy ambitions

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Excerpt from: Tetra Pak’s Mustan Lalani on the company’s low-carbon circular economy ambitions. Mustan Lalani, Global Director, Public Affairs – Environment Policy at Tetra Pak, joins GreenBiz Sidebar cohosts Heather Clancy and Sarah Golden. They talk about the need to discuss addressing climate change and expanding circular economy together, instead of in isolation.

The shift to a low-carbon economy highlights overlap between ESG and finance

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Read the rest here: The shift to a low-carbon economy highlights overlap between ESG and finance. Supermajors are acknowledging write-downs, which pose threats to investors — but new standards could help them get on the same page. Business Green are-acknowledging but-new greenhouse-gas investor relations oil same the-same which-pose

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The shift to a low-carbon economy highlights overlap between ESG and finance

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See the original post: The shift to a low-carbon economy highlights overlap between ESG and finance. Supermajors are acknowledging write-downs, which pose threats to investors — but new standards could help them get on the same page. Business Green are-acknowledging but-new energy & climate greenhouse-gas investor relations oil risk & resilience same the-same which-pose

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Shipowners float plans for $5 billion fund to catalyze low carbon shipping

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Go here to see the original: Shipowners float plans for $5 billion fund to catalyze low carbon shipping. Industry body insists it has ‘definitely got the memo’ on the need for urgent climate action. Business Green biofuels bsr civic climate-action definitely-got holiday memo policy & politics verge 19

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Shipowners float plans for $5 billion fund to catalyze low carbon shipping

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How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food

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How on-demand food delivery apps could encourage low-carbon food Anna Zhang Mon, 06/08/2020 – 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has affected most aspects of daily life, including how we get our food. For the environmentally minded, the increased adoption of app-based food delivery services presents a unique opportunity to affect carbon emissions in the food supply chain. ” However, a major roadblock is the lack of transparency surrounding the carbon impacts of food.