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. The post Low Carbon Footprint Self-Employment Ideas appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Buy Nothing Days every day. Except for maybe a bike.

Cosaf - Providing Low Carbon Evaporative Cooling

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I would like to introduce you to Cosaf; Based out of the UK, Cosaf is a leader in low carbon evaporative cooling systems for buildings. Conservation is an important step in reducing our carbon footprint. We are constantly in contact with energy. In fact energy is a pivotal entity in our lives, we would in the dark without the stuff… literally! Energy is in our homes, our work spaces and in our play.

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LOW CARBON INVESTMENT

Green (Living) Review

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.

LOW CARBON CITIZENS

Green (Living) Review

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.

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.

Muntons leads the world - Low Carbon commitment

Green (Living) Review

In a bold move, Muntons plc has become the first maltster in the world to make a dedicated appointment to ensure that it will meet its commitment to produce 100% low carbon malt within the next five years. Muntons, the malt and malted ingredient manufacturer based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, is already considered to be leaders in the field of low carbon malt production.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Low-Carbon Investment Opportunities are Finally Catching Up with Demand

Conservancy Talk

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 ].

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.

AN EFFECTIVE LOW CARBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Green (Living) Review

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 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.

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.

‘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).

MAYOR OF LONDON TO LEAD LONDON LOW CARBON ECONOMY EVENT

Green (Living) Review

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.

Royal Wedding Will Be A Low-Carbon And Sustainable Affair

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The royal couple are reportedly hosting a “low-carbon wedding&# by printing all documents on recycled paper, using FSC-certified wood and scaffolding in the media stands, stocking the rooms with seasonal flowers, and having all of the 1,500 guests eat sustainably sourced food and drinks. In addition to minimizing their carbon footprint, the couple has asked guests to plant trees for them and make donations to their favorite charities as wedding gifts.

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.

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.

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.

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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Wales Commits to Low Carbon Economy

Celsias

Its 'Energy Wales: A Low Carbon Transition' report, released today (March 14) by first minister Carwyn Jones, sets out its vision for sustainable low-carbon economy. The Welsh Government has unveiled plans to utilise tidal energy in a bid to help businesses benefit from energy efficiency opportunities and stimulate Wales' job market.

New EU Campaign Shows Positive Results Of Low Carbon Living

Eco Friendly Daily

But while nations battle to agree to carbon dioxide reductions, individuals are often either unaware of climate change impacts or only faced with the worst possible result of a warming world. The purpose of the campaign is to show individuals across the European Union what positive changes they can make for low-carbon living that will also positively affect their lives overall. There is currently no replacement for the temporarily renewed Kyoto Protocol.

US Falls Behind China in Low Carbon Competitiveness

Celsias

China outpaced the US to become one of the top three G20 economies best prepared to compete in a low-carbon economy, according to an index developed by Australian think tank The Climate Institute and GE. China leapt from seventh to third place on the Climate Institute/GE Low-Carbon Competitiveness Index , which ranks G20 countries that will compete best in a world that restricts greenhouse gas emissions.

Does Eco-Friendly Travel Truly Exist?

Green Prophet

How can we reduce our carbon footprint while still exploring the great unknown? The first rule of sustainable travel is finding ways to move about the local area that are as low-impact as possible. Walking does not require any carbon emissions, gasoline, or manufacturing. It is also important to try to select a vehicle that is low emissions if possible. Travel carbonaut eco-travel glamping greenhouse gases low carbon footprint wildlife conservation

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MANDATORY NATIONAL RETROFIT PROGRAMME FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS WOULD STIMULATE LOW CARBON ECONOMY

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The UK’s existing housing stock is responsible for over a quarter of our total carbon emissions and non-domestic buildings add a further 17 percent. Retrofitting existing buildings with energy and water efficiency measures is a cost-effective way to contribute to our climate change obligations, and would help stimulate a low carbon economy through significant job creation for fitters, assessors and manufacturers of efficient products and materials.

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Solar Control Window Film Takes A Big Step Towards a Low-Carbon Environment

Green (Living) Review

Retrofitting Window Film Cuts Cooling Bills by up to 30 Percent, Helping to Meet Carbon Reduction Goals by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While there were great expectations – no Charles Dickens was not there – with regards to the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen and some rather mixed ones too across the UK, the summit did not bring about the promised global agreement around climate change and how to reduce its effect.

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Building a Low Carbon World

The Green Changemakers

Web Seminar - 2007 [link] Video streams, each containing content from this year's Building a Low Carbon World conference which was held at the Royal Geographical Society in London. London's plan for tackling climate change - Ken Livingstone The Mayor recently launched his London Climate Change Action Plan - the first comprehensive plan of any major city on how it will cut carbon emissions.

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Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). CARB is scheduled to vote on the first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) on April 23-24.

China Caps Energy Use in Low-Carbon Plan

Celsias

It is going to work towards achieving low carbon energy targets. China looks determined to take the challenge of sustainable growth by the horns. It has its tasks for itself clearly set out for the next five years. Energy efficiency and clean technology are going to be the watchwords for policy-makers. The 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) documents spell that out.

Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

The Green Changemakers

As a result, target-setting has failed to achieve needed reductions in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to date. Put a price on carbon that increases over time. Develop a strategy for phasing out existing, inefficient carbon-emitting capital stock (such as old coal-fired power plants) that includes elimination of fossil fuel subsidies. Author: Janet L. Sawin And William R.

Mapping Pathways Toward a Low Carbon Future

The Green Changemakers

Introduction to the Low Carbon Society Research Network Mr. Hiroshi Ono, Director, Office of Research & Study 292KB - Scenario and Modelling Approaches for Low Carbon Societies Dr. Mikiko Kainuma, National Institute for Environmental Studies 1196KB - EPA's Climate Change Mitigation Database Frank Princiotta, U.S.

Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity CollegeYou thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus.

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity CollegeYou thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! Maine’s Unity College is setting a new standard for eco-friendliness on its campus.

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Low Carbon Products in Demand Despite Economic Challenges

Celsias

Recent Carbon Trust research has shown that consumer demand for lower-carbon products and services is growing, despite the tough economic climate. The research also reveals that consumers are more aware that the products they buy come at a high price in terms of carbon emissions across the supply chain.

Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development

The Green Changemakers

At one of the first events, discussion focused on how individual households, communities, cities, companies, and nations find and use tools to develop low-carbon, pro-growth, gender-sensitive, pro-access energy solutions. to calculate their carbon footprints to get customized advice on managing their impact. The Take Action page recommends tailored pledges to reduce carbon footprints and save money.

Eco-Model Cities for a Low-Carbon Society

The Green Changemakers

A project of The Regional Revitalization Bureau, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan Overview 13 Eco-Model Cities of Japan CASBEE-City Promotion Council of the Low Carbon Cities The International Conference on Promoting Low Carbon Cities 2009 OVERVIEW A program established by the Japanese government to create and promote a Low-Carbon Society on a city level, domestically and worldwide.

UK Policy and Business Leaders Discuss Low-Carbon Sector Collaboration with North America

Celsias

“The UK has a world-leading policy framework which is revolutionizing the low-carbon business environment. British government and business leaders today discussed the economic and environmental benefits of the UK’s Green Deal – the no-cost-down program to retrofit 26 million British homes and businesses – during a Renewable Energy World 2012 conference panel.

A roadmap for a secure low carbon energy economy

The Green Changemakers

Secure Low Carbon Energy Economy Roadmap Publish at Scribd or explore others: Academic Work economy Green This “roadmap” presents the results of a year-long effort by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and WRI to identify a set of policies to address energy security and climate change simultaneously. Without scalable low-carbon replacements for these fuels, actions to reduce emissions could destabilize the current energy system.

Not All Bioenergy is Carbon Neutral

Conservancy Talk

Earlier this month the EPA released a policy paper that declared forest biomass a carbon neutral source of energy. The trouble is, a blanket policy that treats every burned limb and leaf as carbon neutral—without regard to science—won’t suffice. Aggressive Conversion Strategies Pose Risk But not all uses of biomass to produce energy are beneficial; not all bioenergy is carbon neutral. A blanket policy that all bioenergy is carbon neutral won’t suffice.

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