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written by Joseph Farthing on May 31, 2010
We’re glad to announce the launch of our new Transition Tips emails!
For a while, a lot of you have been asking us offer some tips to reduce your own impact on the environment. We wanted to make sure that what we offered was easy to follow, easy to keep track, and restricted to things that make a real difference, so we took a little while to develop “Transition Tips”.
written by Irina Nedelcu on May 27, 2010
There’s a new travel program around called Culture Connect. Taking the train from London to Paris or Brussels guarantees 2 for 1 admission to some of the most famous museums in Europe.
written by Ally Hurčíková on May 26, 2010
Hello Transition-ers! I’ve decided to use this space to share some thoughts of mine about how to re-use or simply make use of a wide range of things.
Simply, I’d like to start us talking about ‘how to’ do a variety of useful, wonderful or delicious things. I’m sure there’s a lot we can share. Hopefully this will be the first how to of many on our blog.
Today we’re looking at… “What to do with all those pesky stinging nettles?”
written by Katherine Baird on May 25, 2010
To Celebrate World Environment Day and to encourage positive and creative action Cineco, the University of Edinburgh’s Green Film Festival, will be hosting a day of short films and fun for free on June 5th at the Royal Botanic Garden’s John Hope Gateway Centre.
written by Irina Nedelcu on May 20, 2010
At the Summer Travel Fair Workshop Jamie Andrews, co-founder of LOCO2, talked about the low carbon travel initiative, traveling by sea and the cheapest low impact travel options.
written by Caro Overy on May 19, 2010
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Great response last Friday from everyone who attended the Summer Travel Fair: people learned about low-impact travel options, calculated their carbon footprint, signed the travel pledge and enjoyed a fun afternoon among travelling friends.
written by Joseph Farthing on May 18, 2010
One of the most interesting things about our recent volcano trouble is what it did to the sky. It’s not so noticeable in Edinburgh, but where I grew up in the South East of England aeroplane vapour trails are a regular sight. The familiar sound of take-off and landing becomes a regular part of your background. During the first big flight ban my southern friends kept telling me: “It’s weird now the planes are gone.” The skies felt empty.
Now a fascinating video has emerged that shows you exactly what happened after the ban was lifted. Read more to watch.
written by Joseph Farthing on May 14, 2010
Our travel choices matter – explore the alternatives with free advice and discounts.
For more information visit the pledge page at – www.teu.org.uk/pledge
written by Irina Nedelcu on May 13, 2010
Prior to completing a carbon footprint survey I considered myself to be on the right track: I haven’t been driving for a year, I reduced unnecessary purchases to the minimum, I’ve been recycling, saved on my energy spending and started to look at what else I could do to improve my impact on the environment. While I was filling the survey I was pretty satisfied with my answers and expected a fairly good result.
And what a low carbon footprint would I have generated had I not been an international student.