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Sunday, 16 January 2005


With all the television programmes telling of doom, gloom and Global Dimming, I know I'm not the only one who's looking into ways of helping the environment.

I suppose the 'little by little' approach is the only real way I can contribute - much like organic food has taken off because of a growing demand for it, so, perhaps can the environmentally friendly alternatives. OK, so they're a bit (or in more extreme cases, a lot) more expensive, but it's not the next thousand years we need to think about - in some cases, things could be starting to go horribly wrong by the time Ella is my age.

One thing Beth and I are agreed on is to minimize our use of planes, as they are heavy pollutants (someone once quoted that a jumbo jet, when it's taking off, creates more pollution than every car on the M25, although I can't verify that); we may also consider doing away with the car and rely more on public transport.

I have to admit, though, that I'm still not quite convinced enough to vote for the Green Party although perhaps some kind of coalition would be a great idea.

Related sites

  • www.greenelectricity.org : A directory of environmentally aware electricity suppliers
  • www.greenenergy.uk.com : A supplier of 'green' electricity (thanks for the link, Jon)
  • www.encraft.co.uk : Home improvement eco-style... I would so love to have a wind turbine on the roof, and solar panels to heat the house. One day, perhaps...

Posted by james at January 16, 2005 1:15 PM

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