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Extra Ordinary Meeting

10:10 Denmark will hold the next Extra Ordinary Meeting on September 23rd at Mødestedet, Ravnsborggade.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

SOMMERLUK: SÅDAN LUKKER DU

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Sluk for sommerventilen og cirkulationspumpen

For at sommerlukke skal du slukke for cirkulationspumpen til radiatoranlægget og lukke for anlæggets sommerventil. Du kan se, hvor disse er placeret på diagrammet herunder. Du skal dog være opmærksom på, at ikke alle fjernvarmeanlæg er opbygget på samme måde. Hvis du er i tvivl, kan du kontakte dit lokale forsyningsselskab eller VVS’er. De ved det. I forbindelse med kampagnen er det også muligt at ringe til EnergiTjenesten og gratis få svar på spørgsmål omkring lukning af dit fjernvarmeanlæg.

Tips for reducing CO2

Do you still remember the 10:10 Checklist? It lists things you can do to reduce your carbon foot print. If you have done everything on the list, you must be looking for other actions to further reduce your CO2 emission by 10% this year.

Black Carbon

Picture Source: 马超上哪去了 / Beijing

What do Danes do to make sure that the air quality is good? What goes wrong with the air quality in China?

Part of the answer has to do with the treatment of black carbon. Black carbon forms through the imcomplete conbustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and biomass. Denmark has strict legislation on the treatment of black carbon. Closely monitored systems ensure that plants or cars emit a limited amount of black carbon into the air.

The situation is, unfortunately, not the same in China, where such extreme measures as temporary forced closing of factories were implemented during the Olympic Games in 2008.

Warming the globe

According to the US EPA, black carbon exists in the atmosphere in the form of fine particular matters (PM2.5). Because of its mass and color, black carbon is highly efficient in absorbing solar energy. That is to say, it is highly efficient in warming our globe.

10:10 Denmark working together with 10:10 China

As you may know, China has one of the strictest set of environmental laws in the world, but enforcement is lacking. Pollution, especially air pollution, not only affects normal Chinese people's well being, but also damages the ecosystem. As an NGO, we really want to do something!

Circular Economy Day, 20. November

 

 

Picture souce: Rethink Business

Circular Economy Day; make a circle for a sustainable future!

November 20 is the day when we kick start the Circular Economy Revolution! This is the future, so take the lead and join in! A solution to one of the greatest challenges of today - how to create a better and sustainable economy - this concept is not widely known. Take a little time to understand it, and help make it famous with us!

Action

  1. Watch this 4 minutes explanation of circular economy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zCRKvDyyHmI
  2. Make a circle with as many people as possible (but a few is better than nothing).
  3. Take a picture
  4. Upload it on November 20 (or after) on our facebook page with the picture text “join the Circular Economy Revolution”. https://www.facebook.com/rethinkbusiness?ref=ts&fref=ts
  5. Tag yourself and your friends in the picture, share it and spread the word through your network

Mere om cirkulær økonomisk revolution i Danmark

 

Foto: Rethink Business

Bevægelsen Rethink Business har sat sig for at sætte en ny, bæredygtig økonomisk dagsorden med Danmark i front.

Drivkraften for initiativet, som er sat i gang af Region Midtjylland, er økonomi, innovation og udvikling. Den eksisterende lineære økonomi bruger, producerer og smider væk i én tilvænnet, tankeløs uendelighed, som sætter knappe ressourcer under pres og truer miljøet. Cirkulær Økonomi er derimod kendetegnet ved, at produkter og services er gennemtænkt og designet til at indgå i en cyklus, der bevarer råstoffer og enkeltdele, så de nærmest uendeligt kan indgå i nye produkter af samme eller bedre kvalitet.

Smart cities in Denmark

 

Written by Tanja Bisgaard, Novitas Innovation (www.novitasinnovation.com)

Picture source: Urenio

The share of the global population that is moving into cities is increasing almost all over the world. By 2020 more than half of the planet’s population will be leaving in cities. This is putting an increasing pressure on the resources, services and infrastructure in the cities, often leading to negative consequences for the people who live and work there.

3 x klimavenligt kål til dine frikadeller i aften

Written by Birte Brorson (http://www.birtebrorson.dk/)

Picture source: Fresh Choice

Server dine frikadeller med kartofler, stuvet hvidkål, rosenkålssalat og lidt syltet rødkål. Læs mere om kål og klima efter opskrifterne……

Stuvet hvidkål

4 personer

1 kg hvidkål

1 dl vand

5 dl mælk

3 sp.sk. hvedemel

Organizational Change

Picture source: Program Success

It is my pleasure to be the Deputy Chair of 10:10 Denmark from October 18, 2012 to December 30, 2012. 

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