10:10 inspires and supports people and organisations to cut their carbon emissions by 10% in a year.

Any individual, family, business or organisation can make the cuts - and by working together we can make a real difference.

posted by julika

news round up

This week, the Dutch 10:10 crew get their fellow carbon cutters thinking about energy savings, while the 10:10 team in the UK is on the look out for new members of staff and 10:10ers in Barcelona lobby for a healthier and cleaner city.

  • "Meten is weten" is my new favourite expression in Dutch, which, I'm told, can be translated as "to measure, is to know". Following that mantra, the 10:10 Netherlands team just got in touch with all of their business and organisational sign ups to get them involved in their big Energy Challenge on 10 October. Inspiration for the "What are you going to turn off?" challenge can be found on these checklists for individuals and businesses.
  • With questions around the privatisation of water remaining high on the agenda in Italy, the 10:10 crew over there shared their water saving tips and tricks in this blog.
  • If long showers are your vice, then a water flow regulator might be just the thing. The My 10:10 team shares the ins and outs of installing this nifty device.
  • Following Paradise Oskar's lead (remember Finland's entry to the Eurovision song contest earlier this year?), Jonna is the next Finnish star to endorse 10:10. At a recent interview on Radio NRJ, she got music fans thinking about their carbon footprint.
  • Meanwhile in Santiago, seven teachers got together to think about how to integrate 10:10 into their curriculum. Watch this space for Spanish language lesson plans and more.

  • Last week, I shared the Croatian team's 10:10 calendars and wallpapers with you. This week, the Chilean team made sure that the Spanish speakers among you get to use this great new resource as well. Check it out, download and start addressing one specific area of carbon reduction per month. 

  • The 10:10 Team at HQ is getting ready to log their miles as part of the Cycle Challenge organised by Transport for London. There's still time to sign up and get cycling. If you need a bit of encouragement, this young man's rousing speech should do the job.
  • City mag CiUSantiago recently recommended 10:10 Chile for taking the lead in green initiatives in Latin America.