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Global
news round up

 

This week, we've got case studies and carbon cutting ideas from Bellingham, Bristol and Brighton & Hove, the chance to win tickets to the Big Chill Festival and a brilliant idea to keep cars off the road ...

  • 10:10er Mary Fisher has spent her life living as sustainably as possible but never runs out of ideas for yet another way to reduce her footprint. In this blog, she shares her best tips, such as installing a Solartwin solar water heater.
  • Bellingham City Council in says 'Bye!' to plastic bags, largely thanks to US 10:10er Jill! Reckon you could convince your council to do the same?
  • Bristol based 10:10 sign up Spike Island just started off their first 10:10 action year. Their carbon saving agenda for the next few months features an energy awareness campaign, changes to their printing and lighting, draught proofing as well as taking advantage of the Cycle Scheme and cycling to work.
  • Every other week, 10:10 campaigners from around the world "meet" on a conference call to share their news and discuss new ideas. Last week's conference call featured a presentation by 10:10 Brighton & Hove project manager Tom Chute, who shared their campaign's work on the pioneer project - big thanks to Tom!
  • 10:10 HQ was buzzing last night, as Neal Lawson, Chair of the pressure group Compass, engaged 10:10 staff and guests in a discussion about the good society. Next month's 10:10 seminar will feature Owen Richards from the FCO who will share details on how a 19% carbon reduction was achieved during their first 10:10 action year and what the FCO's plans for an even lower carbon future are. 
  • The Spanish city of Murcia certainly shares 10:10 Spain's & Respira Aspira's spirit and offers their citizens a travel pass for life in exchange for their old car

  • How'd you like to win two tickets to the Big Chill Festival and see The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West and Rodrigo y Gabriela live? It's simple - just follow the link and join My 10:10, our new social media tool to help you cut carbon. Easy as pie.
  • To everyone who participated in Transport for London's Cycle Challenge: it ends today at midnight! So how about swapping your after work pub hangout for a cycle around the city to add some more miles? And when you're done, don't forget to grab that My 10:10 medal
  • Last but not least, check out the latest news from 10:10 organisation Ourfutureplanet