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posted by julika

Global
news round up

This week, we celebrated climate week with a bunch of carbon cutting actions, got great veg box and carpooling advice from Italy, and learned about a Danish company aiming to cut 95% of their emissions next year.

  • Every week is climate week here at 10:10 HQ, but this week is Climate Week, which is different. As you might expect from an event that's all about getting on and doing stuff, 10:10ers including Spurs, the Science Museum and the British Council are right at the heart of the action – our friend Trevor Payne at UCLH even won a prize!

 

  • 10:10 Italy has got a new team member on board: a big welcome to Lisa, who kicked off her 10:10 work by sharing a blog about the carbon that can be saved by opting for veg boxes full of yummy local produce.
  • Food has also been high on the agenda for 10:10ers in Denmark, who not only shared a delicious new soup recipe but also decided to launch a competition. Send your best soup ideas to Bettina by 3 April and you'll stand a chance to win a box full of tasty produce from aarstiderne.com.
  • The team in the UK have been out and about a lot this week, including attending and speaking at the "Funding a Greener Future 2012" conference in Southend and the Responsible Business 2012 exhibit. Big thanks to the organisers for having us and great to meet a bunch of current and future 10:10ers.

  • We also visited two of our Solar Schools this week to see their new solar rigs in action and talk to the people on the ground who made it happen. EP Collier in Reading and Newnham Croft in Cambridge are both primary schools who set themselves ambitious targets when they launched Solar Schools last September. Their dedication and passion certainly paid off.
  • The Dutch team meanwhile, are concocting some very exciting plans and could need a pair of helping hands in the form of a social media intern. Apply here.

  • In the UK, Hollingdean and Hanover residents were given home energy saving kits and taught how to fit them at two workshops, one at the Hanover and Hollingdean community centres, last Saturday week. This comment from one of the attendees says it all: “What a fun-packed day. Not only have people been given the means to install simple energy efficiency measures in their own homes, we know what we can do to improve the Hanover Community Centre, too. Everyone’s a winner!”

  • Spreek jij Nederlands? Then check out the jazzed up Dutch resources page full of checklists, logos, comms guidance and more.