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news round up

10:10 highlights from late May and early April 2012


Chrisje spreading the 10:10 love at a pre-Rio+20 event in Rotterdam

This week, we've got some salad and cookie related news for you, welcome a new 10:10 pioneer on board and share reports from the Netherlands and Germany's latest 10:10 presentations at conferences.

  • Our resident gardener Ann has put together her top veg planting tips for us. With salads often travelling up to a thousand miles before seeing a kitchen, growing your own is often the cheaper and more carbon friendly option.
  • Following last year's success, 10:10 Germany's Katie returned to the stage of this year's Karma Konsum conference in Frankfurt to share her tips on how a low carbon life makes you happy. Scroll down this page to listen to a radio interview with Katie. 

Katie in front of the "wall of happiness" with lots of positive carbon cutting thoughts from the audience at Karma Konsum 2012

  • With a Europe-wide regulation having just come into force to preserve people's privacy online, we thought we should tell you about how 10:10 uses cookies.
  • The Dutch 10:10 team attended a conference in Rotterdam this week, where they shared 10:10's carbon cutting philosophy with a bunch of businesses and organisations as well as the secretary of state and Prince Willem-Alexander. 

Henriette preparing the electricity meter for the Rotterdam conference

  • Here in the UK, Greenwich university has had some great news this week: they've been 10:10ers since 2009, and are now also top of the 2012 green league! Check it out
  • Lastly, we'd like to extend a big warm welcome to yet another pioneer: Julia Goodfellow-Smith is one of the two directors of sustainability consultancy Quest who have recently announced a 29% cut in their carbon. So, if you have any questions about reducing the carbon-impact of your home office, Julia's there to help. Find out more and get in touch with her here.