Tag Archive for 'consumption'

Wasting water and energy second nature in most British households

July 4th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust

Based on a study of 86,000 British households, the shower represents the biggest single use of water in the average British home. The study published in the report “At Home with Water” was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation, in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney. […]

Worldwide equal rights for women required to avoid society’s collapse

January 13th, 2013 by Stanford University

Throughout history, every great human civilization has experienced a significant crisis. And although the outcomes of these crises have varied from total eradication (the Classic Maya) to depression and eventual recovery (China), each collapse has been regional in scale. Now, a variety of problems have combined to move the global civilization toward a collapse. The […]

Unsustainable consumption and human population growth of concern to science academies

June 24th, 2012 by iap

The world’s 105 science academies have highlighted the global challenges of population and consumption and calling upon world leaders to take decisive action. The Co-Chairs of the IAP, the global network of science academies, Professor Howard Alper and Professor Mohamed Hassan, said “we are delighted that the world’s science academies have chosen to come together […]

Sustainability requires restraint

April 19th, 2011 by Ed Gillespie

There I was, kicking back in my Edun “natural indigo” organic jeans (£163), sipping on an icy cold glass of Fleury vintage organic champagne (£56 a bottle), having taken my new Porsche 918 hybrid supercar (£524,000) for a spin, when I started pondering where my next holiday might be. Would it be the languid lagoons […]

It’s time to look at ourselves

January 16th, 2011 by Lester Queripel

. It’s time to observe how much we use. Do you consider the environment or do you abuse? Do you take for granted………the seeds that others have planted? The big companies are also to blame. We are just little pawns in their game. They produce items that are too expensive to repair. So we have […]

Carbon emissions from consumption outstrip efficiency savings

October 29th, 2010 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Emissions from consumption growth have exceeded carbon savings from efficiency improvements in the global supply chain of products consumed in the UK, according to new research by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York and the University of Durham. Carbon dioxide emissions from UK consumption grew by 217 Million tonnes(Mt) of carbon dioxide […]

Greenwash – fill your shopping baskets and let the planet cook

August 19th, 2010 by Lindsay

This 3 minute film “Greenwash” produced by Chris Denton, Lindsay de Sausmarez, and Lou Fletcher was submitted for the 2010 Straight 8 film Competition.  This film competition requires shooting one 8 mm film cartridge with no editing.

Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change

April 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

To download paper click link: Blind Spot – The Role of Household Energy Efficiency in Combating Climate Change

Do we own too many things?

November 4th, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) commissioned research by the Stockholm Environment Institute that states that using goods more efficiently could contribute to as much as ten percent of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. One way to accomplish this is to use the Ecomodo website to borrow and […]