Tag Archive for 'travel'

Marine dredging firm Van Oord has its own bicycles for Guernsey work

June 23rd, 2015 by Richard Lord

It is hard to miss the bright orange bicycles in front of the Guernsey Information Centre in St Peter Port. On first seeing them while traveling along the waterfront one might think that they belong to a new Guernsey cycle hire company. The bicycles have caught the attention of Guernsey’s cycling community because of their […]

PF+A company gives staff financial incentive to not drive alone to work

June 7th, 2013 by PF+A

PF+A employees have traded in their cars and solo trips to work for more sustainable and less polluting alternatives thanks to a new incentive scheme launched by the company. The 14 strong team at the design office in St Peter Port are given £0.50 – £1.00 every time they make their journey to work in […]

Rock to Rocque bike ride raises lots of money for Les Bourgs Hospice

May 30th, 2013 by Heritage Group Ltd

Cyclists were happy when they reached the finish line of the Rock to Rocque bike ride on Sunday 26 May 2013. They were proud of their success as well as having made a valuable contribution to the charity fund for Les Bourgs Hospice. One thousand and fifty cyclists of all ages participated in the Rock […]

Boosted Boards developing electric motor powered skateboard

September 18th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Boosted Boards is developing an electric skateboard, dubbed the ‘world’s lightest electric vehicle’, with wireless control and regenerative braking. The Boosted Board weighs about 12 pounds. The developers claim their electric skateboard can carry a passenger up a hill with a 15% gradient. The Boosted Board’s electric motors can carry a passenger 6 miles and […]

Top ten bicycle maintenance tips

May 11th, 2012 by Bike Week

Helen Pidd, author of ‘Bicycle – The Complete Guide to Everyday Cycling‘ offers the following ten bicycle maintenance tips. 1. Keep it clean. If there is one thing you can do to prolong the life of your bike, it is keeping it clean. Tedious, but true. No fancy cleaning kit required – a bucket of […]

How to make daily journeys fun

May 3rd, 2012 by Island Press

As part of the new Island Press E‐ssentials program featuring short electronic‐only publications on timely environmental issues, transit and food writer Darrin Nordahl asks the question: What if getting to work, going to the grocery store, and riding the bus around town could be fun? With Making Transit Fun!, he gives a taste of what […]

Naturalist Tim Earl recounts his wildlife adventures at La Villette Hotel on 12 October 2011

October 10th, 2011 by Events

The RSPB Guernsey Group presents a slide show by naturalist and tour leader Tim Earl beginning at 8 pm on 12 October 2011 at La Villette Hotel in St Martin, Guernsey.

European Court’s Preliminary opinion supports legality of EU law that curbs aviation pollution

October 6th, 2011 by WWF

A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups applauded today’s European Court of Justice’s Advocate General’s preliminary opinion, which supports Europe’s right to tackle carbon emissions from airlines that use its airports. The coalition said the preliminary opinion was very encouraging. The Court is expected to hand down its final opinion in early 2012. In a thorough […]

Aviation’s greenhouse gases to be included in EU Emissions Trading Scheme on 1 January 2012

June 9th, 2011 by Office of the European Commissioner for Climate Action

The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was established in 2003 by Directive 2003/87/EC and started operation on 1 January 2005. Initially the EU ETS included only land based industrial installations. In 2008, it was decided that from 1 January 2012 aviation activities of aircraft operators that operate flights arriving at and departing from European […]

Walk to Work Week is 9 to 13 May

May 6th, 2011 by Living Streets Guernsey

Living Streets Guernsey LBG is encouraging workers to make walking part of their daily routine. National Walk to Work Week from 9 to 13 May is the ideal time for commuters to give walking a go. Walking is an easy form of exercise that requires no special equipment and can be fitted into your daily […]