One person’s trash is someone else’s treasure – 10 freecycling tips

Who doesn’t like free stuff? One person’s trash is someone else’s treasure is something that is shown to to be true every day in Swindon, courtesy of the local ‘freecycling’ groups. The point of Freecycling is to stop things going to landfill, by enabling people to pass on things they no longer want to people who need them. Users can either offer items they want[…]

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Reduce the meat you eat!

Rather than growing food to feed to animals, so that we can then eat the animals, wouldn’t it be more efficient to cut out the middleman, growing food and then eating it ourselves? Industrialised meat production is responsible for devastating deforestation in the developing world to make way for animal feed crops. We need those forests to recycle the  CO2 we produce and keep the[…]

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What is a Carbon Footprint ?

Carbon Dioxide, or CO2, is a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change. It is produced when anything containing carbon is burned, such as coal, natural gas, petrol and other oil derivatives. In order to avoid climate change, we need to reduce the amount of CO2 we produce, both directly and indirectly. Although some suggest that all we need to do is implement some technical[…]

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Power Down

Save energy (and money!) The average house in the UK produces around 6 tonnes of CO2.  However, a third of this (around £200 a year) can easily be saved through simple energy efficiency measures. The majority of CO2 comes from the energy used to heat your home and provide hot water.  The rest is used to power appliances and lights. For free, tailor made, independent advice on[…]

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This Changes Everything

Filmed in nine countries over four years, This Changes Everything re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change. Arranged jointly by SCAN and the Swindon Film Society, this film was shown in the Central Library on 28th January. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the[…]

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