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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What is climate change?

Fossil fuels contain carbon which has been buried in the ground for millions of years. When burnt, the carbon is released into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide , a colourless odourless gas. Carbon dioxide is one of the gasses known as greenhouse gasses , so-called because they trap the sun’s heat within the atmosphere in much the same way as the glass in[…]

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