Travel and Transport

Powwownow conference calling saves money and emissions

I’ve got a bit of a thing about meetings. Firstly most meetings tend to be about when you’re going to have your next meeting. Secondly, they involve people from across the country, or even across the world, travelling to meet in one place. With a planet that is suffering the effects of climate change, we…

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All electric 4×4 launched in the UK

How excited am I? You might remember in 2008 we changed our car. We were driving a 4×4 and it weighed heavy on our conscience, not to mention our carbon footprint. Reluctantly we put our beloved ‘Gus’ to one side and bought a car which gave us a rather lovely 55 mpg – twice the…

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Ride the Bike, Drive the Change!

Having sorted myself out with an electric bike I was excited to hear from Stefania from Challenge16.com. She told me about their global biking challenge which aims to make people and the planet healthier by challenging everybody to use their bike instead of cars. For every 16 participants who sign up and take part, one…

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Change the world wednesday – check your tyres!

For this week’s change the world Wednesday Challenge, Reduce Footprints has asked us to visit “stop global warming“, use their carbon calculator and pick an activity to do for this week. I’ve scanned down the list and one jumped out at me immediately – it’s to do with my car! One of the suggestions is…

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Debate about public transport versus private

What we know that what we should do, and what we actually do are not always the same. I’m afraid to say when it comes to transport, this is my ‘green’ downfall. I use the car more than I should and am reluctant to use public transport, despite knowing it could reduce my carbon footprint…

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National bike week 13 – 21 June 2009

Cycling is a great way to reduce carbon emissions, beat the rush hour traffic, keep yourself fit and healthy and help protect the environment. In addition, you’ll save money on running a car or public transport costs, so it’s a frugal and effective way to get around. Bike Week runs until 21st June 2009. It’s…

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Change your world with green travel between 29th June – 4 july

Every year Sustrans invite us to swap one car journey – so that we can enjoy healthier journeys, cleaner air and quieter streets – with their Change Your World campaign. Sustrans is the charity behind the award-winning National Cycle Network, TravelSmart, Bike It, Safe Routes to Schools, Connect2 and other great initiatives which help people…

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Tyre pressure guards – could they save you money on your motoring?

I found these funky gadgets this week. According to the National Tyre Distributor Association (NTDA); a survey of 40,000 tyres showed that 90% of tyre pressures were incorrect. You’ll be aware, if you’ve read articles on eco driving that an under inflated tyre can increase your fuel consumption by over 5%. In addition, severe under…

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