Record 64% of Brits believe in human-caused climate change

A growing majority of UK citizens say human-caused climate change is happening. A new survey from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) shows the figure has now reached 64% of British adults. The understanding that global warming is real and happening as a result of burning fossil fuels has steadily become more widespread since 2014 (57%) and 2015 (59%). The survey also […]

EU initiative to reduce waste kicks in

A drive to increase awareness about reducing waste across Europe kicked off this week. The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) scheme runs between the 16th to the 24th of November and encourages businesses, schools and individual citizens to change their habits in managing the 2.5 billion tonnes of waste generated by the EU every […]

Potential homebuyers ‘wary’ of Green Deal loans

Prospective homebuyers in the UK are “wary” of buying a property that has a Green Deal loan attached to it. Consumer body Which? has revealed nearly half of 2,070 people surveyed said they would want a Green Deal loan paid off before they bought a property and only a fifth would reconsider buying a home […]

Renewable projects fund for Alaska Native communities

Five Alaska (pictured) Native communities in the US are now eligible for up to $250,00 (£160,649) worth of grant to deploy energy efficiency or renewable projects. The US Department of Energy made the announcement in a bid to help Tribal communities across the country enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future as […]

British kids call for action on climate change

Three quarters of young children in Britain are “deeply concerned” about the impact of climate change, a new survey reveals. It found children aged between 11-16 are worried about how climate change will affect their lives and said they would like the Government to do more to combat it. Two thirds of those surveyed were […]

Sainsbury’s campaign promotes fuel efficiency

Sainsbury’s new awareness campaign, which is the brainchild of four schoolchildren, has been launched to promote fuel efficiency measures and cut emissions. Four 13-year-old boys from Twickenham were given the green light to trial their project, which aims to encourage drivers to check their tyre pressure whilst filling up at a petrol station. Their findings […]

New initiative to educate students on renewable energy

Schoolchildren across the UK will now be educated on renewable energy in a bid to help reach the UK’s target. The initiative is part of a solar firm’s move to raise awareness of renewable energy and carbon savings among children aged above seven years. Lightsource Renewable Energy, in partnership with charity group SolarAid, has provided […]

US rally to raise awareness of fracking risks

Communities across the US are due to hold rallies next week to “shine light” on problems related to fracking. The event ‘Freedom from Toxic Fracking Waste: National Rally Day’ is expected to raise awareness of serious risks to public health and safety and links to earthquakes, spills, leaks and contamination. Fracking involves a process of […]

Eco Action Trumps – a fun way to go green

Classic card game gets a green makeover