Urban cycling, public transport and changing cityscapes

Tired of eight mile back-ups? Sitting in a stationary car costs time, money and health, both mentally (frustration, road rage) and clinically (stress, disease). Vehicle pollution, including soot, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide (greenhouse gases) cause lung and heart disease; according to the UN there are 7m premature deaths linked to air pollution globally per annum. 92m AmeriRead More…

Electric cars; the future?

  The average car in the UK produces over 2 tonnes of CO2 per annum and as the Scottish Government has set a goal to reduce carbon emission by 50% by 2025 and by 80% by 2050, there is an urgent push to replace petrol and diesel cars and trucks with electric or hydrogen ones (zero emissions). In addition exhaust emissions also included carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate sooty maRead More…

Arctic Sea Ice, Atmospheric CO2 levels and Individual Lifestyle Choices.

Just come across an article in New Scientist from April last year about the effect of atmospheric CO2 levels and the disappearance of Arctic sea ice and it is shocking. What it shows, very simply, is that we can all make a collective effort to reduce our CO2 emissions and thereby delay the rate of arctic ice retreat. It takes 1 tonne of CO2 to melt 3 cubic metres of sea ice. A typical car in the Read More…

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Join the Tool Pool!

After several months establishing a tool base, which involved purchasing, coding, cataloguing, marking, securing, insurance and uploading to MyTurn, the tool library is now up and running! We are now looking for new members, so if you need to borrow a tool, first look and see what we have to offer and don’t go rushing out to buy the item. For only £15 a year (or what you can afford), you can bRead More…