Tuesday, 12 October 2010

10:10:10

So I realise I'm a couple of days late, and that it's no longer 10:10:10 but I want to bring the plight of the 10:10 organisation to light, as I think it's a really important one.

"10:10 is a movement of people, schools, businesses and organisations cutting their carbon by 10% in a year"

Here are some FAQ that the 10:10 website answered....

What is 10:10?

10:10 is about one simple idea: we all commit to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% starting this year, then work together to make it happen.

Who can sign up?

Individuals and families, schools and universities, small shops and global brands, film stars and politicians … almost everyone can sign up to cut their carbon emissions by 10%.

What are carbon emissions?

Carbon emissions (more accurately greenhouse gas emissions) are the main cause of currently-observed global warming. They are released when fuels are burned in vehicles, homes, power stations and factories. For more on emissions and global warming, we recommend the Met Office's quick guide to climate change.


 On Sunday it was 10:10:10, and the organisation aimed to create the biggest-ever day of positive action on climate change. From sumo wrestlers in Japan who cycled to training, to 10,000 schools planting trees in Croatia and Russia, and hundreds of people in the UK sitting down to low-carbon Sunday lunches, this was truly an inspirational day!

The company I work for have been striving to cut down their carbon emissions this year and have been working really hard, so to say thank you to everyone we organised a low-carbon work lunch on Friday with produce purchased from a local farmers market...

...please excuse the poor photo quality - they were taken on a mobile phone and I was in a super rush due to hunger and delicious-food cravings...

Our lunch was absolutely delicious and knowing it was all grown/produced just down the road made it even tastier. We ate cheese, bread, salad and drank apple juice and home-brewed wine and cider (both were seriously strong!). Oh and we finished it all off with the most delicious fudgey chocolate brownie. YUM.
If you are interested in doing your bit for the environment, and getting involved with 10:10, click here for more information and to sign up.

Happy 10:10 everyone!

5 comments:

  1. What a great way to think of 10/10! I love the fact that people are willing to make a change, and that I can do my part- if everyone helps, we can do a lot! Happy 10/10!

    PS- I'll definitely e-mail you the stuff! Unfortunately, I couldn't find a contact for you- so mine is abiteofallison@gmail.com Thanks!

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  2. That's fantastic, you guys are really inspiring.

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  3. This sounds like the most worthwhile of causes and your passion for it is inspiring. I will be looking into this and bringing my family friends and colleagues with me, thank you!! =)

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  4. Thank you for visiting my blog:)
    in return, I also want to visit your blog too;D
    and you have a nice blog here,
    keep on posting and I'll keep on reading!

    So moving on,The idea behind 10:10:10 for me is It is a very lucky day, That's what everyone is saying here in the Philippines, I just don't know in other countries:) hehe!

    so okay, thank you for the space♥

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  5. Wow! That's the first time I've heard of it. I adore the idea. :)

    http://micealiling.blogspot.com/

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