Category: Lifestyle

Co-wheels Car Club

Durham-based car club Co-wheels is driving progress in sustainable transport. Earlier this year, we asked if you could ‘Ditch the Car’. Car ownership is costly on the environment and our...

Re-pute.it Laptop Upcycling

A new social enterprise in Durham is upcycling laptops to reduce e-waste and build community resilience. An estimated 350,000 tonnes of e-waste are brought to household waste recycling centres in...

Could You Ditch the Car?

Car ownership is costly on the environment and our pockets. Transport blending could help you to ditch the car in favour of more sustainable travel choices. Twice in the last...

REfUSE pop-up cafe tackles food waste

REfUSE, a pop-up cafe in Durham, rescues surplus food and serves up delicious meals to the public rather than see it go to waste. Newcastle is celebrating its annual Restaurant Week...

Green Energy Cycles

I put an electric bicycle through its paces on the hills around Hexham, and consider the benefits of e-bikes. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a fair...

The Green Electricity Conundrum

What exactly is ‘green electricity’ and is it a low carbon energy source? When I bought my house 10 years ago, it came with an electric central heating system. It...

A Diary of Zero Waste Week

Taking part in this year’s Zero Waste Week, I report on just how hard it is to drastically reduce household waste. For thousands of years, prehistoric people discarded waste in...

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