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5 Barriers to Retrofit

In the first of a new series on Retrofit, we look at the main barriers to making serious energy efficiency improvements to our existing housing stock. The collapse of coal and...

Don’t Even Think About It

George Marshall’s book on climate change communication explains why we can understand the risks of this existential threat and yet do so little about it. I’ve been on holiday this...

Extinction Rebellion in the North East

Extinction Rebellion have been disrupting life in the North East this week to demand action on climate change. Climate change has never had so much publicity. With David Attenborough’s recent...

There Is No Away

A new art exhibition in Hartlepool confronts viewers with the problem of single use plastics and shows how pervasive they have become. Environmental artist Diane Watson has been walking her...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Plans put forward by three North East councils to rapidly reduce air pollution are a golden opportunity to forge a sustainable transport system. Wednesday saw the start of a ten...

Top Posts of 2018

As Tracing Green reaches its 4th birthday, we reveal your favourite 3 posts of 2018. Today marks the end of our 4th year writing on green building, low-impact living, sustainable...

Each Home Counts

The striking contrast between two housing developments in the North West shows that lessons in low energy housing must be learnt.  In November I travelled over to see the Lancaster...

E-bike Maintenance

E-bikes are trouble-free but like all bicycles, they require regular maintenance. For years I’ve owned bikes that were best described as ‘cheap and cheerful’. When a bike doesn’t owe you...

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