From Steam to Wind

According to Climate Action, the railway system in The Netherlands will be 100% by renewable energy by 2018.  Wind power already covers over half of the network’s energy needs and Eneco, a Dutch energy company, aims to source the remaining capacity from the Netherlands and neighbouring countries by 2018. The railway covers about 2,890 km and the network is…

Une journée sans voiture

Climate Action reports that Paris is to ban motor vehicles from many of its roads on 27 September in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.  This will coincide with European Mobility Week. Mayor Hidalgo (pictured here) said: “Paris will be completely transformed for a day… This is an opportunity for Parisians and tourists to enjoy the city without noise, pollution…

Learning 2B Sustainable

Learning 2B Sustainable aims to bring together the best of sustainability, environmental and global education and support schools in developing their own plans and priorities. Its latest news is here, and information about the Growing Up Green & Global event this Friday 18th September at Harper Adams University, Newport, is here. NAEE will be there, so do drop by…

Clean up that beach 2015

The Marine Conservation Society is organising another beach clean up.  This year it takes place from 18 to 21 September, and a list of events is shown here. Last year, 273,747 items of litter were collected.  As this is 2.5 pieces every metre, it may seem a surprise that we win any good beach awards. The full results for 2014…