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How to Make Your Summer Holiday Greener

After a cold, dull winter, most people look forward to a family holiday where the sun is reliable and the temperature’s just right for lounging on the beach and relaxing.

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Ideas for a Green Bank Holiday

Bank holidays are that time of year when you get an extra day off giving you time to catch up on jobs you’ve been putting off and enjoy some leisure time with the family.

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5 Reasons to Get On Your Bike

The thought of climbing on a bike may strike fear into the hearts of some, but it ignites a childlike desire to escape into the great outdoors in others.

You may think that bikes are just for getting fit, but they’re not just for those who love lycra; anybody can learn to love cycling, and there are many reasons to embrace the bicycle rather than choosing the four wheeled alternative.

Whether you need one reason or five to give cycling a chance, we hope to inspire you to dust off your bike, invest in one or become a familiar face at a local hire shop and reap the rewards it can offer, maybe even becoming a cycling convert.

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Planning a Low Carbon Holiday

Holidays are one of the highlights of the year that many people spend months looking forward to and nearly as long planning.

If you want to start enjoying greener holidays with lower carbon footprints, there are a number of aspects you can consider adapting to make your holiday more environmentally friendly.

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Making Your Driving Style Greener

Many of us are looking at ways to save energy within the home, but have you thought about your fuel consumption on the road? It’s hard not to with the price of fuel these days, and as the availability of oil reduces, the price is only set to creep ever higher.

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Resolutions for a Green New Year

With Christmas over and a new year begun, many people’s attention has passed to what their New Year’s Resolution should be. Maybe it’s to save up for a holiday, wedding or new home; diet for a holiday, wedding or… just to become more healthy in general. Perhaps you’ll set your sights on learning, with an evening course or a degree, or opt for a smaller aim like not biting your nails any more, or becoming more tolerant. Whatever your choice of personal or lifestyle improvement, we thought there may be a bit of space on the list for a Green New Year’s Resolution.

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Micro-Hybrid Technology Could Stop-Start An Eco-Car Revolution

Even the most environmentally minded among us often have to frequently rely on four wheel car transportation to get us from A to B so finding a low carbon emitting car, whether it’s a family car or a commuter vehicle, is important. Stop-start technology, which is also known as micro-hybrid technology, is tipped to become a standard component in vehicles and would be responsible for considerable carbon emission reductions.

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World Carfree Day 2009 Taking Place On 22nd September

Tuesday 22nd September 2009 is World Carfree Day, the day each year when people are urged to leave their cars at home and use alternative transport. Around the world, different events take place to spread the word about the importance of relinquishing our hold on oil powered transportation and the alternative methods of transportation and public transport services that are available.

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Bike Bans Leave Kids Unable To Cycle To School

Most people will be aware now that the kids are back at school, if only because of the added congestion that returns once the school gates reopen. Congestion that could be eased if fewer people relied on gas guzzling vehicles to transport their children to school each weekday morning were it not for a number of schools issuing bans on kids cycling to school.

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Peugeot and Mitsubishi Join Forces In Building European Electric Car

The electric car market is due to get another boost following an agreement between Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi, and French owned Peugeot. The new electric car, which will be based on the i-MieV built by Mitsubishi, will be sold to the European market and will be available under both Peugeot and Citroen brands.

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Zero Emission Nissan ‘Leaf’ Electric Car Revealed

Car manufacturers Nissan have announced their new 100% electric car, the Leaf, will be rolled out in car showrooms by the end of next year. The zero carbon vehicle would not only have a greater range than other electric cars on the market but would also have a top speed of 90 miles per hour and will be available in Japan, the US, Europe and the UK.

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Andrew Adonis Commits To New Greener Transport System

Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis has announced government plans to improve the green credentials of the UK’s transport networks. Through the introduction of a number of new ambitious schemes, it is hoped that the carbon emissions caused by transportation within the UK can be significantly reduced.

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Council Approves New ‘Park And Ride’ At Bathampton Meadows

The city of Bath is renowned for its healing spas and history and attracts around 4 million visitors each year. City officials have approved plans as part of a £6 million transport scheme to build a new park and ride facility at Bathampton Meadows, which they argue will help stem the congestion and traffic problems Bath currently experiences.

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Has The UK Gone Off The Rails?

I was talking with my mum earlier this week and she was telling me about a trip to Birmingham to visit the National Trust Back to Backs Exhibition, which in itself was a fantastic day out showcasing a row of terraced houses each depicting a different era, including a wartime house complete with Dig for Victory garden. But that’s not the reason for my post!

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University of Warwick Unveils WorldFirst Green Race Car

Most people would argue that motor racing and the environment don’t fit together well, and usually they’d be right. Especially when you consider the amount of parts, fuel and tyres that teams get through in a season. But thanks for the University of Warwick, that could change.

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