This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at

The Truth about Climate Change (Film screening) July 14, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Energy,TThackney — ecoemails @ 8:49 am

Monday 20th July (7.30 – 9pm) – The Truth about Climate Change (Film screening) at Arcola Theatre .


The Truth about Climate Change: Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet he knows so well. Examining the evidence for this confusing phenomenon, Sir David find out what’s causing it and whether mankind is to blame. From Hurricane Katrina to the glacier ice crashing into the sea, Attenborough discovers it’s a race against time. Starving polar bears and the first direct victims of global warming, the recent extinct golden toad, demonstrates that the danger for humanity may not be far behind.
David explores the personal and technological changes we can make to avert catastrophe.


Carbon Conversations and Carbon Ration Action Groups talk July 9, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Peak Oil,TThackney — ecoemails @ 8:53 am

Carbon Conversations and Carbon Ration Action Groups

Arcola Theatre

27 Arcola St, Dalston, Hackney

July 13th (7 to 9pm)

(followed by TThcragackney meeting).

Carbon Conversations is a guide to creating your personal Energy Descent Action Plan, at your own pace and with sensitivity to your own circumstances and lifestyle.

Carbon Ration Action Groups is a committed forum for those who wanted to prove to themselves and to the wider world that there are people who want to  move onto a sustainable emissions strategy.


Skiing in the Desert July 8, 2009

Filed under: climate change,Energy,Peak Oil,Travel — ecoemails @ 5:32 pm

If you go skiing in the Skiing in the Desert….


One day spent on the artificial slopes at Ski Dubai eats up as much oil as the average American driver burns in their gas tank in 1 month. The ski dome in Dubai uses the energy equivalent of 3,500 barrels of oil a day. Around the same number of people visit the complex every day. So the energy use is around 1 barrel per visitor per day. A standard barrel of oil should power the average vehicle for around 1,000 miles of driving.

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