Friday, May 09, 2008


A green index has been prepared by national geograpic that details countries' attitudes towards green issues. Not surprisingly, the USA came last, and India and Brazil came first.

You can also calculate your own index here:

Mine was 65 - I'm sure that's beatable as we have a car and a disabled child who needs ferrying to various groups ! Stick a comment on with your score !

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Silliest idea ever

This one actually works though. UPS now plan their routes in the US so that they make right turns in preference to left turns. This means they spend less time waiting to cross the flow of oncoming traffic and therefore use less fuel. Over the entire fleet this seemingly daft idea has saved them 30 millions miles and 3 million gallons of fuel. Scarily that implies their vans only do 10 miles to the gallon - even taking into account the smaller US gallon they should be able to improve on that.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

fun fun fun

Quad biking is quite fun - now you can get electric quad bikes !

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Tescos are clearly seeing $$$ in the whole 'carbon' thing - they are starting to lable some of their products to show the suspected environmental impact of them. Full story here

Zoom zoom zoom

Nice bike (there, I said it):

It's an electric scooter - and for once, someone's come out with electric transport that isn't crippled and hideous. OK, the top speed is 100kph - but it's a scooter; they're usually speed limited to less than that anyway. 0-50 in 3.8 seconds. Range is a little low at 110Km, but for commuting to work or running errands in town it would be ideal.

The video on their website ( ) is quite interesting; the number of parts in the bike is about a tenth of an equivalent petrol powered bike; I've not found anyone willing to divulge a price yet though !