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Slash greenhouse emissions yourself - the DIY answer to global warming PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 June 2005 10:54
(Disclaimer: Climate Friendly used to be clients of mine, and are participants in the Byron Sustainable Ventures Network that I founded) CF_logoReg109by134.jpgWhat do corporate banking giant HSBC, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer Interface and leading mobile phone company O2 have in common? They’re leading the business world in environmental responsibility by neutralising the damage their operations do to the climate. Now other companies can do the same, with the help of a new Australian company, climate friendly. “We all know that carbon dioxide emissions from our homes, businesses, flying cars are slowly raising the world’s temperature,” says climate friendly director Madeleine Lyons. “That global warming has led to more floods, droughts and other extreme weather events, and the endangering of species including polar bears, coral reefs and butterflies.” “A lot of companies say they care about climate change, but they don’t know what to do about it. Instead of waiting for governments to cut Australia’s growing greenhouse emissions, they can take the matter into their own hands.” Using calculators designed by former CSIRO scientist Joel Fleming, climate friendly measures how much greenhouse gas a business emits every year and invests in clean energy projects on their behalf. The green investments – including wind farms and shower head exchange programs – save as much greenhouse gas as the sponsor company is emitting, effectively neutralising any overall damage to the climate.