I love my dishwasher but always feel a tiny little bit guilty about using it. There is no need for this! A British study shows that manual dishwashing consumers, on average, used 49 l of water and 1.7kWh of energy, whereas the dishwasher used 13 l of water and 1.3kWh of energy on average for the same amount of dishes under the conditions tested.
A quarter of the impact of meat production comes from the pet-food industry. Has the time come to change what we feed our dogs and cats? Read more:
On my wish list good reads: Heat of George Monbiot. He argues in this book that there’s still time to save the world.
The Guardian writes:”Monbiot comes up with some ingenious solutions to cut carbon while preserving our lifestyles. There is, however, one carbon extravagance he insists the planet can no longer afford: air travel. A return flight to New York creates more greenhouse gases per passenger than the total amount Monbiot says we should be allowed to use as individuals in a year. “The growth in aviation and the need to address climate change cannot be reconciled.” A 90% cut in carbon emissions means that there can be no more shopping trips to New York or parties in Ibiza, “unless you believe that these activities are worth the sacrifice of the biosphere and the lives of the poor”.