What is climate change?
Climate change is the large-scale, and long-term change in the planets average temperatures and weather patterns. Humans have taken part in the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases since the mid-1800s. As a result of this, global temperatures are rising and causing long-term changes to the climate. These changes include rising sea levels as the glaciers and ice sheets melt, ocean acidification as carbon dioxide is absorbed into the ocean, and extreme weather events such as floods, heatwaves etc.
Nottingham is making a change
Nottingham has committed to becoming the first carbon-neutral city in the country by 2028. They have already reduced citywide CO2 emissions by above 41% since 2005. However, they still emitted 1.17 million tonnes of CO2 in 2017, meaning more work is still required.
How your business can help
- Transition to renewable energy such as installing solar panels to power your office, which can reduce your electricity bill, protect you against the changing utility rates and help you to become a green business.
- Electric vehicles, whether you switch over to them for your business fleet or install EV charging points to encourage staff to make the transition, electric vehicles will have a much better effect on the environment and can have a reduction in your transportation costs.
- Keeping control over your waste and recycling as much as possible to avoid waste going to landfill, which is harmful to the environment.
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