It’s Energy Saving
Week. There seems to be a week for pretty much everything these
days, but we think this one is pretty important. The Energy Saving Trust is leading the way, trying to
get us all to take responsibility for the carbon emissions we
create and do our bit in reducing them by 20%, in line with the
UK’s targets for 2010.
This is what they have to say:
"We all have a favourite place in the UK. A spot where the
beauty, the atmosphere, the climate is just right. But our world is
changing because we aren’t always as careful as we could be with
the way we use energy. To preserve the places that matter to us,
it’s time to think about the way each of us uses energy, and to
make positive changes that will have a real impact.
If we all commit to save 20% of the energy we use everyday,
together we can help prevent climate change. To make your
commitment, create a postcard and tell everyone which place you
want to save your 20% for."
You can commit here. There’s a
handy calculator and easy ideas on how to do this, as well as some
more advanced suggestions.
Carbon emissions are a big concern of ours and we’re happy to
announce that we’re only a week or two away from completing a
total carbon audit of the smoothie making process – from growing
the strawberries in Poland and bananas in Costa Rica to the
finished drink in the fridge at your local Co-Op.
We think we’re the first people to do this for such a
complicated food/drink making process, but that doesn’t mean
we’re getting all smug. We still need to find ways of reducing
the real carbon junkie bits of our business. We don’t airfreight
any of our fruit, but it still needs to get here somehow, which
means that we'll never get to zero emissions, so we have to think
smartly about offsetting what we can’t get rid of. More on that
Anyway, we think everyone should be doing their bit and we like
the idea of saving a place we love (ours is a secret), so make sure
picture courtesy of the Climate Change