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Here’s another heads up for those of you Melbourne based
On Tuesday the 5th of May 2009, the final event in our series of eight free seminars and workshops on EcoDesign will be held at the CH2 building. “Communicating EcoDesign” is open to all Victorian designers and registrations can be made through the Design Victoria website. Presentations will be provided by Leyla Acaroglu, Monique MaNamara and Michael Pitcher on how to effectively communicate your eco-designs. Over the last year the Centre for Design has delivered four free events for designers and four for SMEs on Eco-Design. The events have covered a variety of topics and provided informative and engaging presentations by industry leaders. Similar events are currently being planned and will be advertised on the Design Victoria website when available.
G’day how’s it going? Just wondering if anyone is heading from Canberra towards Newcastle mid next week, and would have a spare spot?
Or else if there’s someone who’s heading from Newcastle to Alice Springs, around the 10/5? Even maybe leaving from Brisbane and heading to Alice? If you are shoot me an email.
-From ABC News Online
Overweight people eat more than thin people and are more likely to travel by car, making excess body weight doubly bad for the environment, a new UK study has found.
“When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler,” researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in their study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
They also say food production is a major source of greenhouse gases.
“We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce [carbon] emissions and slow climate change,” the British scientists, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said in the study .
They estimated that each fat person is responsible for about one tonne of carbon dioxide emissions a year more on average than each thin person, adding up to an extra one billion tonnes of CO2 a year in a population of one billion overweight people.
The European Union estimates each EU citizen accounts for 11 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.