Climate Change and being Carbon Active

understanding Climate Change at Carbon Active in Manchester

Climate Change and being Carbon Active

It’s science-FACT that we’re experiencing climate change. We all have to make a much stronger effort to reduce our carbon footprint and our overall consumption of limited resources.

At Dwelle, in addition to ensuring our building designs and specification meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability, our business activities are equally sustainable and we spend as much time as we can supporting events that publicise the issues of global warming.

Probably one of the most enjoyable events we took part in this year was Carbon Active at Manchester Arndale Centre (pictured above). It was a 3-day annual festival of low carbon living packed with activities to get involved in, games to play and things to make, to celebrate sustainable living.

A month ago we met with a group of young people at Victoria Baths as part of an Inspirational Showcase for UpRising’s My Voice My Vote programme. Ric showed them some of the eco materials we use and explained exactly what we do and why. The event was covered by BBC Radio Manchester:  www.uprising.org.uk

We also spent some time with the eco-team from Hulme’s St Philip’s Primary School – we gave them a tour of our dwelle.ing and explained how each element of the building contributed to its low energy operation. They were such a knowledgable group of children. They loved it!!

We’ve found that there’s a lot of low carbon activities going on in Manchester, mostly captured by an excellent website called Platform. It’s an everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across the county. Please take a look:  http://ontheplatform.org.uk

Our home city isn’t short of people with the passion and desire to make change, but sadly many of the people in power just don’t have the same care or vision and any effort is simply paid with lip service… perhaps we need to be more vocal? Manchester Climate Monthly certainly does a good job being vocal, but shouldn’t we ALL be doing much more…?!!

What’s happening in your area…?? Please let us know on our Facebook page.