10% carbon reduction in 2010

22/06/2010 at 2:15 pm | Posted in 10% in 2010 | Leave a comment

Jericho Foundation in Balsall Heath has made a committment to reduce its carbon emissions from burning gas, oil and electricity by 10% in 2010 – and has succeeded! The social enterprise helps young people into work, but wanted to help the area environmentally, also. They were asked by Balsall Heath is our Planet to take up the 10:10 challenge; they calculated the existing carbon footprint and moved to ‘cut the carbon’.

Funding allowed Jericho to replace its expensive electric heating with a new, efficient gas fired boiler and radiators. Electricity is mostly made from coal and much is lost on the way from the power station. Gas has only half the carbon content of coal.

Other organsiations can sign up for the 10:10 challenge, as can individuals, at 10:10

Jercicho Foundation’s work is explained on their website

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