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Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Making positive changes
Posted on: 9 May, 2019
Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment.
This week, inspired by taking part in last week’s centenary volunteering event for Reading Parks and Woodlands Conservation Project, Lucy brings us stories detailing initiatives designed to make the Built Environment better…
The most drastic element of the Act is the focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the city’s buildings. The move has met with opposition from local real estate stakeholders but the council has stood firm and is taking necessary, positive action to reduce its carbon footprint.
Tidal energy generation
The latest issue of RICS Modus magazine considers coastal erosion and the concerning impact developments are having on coastlines. Articles in the magazine call for greater use of tidal energy generation to reverse this damaging trend.
The move demonstrates a growing willingness to accept the reality of climate change at government level. You may not be familiar with what a climate emergency is but fortunately the BBC has published an article explaining what it is.
Pushed further down the news agenda due to the arrival of a certain Royal baby was the alarming report that one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction. The BBC (them again!), however, have produced a very informative article about the report.
These reports are so important if we want to make a difference and change the environment about us for the better and with enough will, there’s a way!