The way we travel has changed enormously since the introduction of the motor car.  We are all used to travelling more regularly and for longer distances.  But most journeys we make involve fuel being burned in an engine, and when fuel is burned, it creates carbon dioxide (CO2), the most abundant greenhouse gas which is responsible for climate change.  DIesel engines also produce nitrous oxides (NOx) when they are working.  NOx causes breathing difficulties, headaches and other problems when it is inhaled.

So our choice of transport can make a difference, every time we choose to travel.

Around the world in 585 days

Planetsolar is a catamaran and in each hull, there are 4.5 tonnes of batteries, which can store sufficient energy to keep the boat powered for up t...

Bird Breeding and Traffic

The great tit, a bird that can be found all over the UK, is one of the birds affected.  Male great tits sing songs to attract females to breed with...


Electric Cars

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular.  In this factsheet we explore why.


Food: Food Miles

The food we eat makes up about 30% of our carbon footprint.  Knowing how far it has travelled and how it has been stored is essential if we wish to...


List of Talks

The school talks service is now available again for a limited time for schools within a 30-mile radius of our office in Yeovil. To make a bookin...

To Work on Two Wheels!

So, we take the train, we take the bus, or we take the car. We know that taking public transport reduces our carbon footprint, so in many cases it’...

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This suite of lessons and activities for Key Stage 2 looks at the following issues: What were the earliest types of transport? Why do so...

UK’s new cars are greener than ever

The average emissions of new cars sold in 2011 was 138.1g/km.  By 2015, average emissions must fall to below 130g/km to meet with EU targets and by...

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