the point about scything...
Scything. On old skill - and a fossil fuel, healthy, productive way of harvesting grass and managing wildflower meadows..
smash and grab on electric car charging
Is this the Problem with Big, raising its head again? As electric cars become successful, the big guys move in. Is this perhaps not always for the greater good?
Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages
The danger of power shortages in the UK by the middle of the decade has risen, according to industry regulator Ofgem.
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!
"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about". Indeed! The words of a very wise man!
low carbon ladock
Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years
cornwall opens uk solar centre
UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20
can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?
How tourism can cut emissions - UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference
financial incentives to save energy?
Government considers financial incentives to encourage energy saving
coast towel card
CoaST member towel card. Saves money, water, detergent, waste and, crucially, gives an easy way for visitors to participate in our efforts. And they work. Now in Cornwall, Devon and "anywhere" flavours!
how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?
The real price of renewable subsidy is £2 per year, says the Renewable Energy Association...
Cornwall Green Doors
Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....
green car guide
2012 is being hailed as the year of the green car. Wise Up navigates you through what's on offer under the Government's Plug-in Car Grant...
rspb says wind power works for birds
The RSPB, the UK charity working to protect bird populations, has given the greenlight to use wind energy to power its own activities.
exporting our carbon guilt?
What the eyes don't see the heart don't grieve about....we simply left our emissions somewhere else. That doesn't make them just not count...
budget gets thumbs down on green innovation
Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne's "reforming Budget"
true cost of renewable energy
Subsidies for reneable energy have added less to household energy bills than the rising cost of gas.
center parcs aim to be "exemplar"
The new £250m Center Parcs village will be "exemplary sustainable tourism destination"...
green start action plan
The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!
co-op group means green bizness
The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year.
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households
A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint
shale gas a carbon catastrophe
Shale gas will wreck climate targets, says Co-op, Tyndall Centre and FoE
tourism threat from oil spike
Expert warns of tourism's blindness to oil spike...and about time, too, we say....
carbon benchmarking in hotels taking off
Leading hoteliers are working to develop common standards to calculate and report on the international tourism industry’s carbon emissions with the aim of having the first ones in place by early 2012.
Good Energy holds steady on prices
Good Energy is keeping its prices steady. Now that's definitely a Good Thing.
now, that's the way to do it
As well as complete case studies, we have examples of individual areas of good practice - an inspiration...
many issues confront Cornwall's tourism industry: seasonality, wages, staffing and loss of tourism accommodation to name a few....
A programme being currently run by the University of Exeter, this provides space for leaders and open innovators to come together and start to crack the carbon conundrum. Helmets will be provided.
Offsetting your carbon is a way of trying to make up for the carbon you do use, that you cannot physically reduce any further. It's not supposed to just make you feel better.
This is essentially a way to figure out where you sit compared to other businesses like you, in terms of your carbon appetite.
This is how to manage the amount of carbon you use, and make a plan to use less each year. In a nutshell. And the canny among us are all starting to do it.
community energy plus
Community Energy Plus have been operating in Cornwall for over ten years - and these are THE energy anoraks...and know all the other energy anoraks across the south west - so start here.
green build case studies
CSBT is the Cornwall Sustainable Buidlings Trust, and that's exactly what they do.
We believe that good food, good company and happy times go hand in hand with really considerate use of the energy, water, waste and people that go into making them. We’re doing our bit – and then we’ll do even more!
bedknobs lighting energy audit
CoaST Ambassador Bedknobs is sharing its Lighting Audit Spreadsheet....
coast visitor charter
The CoaST Visitor Charter (5 Ways to be the Best Sort of Visitor) is dead simple.
coast's carbon footprint
One of our tasks is to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprint. But are we walking the talk? We decided to find out.
outstanding cornwall: visitor charter
Bespoke CoaST Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Visitor Charter - use on your website, and in your printed material!
outstanding cornwall: towel card
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Towel Card - available to all businesses in the AONB on request. With thanks to the Cornwall AONB Unit!
It's the new metric, the stuff in our pencils, the fizz in our drinks, what makes us all human and what we breathe out. It's a Good Thing, and has Made Our Lives Great. But we have to treat it right.