Lower Your Carbon Footprint For Car Travel – Days 18, 19 & 20 Of Low Carbon Living

Days 18, 19 & 20 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Sometimes you don’t much option but to travel by car.

Yet, currently, car travel usually means more damage to our climate and to the quality of our local air, water and land.  Continue reading

How To Get To Exercise In Very Hot Weather- Days 16 & 17 of Low Carbon Living

Foot & lower leg in athletic wear on path

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Days 16 & 17 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

We’re in a heatwave. How can I:

  • travel to a gym class
  • get my regular aerobic exercise

without suffering heatstroke or contributing more damage to our climate by travelling in air-conditioned, petrol-driven car? Continue reading

Public Transport To A Regular CBD Event – Days 14 & 15 of Low Carbon Living

Approaching bus on suburban street

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Days 14 & 15 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I catch the bus to a couple of lunchtime events in different parts of my city.

The situation

I often attend events during the middle of the day in our central business district (CBD) or a suburban business district (town centre).

I need to travel a little under 10km to get to either event. How to do it a low carbon and Continue reading

Walking To Achieve 6 Goals At Once – Days 11 & 12 Of Low Carbon Living

Grey sneaker & light jeans stepping on concrete path

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Days 11 & 12 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

How are those resolutions to get fit and lose weight going?

As the holidays end and the year gains momentum, we tend to find ourselves with more and more demands on our time. It’s easy to slide back into old habits.

So how can we maintain our resolve to improve our health? Continue reading

Taking A Break From Driving

Rear vision mirror showing part of man's face

Image: Iain Ferrell, Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Last night I drove my car for the first time in weeks.

It felt a bit odd.

It wasn’t as if anything was unusual: I loaded my things into the car, hopped into the driver’s seat and drove a very familiar route.

But it still felt a bit different. Continue reading