39% increase in car mileage, 16% increase in transport related Co2 emissions: does the new local transport plan do enough?

This is your chance to respond to the new Hull Transport Plan consultation [1] (deadline 30th May), and having submitted my own response here are my thoughts: What do we want for our city? This? Or this? We are becoming increasingly car dependent but it is not being tackled by the new plan.  I was … Continue reading 39% increase in car mileage, 16% increase in transport related Co2 emissions: does the new local transport plan do enough?

The case against consumerism: Part 1 – The real cost of our everyday purchases

The 20th century saw the rise of modern day consumerism. Originating from the US, it quickly spread throughout the industrialised world. Essentially consumerism is a theory, which assumes that constantly increasing consumption of goods and services is a key condition for achieving growing levels of welfare (through economic growth). The more we spend, the bigger … Continue reading The case against consumerism: Part 1 – The real cost of our everyday purchases