Sunday 25 March 2007

All together now

Todays Observer has a story called Village that's saving the world. All the residents of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire have agreed to live a carbon neutral lifestyle and this ranges from doing simple things such as turning off chargers when they are not being used, to building a community grid for generating electricty.

The Guardian covered the story back in February in a piece called Village on the road to a carbon-neutral future and made the very good point that once the whole community became involved it became easier for people to become involved. Previously, people had said that while they had wanted to try the lifestyle, they hadn't wanted to be viewed as cranky.

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