Pupils at a Palmerston North school hope others will follow their lead in going carbon neutral. Ross Intermediate School, which went carbon neutral earlier this year, has been working with non-profit social enterprise Ekos on its free school calculator and it launched on Thursday. The pupils have been learning about where emissions come from and where reductions can be made. Sustainability is part of the Ross' curriculum and the school calculated its carbon use and paid to offset these credits as part of a commitment to teach pupils about looking after the Earth. READ MORE:Ross Intermediate pupils take carbon down to zeroThe Kiwi food businesses blazing a carbon-zero trailMeasuring carbon footprints key tool to reduce emissions Teacher Liam Rutherford said the calculator made learning about climate change and measuring a school's footprint easy and fun at a time when more people were anxious about climate change. Since completing their first … [Read more...] about Pupils do the sums on emissions with new carbon calculator
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The winter holidays are right around the corner. Soon, many Americans will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms as they indulge in a surfeit of delicious traditional foods. Leftovers will last for days. In December, people of different faiths and traditions will celebrate religious or cultural holidays – enjoying more festive and plentiful food and the added indulgence of gift-giving. This season can leave many of us feeling stuffed and uncomfortable – in more ways than one. As you plan for this “season of excess,” consider a few eye-opening facts: Over Halloween, Americans spent $490 million on costumes for pets, $3.2 billion on costumes for people, and $2.6 billion on candy treats. Billions more were spent on decorations. In November and December, Americans are expected to spend $730 billion on holiday buying of gifts (often unneeded or unwanted), food, greeting cards and wrapping paper. The 2.65 … [Read more...] about On Philanthropy: Suffering from seasonal gluttony syndrome? Here’s a cure.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It was 1934 and John Henderson wanted a car. So he shelled out $26 for a used green Dodge Roadster, hoping the wheels would bring new adventures and impress fellow University of Texas classmates like Charlotte Curtis, the pretty girl who sat in front of him in zoology class. "It turned out to be the best $26 I ever spent," said John Henderson, now 106. "I dated Charlotte all during the time I had it." "I felt so important in that little roadster," added Charlotte Henderson, now 105, with a laugh. "It was just a nice, nice car." Nearly 80 years of marriage later, Charlotte is still by John's side, the two sharing a life that has included everything from far-flung travels to countless favorite meals to, most recently, a Guinness World Record — in August, the Hendersons were named the oldest married couple on earth, with an aggregate age of 211 years. Sometimes, it's hard not to wonder how the days turned into decades in a flash, Charlotte Henderson said. … [Read more...] about How Texas sweethearts became world’s ‘oldest married couple’
By Chris Melore CBSNewYork.com Major League Baseball’s offseason is already in full swing as all 30 teams are diving into the annual spending spree, better known as free agency. One of the winter’s biggest wheeling-and-dealing events kicks off Sunday night in San Diego with the Winter Meetings. For the Mets, the history-making debut of Pete Alonso and a late season playoff run gave the team new hope after a dismal start to 2019. Despite 86 wins, another year outside the postseason ultimately costed manager Mickey Callaway his job. Now, as fans adjust to new manager Carlos Beltran, an even more shocking introduction is about to be made — new billionaire owner Steve Cohen! MORE: Wilpons Working To Sell Majority Stake Of New York Mets To Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen The following is the Mets’ version of a Christmas wish list; what they need to shop for this offseason to return to the playoffs — and what we will assume New York can afford to … [Read more...] about Mets 2020 Shopping List: Here’s Who New York’s New Billionaire Owner Needs To Spend Big On
Here are the stocks that are in news today:Dish TV India: CARE cut the company's short-term debt rating to D from A4+.IRB Infrastructure: The board approved raising Rs 1,400 crore via NCDs.Close Punjab & Sind Bank: Lender approved raising capital up to Rs 500 crore through QIPs. related news Stocks in the news: IFCI, Biocon, RBL Bank, M&M Financial, Nestle, Prime Focus, NMDC Stocks in the news: Tata Motors, Yes Bank, Eicher Motors, RPower, Bharti Airtel, Infosys, Compucom Software Stocks in the news: HDFC Bank, Aurobindo, CG Power, Ashoka Buildcon, Khadim India KNR Constructions: The company signed a Concession Agreement for KNR Palani Infra Private Limited - HAM Project with NHAI.Goa Carbon: Total November production was at 15,413.9 million tonneAxis Bank: Jairam Sridharan resigned as Group Executive & Chief Financial Officer of the bank.Welspun Corp has been awarded contracts for supply of 179 KMT of pipes for multiple projects on a … [Read more...] about Stocks in the news: Dish TV, IRB Infra, KNR Constructions, Zensar Technologies, NBCC, Welspun Corp