All posts tagged: climate change

Parcels not Pollution: Why Cargo bikes are the next Big Thing

Hammersmith council has a knack for catchy slogans like “brilliant for business”, but its latest buzz word for its zero-emissions cargo delivery service, “parcels, not pollution”, will get its residents breathing lungfuls of clean air and reduce the carbon footprint in this west London borough. Its Business Improvement District was recently awarded £50,000 funding from Transport for London (TfL) in the tie-up with e-cargobikes.com. The project aims to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality in Hammersmith’s town centre, notorious for its traffic snarl-ups around the A4 Hammersmith gyratory system and its King Street thoroughfare. Local businesses including Kings Mall Shopping Centre, Regus, the Ark building, and the Lyric theatre have already signed up to use the service. This will reduce the number of freight vehicles on the roads in Hammersmith, particularly at peak times. Goods will arrive at the e-cargobikes.com warehouse in Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill and deliveries will be made the same day they are received provided they are dispatched before 3pm, with no difference in the service to the customer and …

Climate Emergency: A Dystopian Future with a Dramatic End

The Financial Times and Chelsea’s Royal Court Theatre have collaborated to produce Climate Change: what do you want me to say? – a filmed monologue about the climate crisis. The nine-minute film, written by Chris Thorpe and directed by Juliet Riddell from the FT, takes the form of a newscast from 2050. Featuring Nicola Walker, as newsreader, Climate Change: what do you want me to say? dramatically explores visions of both a dystopian and utopian future and raises questions about our planet’s climate emergency. It asks why it is taking the world so long to deal with it in the serious and urgent manner that is needed. Before writing Climate Change: what do you want me to say? Chris Thorpe and the Royal Court Theatre’s Vicky Featherstone (Artistic Director) and Lucy Davies (Executive Producer) met with Financial Times journalists Pilita Clarke and Leslie Hook to discuss the climate crisis. Areas covered included looking at the role of news and how communications around global heating may not be helping actions needed now. Juliet Riddell, producer and director of …