In this short animation, Guardian columnist George Monbiot teams up with Leo Murray and green charity PIRC to explain the UK’s ‘carbon omissions’
Methods of reducing resource consumption
i) Conservation – Management of a resource in a sustainable way
The National Parks movement, started with the creation of Yellowstone in the USA, shows how areas of natural beauty can be conserved.
ii) Waste reduction
Sita.co.uk is a recycling and waste management company in the UK.
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Camden is a local government area in London. UK. These videos examine how waste and other issues are managed in a more sustainable way there.
iv) Substitution – Using more sustainable alternatives
The switch to renewable energy sources like solar, HEP and wind turbines from non-renewable sources like fossil fuel combustion is also an example of substitution. Example – Morocco has recently announce plans to introduce solar-based electricity generation.
The development of electric vehicles by Tesla and the traditional manufacturers (e.g. Ford, Toyota & Volkswagen) is another example.