Smart Solutions and Ideas:
We could reduce waste and litter, reduce pollution/CO2, increase recycling and create some employment, by introducing a new Statute on drinks packaging.
Make it the responsibility of drinks producers and retailers to operate a Deposit/Return system on a private non-profit basis. It would cost the tax-payers nothing and bring huge
national benefits. I would love to see us copy the Danish Return System, which you can read about here:
Arran and Great Cumbrae could become Scotland's first energy self sufficient islands. Let's make it happen!
The island of Samsø in Denmark already is. So why not here?
See the link to the Samsø Energy Academy here:
Genan Road+ in successful first major trial of rubber-modified asphalt in the UK
Glasgow airport are dragging their feet on reducing their air and noise pollution. Not to mention their overall energy usage and subsequent CO2 emmissions.
I've found it difficult to get any real answers from them and will be showing you here, just how much could be done. Copenhagen and Oslo airports already do! So why the greenwash from BAA GLA?
Just check out how far advanced Copenhagen airport is in comparison and tell me why BAA Scotland can't do the same?
CPH Airport Environmental Reports since year 2000
Air quality station
We need to take serious action on climate change at every level and I am particularly encouraged to see my hometown of Copenhagen City implement an ambitious Climate Change Plan, involving 50 specific initiatives. Their vision is to make Copenhagen the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025.
Our big cities should at the very least attempt to match these ambitions. I ask you to take even a cursory look at it the. The short English version is here:
It's simply not good enough to talk and window dress. We need action and I would highlight once again just how good we are at rhetoric, but not substance.
Now take a look at the Glasgow City Climate Change Strategy. I see a lot of policy and objectives, but very litle substance, tangible action points or deadlines.
I advocate we adopt a truly integrated Public Transport system on a par with that found in most European cities. It should be possible to purchase a ticket from point A to B in your region, by buying only one ticket and find that the main bus routes, train stations etc are integrated into a smart timetable.
Why are our Scandinavian neighbours so far advanced on this issue? I want to see Scotland strive for their standard in Public Transport and road safety measures.