Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Earth Hour

The manifestation “Earth Hour” started by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007 has grown in size and thereby also in importance. Now you can even listen to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in a video on YouTube proclaiming the participation in Earth Hour. The UN headquarters in New York will turn out the light during Earth Hour. He also urges all cities and all humans on Earth to participate and send a strong message to the politicians to deal with and solve the climate change problems.

My city, Karlstad will participate in the manifestation, will your city do that….?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The insurance company “Länsförsäkringar” has understood something

The Swedish insurance company Länsförsäkringar has understood the value of being preventive. They have started a collection of hazardous waste amongst customers having a farm. They collect scrap metal, waste oil, pesticides, fertilisers, chemicals etc for free. They have understood that the alternative is that there is a big risk that chemicals etc otherwise end up in the ground which will cost the insurance company a lot more to restore. Besides doing a good business they are also doing a favour for nature. Something for other insurance companies to copy?