Our ability as humans to have an impact on the climate began at the end of the late 18th century. This was the period when Britain experienced a significant transition from a manual labour and draft animal-based economy into one that utilises machine-based manufacturing.
In the process, a major transition in manufacturing, mining, transport and agriculture began that spread throughout the world. All-metal machine tools, canals, improved roads, railways and the introduction of coal-fire steam power fundamentally changed society over a period that became known as the Industrial Revolution. It was during this time that humans started to create significant amounts of carbon dioxide pollution.
It was to have a cumulative impact on the global climate that has led to where we are today.
What makes for a high-performing organisation? In the past, such organisation was defined solely by the success of its financial bottom line. But in todays world, a high performing organisation is one that is:
+ Responsive to customers needs and wants
+ Responsive to the environment it operates in
+ Resourceful in times of scarcity
+ Adaptable in times of change
+ Beneficial to others through its own prosperity
+ Car pool your way to work, or try public transport. If you're close enough, walk or ride a bike; get some fresh air!
+ Turn all lights and electric appliances off at the wall when not in use. Turning off your computer every night can halve the running costs of that computer.
+ Only buy kitchen and water appliances with high Energy Ratings. The more stars the better!
+ Buy Recycled Paper. It saves up to 50% less energy compared to virgin paper. Each tonne of recycled paper saves approximately 24 trees and uses up to 60% less water.
+ Use Email Marketing instead of snail mail. There's no need for envelopes, stamps, printing or delivery vehicles.