Our family is trying to decide whether to replace our 2012 electric car and it’s a right pain in the butt. I love our current car but over the years the range has dropped dramatically and in winter when the heat is on it’s really only good for school runs.
So we’re knee deep in spreadsheets comparing the cost of
- installing a new battery,
- upgrading to a second-hand Leaf (the model we currently have),
- upgrading to a EV with a longer range,
- buying a second fossil-fuel car for long journeys
- reverting to our main car being a fossil-fuel car
My head is spinning, but it’s a big decision, so it’s worth doing our homework. I’ll let you know what we decide.
One good outcome for the exercise was discovering that, thanks to lower fuel and maintenance costs, our current EV has paid for itself over the 6 years that we’ve owned it.
Anyway, enough talk of adult admin, here’s this month’s positive eco news …….
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According to one energy expert Ireland’s total offshore wind resource is enough to comfortably power the country’s electricity needs
California grocery stores must now donate all edible food under new “composting” law
Irish study finds that unmowed lawns attract just as many insects as wildflower meadows
Car adverts in France will have to recommend less-polluting forms of transport such as cycling under new rules
Lego has announced that its first carbon neutral factory will open in Vietnam in 2024
Irish courts see 50 cases against illegal hedge cutting during the bird nesting season.
Rifó is an Italian clothing company offering clothing made in Italy from recycled clothing!!!!
Have you ever thought about what clutter robs you of?
If Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier collapses it could trigger global floods and swallow islands (my one negative item of the month!)
And now or something nice and relaxing; the sound of a restored coral reef
Irish podcast Féasta discusses the looming cloud of digital waste and what we can do about it
A great article on stepping off the consumption treadmill and creating the life you want
Lots of great zero waste craft videos on this Irish Youtube channel