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Have you ever thought about how far the contents of your supermarket basket have travelled to get to you, how this impacts on our planet’s systems? It's no secret that climate change is caused by our over-dependence on fossil fuels...so what can we do about it? This is an album with a difference; YOU get the chance to find out how YOUR personal shopping choices are affecting the climate. How addicted to fossil fuels are you? Using the interactive video feature, start off on track 2 and follow the easy instructions at the end of each of the next 12 tracks. You may be surprised! Video tracks 14-17 visit an eco-house with a compostable toilet and a green community in Hockerton. Audio tracks 18-20 explore the microscopic activity inside a compost heap, debate the role of blood sports for pest control, and give tips on how to write about science. This material is from The Open University Course Y161 Introducing environment.

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Have you ever thought about how far the contents of your supermarket basket have travelled to get to you, how this impacts on our planet’s systems? It's no secret that climate change is caused by our over-dependence on fossil fuels...so what can we do about it? This is an album with a difference; YOU get the chance to find out how YOUR personal shopping choices are affecting the climate. How addicted to fossil fuels are you? Using the interactive video feature, start off on track 2 and follow the easy instructions at the end of each of the next 12 tracks. You may be surprised! Video tracks 14-17 visit an eco-house with a compostable toilet and a green community in Hockerton. Audio tracks 18-20 explore the microscopic activity inside a compost heap, debate the role of blood sports for pest control, and give tips on how to write about science. This material is from The Open University Course Y161 Introducing environment.

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Introducing environment - for iPod/iPhone

Latest release on Jul 11, 2009

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Rank #1: Introducing environment

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A short introduction to the album.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #2: Unseen impacts

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Find out more about the consequences of the way you shop.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #3: Shopping by car

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Short car journeys are the most environmentally damaging, yet a quarter of journeys are less than 2 miles.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #4: Shopping by bus

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The more people replace car journeys with buses, the more eco- friendly buses become.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #5: Shopping on foot

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Choosing to walk, over fossil-fuelled transport, makes a real difference.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #6: Imported food

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Some foods have travelled further in their lifetime than you!

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #7: Local food

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Reduce the distance your food travels by buying food from local sources.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #8: Disposable bags

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The shocking facts about the ubiquitous plastic carrier bag.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #9: Reusable plastic bags

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Reusable bags prevent 50,000 plastic bags ending up in landfills.

Jul 11 2009

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Rank #10: Fabric bags

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How fabric bags could replace the 8 million plastic bags we manufacture every year.

Jul 11 2009

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