Depleted Natural Resources

How can we address the challenge of depleted resources?

Your latest stories addressing depleted resources

Library of Things

Creating places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and learn how to use them.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

Low Carbon Hub

Developing a decentralised, locally-owned renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Highland Galvanizers

Increasing the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

People's Energy

Offering renewable electricity with some of the lowest prices on the market.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Starpath

Creating zero-energy, light-responsive pathways.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Energy
  • Transport

Think big locally

Why depleted resources?

Extractive industries are responsible collectively for more than eighty percent of total biodiversity loss and over half of the world’s carbon emissions. At the same time, we are using up natural resources at unprecedented rates, running out of everything from sand to certain minerals, depleting everything from fish stocks to usable topsoil. We have moved into a world where natural resources – and the environmental impacts of their extraction, processing and poor management – have become the limiting factor of production. Changes are required to focus on resource productivity instead of throughput as the engine for our future prosperity.

All Related Initiatives

Library of Things

Creating places in the community where you borrow instead of buy items and learn how to use them.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Circular Economy

Low Carbon Hub

Developing a decentralised, locally-owned renewable energy infrastructure.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Highland Galvanizers

Increasing the lifespan of motorway crash barriers through re-use and refurbishment.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy
  • Transport

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

People's Energy

Offering renewable electricity with some of the lowest prices on the market.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

Starpath

Creating zero-energy, light-responsive pathways.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Energy
  • Transport

Schools’ Energy Co-operative

Installing community-funded solar panel systems on schools across the country, free of charge.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

The Ink Bin

Saving home use plastic and leakage entering landfill whilst educating youngsters on climate issues.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Repowering

Empowering communities to fund, install and manage their own clean, local energy.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

Inspiring ideas for more sustainable homes, communities and businesses.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Buildings
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Upcycle Fashion

Delivering garment repair and upcycling workshops to increase the longevity of clothing.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

East Devon Log Bank

Offering free woodland management and reducing local fuel poverty.

  • Air pollution
  • Depleted resources
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Energy
  • Nature
  • Land Use
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