There’s a lot to love about living in Bristol.
One of the best things is that Bristolians are well educated. So they are committed to reducing suffering and improving lives by tackling climate change.
Bristol is fiercely dedicated to achieving net-zero carbon emissions. That means it’s a hub for environmental pioneers and businesses that innovate eco-friendly operations to reduce harmful gases.
Bristol City Council was the first UK local authority to declare a climate emergency and earned the UK’s first European Green Capital award in 2015. In 2019, the mayor announced the City would pull together to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. A pioneering local authority like this enables local businesses to embrace the net-zero challenge.
To achieve the 2030 goal, Bristol has demonstrated creativity and common sense to reduce emissions and enable people and goods to move around in an eco-conscious manner. From food waste-powered trucks to electricity generated from river water, Bristol is showing the UK how creative thinking can save the planet.
Despite a government threatened by greedy fossil fuel business, Bristol is proving that creating a sustainable city can be done.
Here are just some of the ways that Bristol businesses are tackling the net-zero challenge.
Adopting Renewable Energy
Stopping reliance on damaging fossil fuels from despotic regimes is now more crucial than ever. And, Bristol businesses are adapting to renewable energy.
In our earlier blog ‘How We’re Being Mindful About Our Energy In 2022,’ we revealed that when you come to Yogafurie for a Hot Yoga session, our studio is 100% powered by renewable energy.
Bristol is also phasing out gas heating. Eventually, home and business heating will come from an underground grid of pipes that draws power from rivers, sewage, and heat from the ground.
Businesses that are able to, are installing photovoltaic solar panels, and there is a wind farm in nearby Avonmouth..
In 2022, the world’s biggest biomethane refuelling station opened. Biomethane is an eco-friendly alternative to diesel sourced from food waste. HGVs that supply the South West and Wales can fill up there. The station is set to save 70,000 tonnes of carbon from releasing into the atmosphere.
Bristol will also ban petrol and diesel vehicles in the city. Only electrical vehicles will be able to drive in the city.
Businesses are also doing their bit by encouraging sustainable work culture. Bins under desks are banned at the city council for instance. And, people recycle office waste as they would with home waste.
Filtered water from water coolers means employees can fill up their reusable bottles rather than add to the plastic waste problem.
Eco-Friendly Manufacturers and Shops
There are many exciting eco-friendly shops springing up around Bristol such as zero waste shops. Many retail businesses now focus on sustainable produce and products.
Yogafurie’s InigoLovesYoga range for instance has a fantastic range of eco Yoga-wear in a range of beautiful colours and patterns. These garments are produced both ethically and sustainably. The garments are made from bamboo and organic cotton, which means there is zero plastic to be found in the fabric.
Support Reforestation Projects
An emerging trend is ‘Plant a Tree’ schemes where businesses donate a percentage of their profits to reforestation projects. We are hoping that more companies catch on to this. One marketing company called Park Row Marketing for example, donates a tree for every sale.
Yogafurie is currently on a mission to help reforest the local Forest of Avon Trust. We’ve managed to plant 152 trees in the past two years. We plan to double the number of trees we plant every year.
So, the more people that come to Yogafurie for their weekly Yoga sessions, the more trees we can plant. You don’t even need to come to the studio, as we update our online Yoga classes daily.
Join Us And Be Part of The Net Zero Challenge
As we mentioned before, if you take classes with us, you are directly helping improve quality of life, reforest the local area, and ultimately reduce suffering. We’ve got a limited time to achieve our goals and we’re faced with resistance from rogue climate change deniers.
We need as much help as we can get. We’d be delighted to see you and you’ll receive an especially warm welcome from the Yogafurie family.
We look forward to seeing you.