posted by Erika Helms

News Roundup

Congratulations to everyone who helped us prove that #itshappening for 10/10/12! There was loads going on in the Netherlands and elsewhere, while in the UK we invited people to share their stories online. If you haven't already seen the #itshappening photo gallery, it's well worth a look – there's examples of carbon-cutting progress from sea ports in Morocco to TV studios in Birmingham and everything in between.

  • In Argentina, 10:10 friends Ambientate  are organizing Argentina’s second zero carbon festival on 24 and 25 November. Expect music, art, food and workshops, all with a carbon-cutting twist.
  • 10:10 Bangladesh is now accepting submissions for their Sustainable Hunt contest. If you're based in Bangladesh, share your sustainable ideas and energy-saving tips, for a chance to be featured in a documentary film and have your idea implemented next year.

  • Remade's quest for world domination continued in China this month. On 4 November in China, volunteers from Greening the Beige hosted a Remade in Beijing booth at Roots & Shoots’ annual summit event that features green student groups sharing their work from throughout the year and Dr Jane Goodall herself as a special guest. Attendance was good despite a freak snowstorm the night before. At the booth, people used recycled and discarded materials to make games, paper wallets, or whatever else they felt inspired to create.

  • There's a couple of jobs going here at 10:10 HQ! Applications are open for a project manager and an office administrator, and you've got until Monday 26 November to get yours in. More details on our jobs page.

  • Over in South Korea, the government has doubled its carbon-cutting target for 2013; industrial and power sector businesses will be required to make a 3% cut compared to this year's target of 1.4%.! We featured this exciting bit of news in our #itshappening gallery as well.

  • In Mexico, not only has the President signed into law a groundbreaking climate bill that means Mexico is the second country in the world to establish a legally binding plan to bring down emissions; but they have also just inaugurated the largest wind farm in South America, in Oaxaca! Check out the photo from the Mexican embassy in London.