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news round up

This week, 10:10 UK unveiled the Pitch Pledge Party funding event, 10:10 Denmark got medical conference attendees thinking about their footprint and Microsoft in the Netherlands had a fab idea how to cut carbon over the holiday period. 

  • In the UK, we kicked off the countdown to Pitch Pledge Party, a new experiment designed to bring 10:10ers and donors together to turn your carbon-cutting ideas into reality. We're inviting 10:10ers from around the country to send in their project ideas, three of which will be invited to pitch to a roomful of  donors for £3-5k. More details here.

  • 10:10 Germany welcomed a new signup this week: the Clean Tech Media Award pledged to cut 10% of their carbon emissions over the next 12 months by cutting down on flights and reducing electricity consumption. 
  • Empty desks all around at your office with everyone on holiday? Microsoft NL aims to cut 21 tonnes of carbon by closing two office floors over the summer. Check it out!

  • Simon and his team at the British embassy in Copenhagen cut their emissions by a whopping 27% over the past year. Being housed in an old building and having limited finances for new installations or renovations, the team found that changing staff behaviour was the quickest and easiest way to get the job done. Read the full story here.
  • 10:10 Denmark was invited to the (deep breath) International federation of medical students' associations conference to introduce 10:10 and its global network, give an introduction to carbon-cutting and share specific advice on how to keep your conference carbon footprint down.
  • 10:10 Germany campaign manager Katie Griggs has been recognised as one of "Berlin's heroes" by newspaper BZ.
  • Reading festival is working with 10:10 UK to reduce its climate impact by 10% this year. Being generous types, they gave us a pair of tickets to reward creative carbon-cutters. We passed them on to Kyocera Mita, who ran a staff competition for the best energy-saving suggestions. The most resourceful staffer, Lenny Sim, came up with no less than 14 suggestions and will enjoy a fab time at Reading while his bosses start implementing as many of the great carbon-cutting ideas as possible.