Historic Transport Day – LCL Competition Winner – Jen Murphy

Jen Murphy competition winner pic 1(3)Congratulations to Jen Murphy who won the local food hamper from Nancy’s Deli together with the Dunham beer selection.  Jen entered the competition on Historic Transport Day when Low Carbon Lymm took a stall giving out a lot of information about energy reduction, local food outlets and other ways to reduce  your carbon impact.  The fun part of the day, enjoyed by the kids, but some Mum’s and Dad’s joined in as well, was the “Milk Shake Bike”.  A food processor on the back of the bike made strawberry milk shakes – the faster you peddled the more frothy they became!

Many people entered our competition whilst their children were making the milk shakes so if you want to know the answers, see below:

Competition Questions and Answers

Q1. If you live on Bucklow Gardens and walk into Lymm Village to shop, it is a 1 mile walk, say 20 minutes at a medium pace. How many kilo calories would you burn?  Answer: 92 calories. Source:  http://walkit.com

Q2. How many grams of CO2 would you create if you drove the same journey?  Answer: 0.33Kg or 330 grams. Source: http://walkit.com

Q3. When we buy 1Kg of New Zealand apples, like Braeburn or royal gala, how much CO2 is released into the atmosphere from their production, transport and processing?  Answer: 1kg. Source: http://www.thenewecologist.com/2009/09/the-carbon-footprint-of-an-apple/

Q4. How many miles would you have to drive to give off as much greenhouse gas as is created in producing the amount of beef the average American consumes each year?  Answer: more than 1,800 miles. Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-greenhouse-hamburger

Q5. How much does it cost in petrol to drive to Warrington once a week for the weekly shop over the course of a year?  Answer:  £132.08, based on £2.54 per week, 14.10 miles at a mileage rate of 18 pence per mile. Source:  http://www.rac.co.uk/route-planner/

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