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Ice Watch staff raise money for EACH through car washes and sky diving

Posted on: May 22, 2017

As a gritting and snow clearing company, we‘re used to cleaning things up, which is why we decided to offer residents in Saxmundham the chance to have their cars washed at our Head Office with all the proceeds going to the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) our company charity. We have a long-standing relationship with EACH, especially its hospice, The Treehouse, in Ipswich.

Cleaning cars in Saxmundham
In the first of our series of car washes that we will be undertaking, we raised £150. We’ll aim to build on that with our other planned car washes at gritting HQ on the Carlton Park Industrial Estate in Saxmundham.

Our programme of car washes is the latest fundraising initiative we have run in support of EACH. 

Skydiving from two miles high
And because our work often means we are dealing with the extremes that the weather can throw at us, five members of staff having taken up an extreme challenge to raise £2,000 by taking part in the Team EACH Skydive at Beccles Airf

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Dangers of thawing permafrost highlighted in global climate change study

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Whilst in this country, frost often means slippery pavements and roads requiring winter gritting, there are occasions when frost can be protective.

Permafrost prevents greenhouse gases being released
A new international research study completed by the universities of Leeds and Exeter in partnership with the Met Office, has found that global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought. Not something for many people to be too worried about you’d think but permafrost actually prevents potentially significant amounts of greenhouse gases being released into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Icy soil containing more carbon than in Earth’s atmosphere
Permafrost is frozen soil that has been at a temperature of below zero degrees Celsius for at least two years. Large quantities of carbon are stored in organic matter trapped in the icy permafrost soils, but when it thaws, the organic matter starts to decompose, releasing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. The study re

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