Frequently Asked Questions
At ZERO-FIFTY, we receive hundreds of requests for information, both about the book and about climate change itself. This section addresses the questions that are asked to us most frequently.
01 // Is your website safe?
Our website is very secure, with all data transferred between your browser and our website encrypted, all back-ups of our website encrypted, all data scanned daily for malware and viruses and all content on our website protected by two step verification.
02 // Does your website create any greenhouse gas emissions?
Our website is hosted on servers that use 100% renewable energy. Furthermore, our website is backed up on servers that run 100% on renewable energy. This means the amount of greenhouse gas produced by our website has been massively reduced. We can’t claim that that use of this website is greenhouse gas free though. This is because we don’t know how much greenhouse gas was emitted in in the construction of the servers.
01 // When will the book be released?
We have four chapters left to proofread for ZERO-FIFTY. Each chapter typically takes about two months, so we estimate completing the book in roughly eight months. ZERO-FIFTY will likely be published and available to purchase a few months after this.
02 // How much will the book cost?
We do not have an exact price yet, but we estimate the book will cost around £22 GBP for the UK, €25 for Europe and $30 USD for the rest of the world. Please note, prices do not include postage.
03 // How long will the book take to deliver?
Subject to availability, ZERO-FIFTY will take two working days to deliver to the UK, five working days to deliver to Europe and seven days to deliver to the rest of the world.
04 // Can I buy a copy of your book on other websites?
For the time being at least, you will only be able to buy ZERO-FIFTY on our website - www.zero-fifty.com. This is to keep the price of the book as low as possible. In fact, if we sold our book on other websites, or in retail stores, it would likely be twice the price.
05 // Can I return my copy of ZERO-FIFTY?
If you live in the European Union, you can return your copy of ZERO-FIFTY for a period of up to 14 days after receipt.
01 // When will the app be released?
We hope to release the app by the end of the year. This will include all the draft content contained on the website as well automated downloads of any new content that we create.
02 // What devices will the app be available on?
The app will be available on all iOS, windows and android tablet devices.
03 // How much will the app cost?
Prior to publication of the book, the app will likely cost £4.99. Once the book is released, the cost of the app will increase to £6.99.
01 // Can I specify what my donation will be used for?
You certainly can. Please simply give us a call on +44 (0) 1904 466 020 and we can organise your donation over the phone.
02 // Can I make a larger donation?
Absolutely. To do this, please give us a call on +44 (0) 1904 466 020 and we can process your donation over the phone.
01 // What kind of work can I do if I volunteer with you?
We welcome assistance with writing, proofreading, researching, graphics design, 3D modelling, visuals and marketing for ZERO-FIFTY. If you are interested in getting involved, please send us a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
02 // What kind of experience do I need to be a volunteer?
To assist with the writing or proofreading, you will need to be an experienced writer or proof-reader, or have a degree in journalism or something equivalent. To assist with the research, you will need to have a degree or a masters relevant to the area of research you will be assisting with. To assist with the graphics design, you will need to have a degree in graphics design or equivalent. To assist with the 3D modelling and visualisation, you will need to be studying or have studied architecture and be experienced using complex 3D modelling software.
03 // Can I work in your office?
Unfortunately, we have a limited amount of space so you will have to volunteer from your home or office. Correspondence can be undertaken by a combination of emails and video calls.
04 // If I live outside of the UK can I still volunteer with you?
Absolutely. The wonders of modern technology mean you can volunteer at ZERO-FIFTY from anywhere in the world.
05 // Do you have a computer I can use?
Sorry, you will need to use your own computer if you would like to volunteer with us.
06 // Can I use your software licenses?
For the time being, our volunteers are responsible for providing their own software licenses.
07 // What do I get in return for being a volunteer?
You will learn how to formulate engaging graphical arguments about some of the most complex issues our society is facing today. You will also develop expert software skills in a variety of packages. This includes Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. You will also earn yourself a fantastic reference from us, meet a wealth of like-minded people, receive accreditation within the book, and get a great feeling for doing something that truly makes the planet a better place.
08 // Can I get paid for the work I do at ZERO-FIFTY?
All the work undertaken for ZERO-FIFTY is by volunteers, and as such there are no paid positions available.
01 // How much greenhouse emissions do your offices create?
All our electricity we use is supplied by renewable energy. This makes our operations generally emission free.
02 // How much greenhouse gas emissions are created by your equipment?
We need to use high-end computers and equipment for the creation of ZERO-FIFTY, all of which have likely caused a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions during their manufacture. To minimise these emissions, we only invest in refurbished models that can easily be recycled, however, we are yet to find a company that manufactures equipment without producing any greenhouse gases. Let us know if you find one!