Tag Archives: environment

How to Green-ify Your Cell Phone and Broadband Usage

How to Green-ify Your Cell Phone and Broadband Usage

Posted on22. Oct, 2010 by .

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A Guest article. How to Green-ify Your Cell Phone and Broadband Usage Many consumers are becoming aware of the amount of energy that they use on a daily basis and it’s effect on the environment. In an effort to make the world a better place for themselves, as well as for future generations, these consumers […]

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Water, water everywhere and not a safe drop to drink?

Water, water everywhere and not a safe drop to drink?

Posted on04. Aug, 2010 by .

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People can spend their money how they like, of course, but the idea that bottled water is somehow better than tap water is simply untrue. The truth is, bottled water is not as safe as tap water. PVC plastic can leach chemicals called phthalate, these are banned from use in children’s toys because of the […]

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Oil – How much are we prepared to pay?

Oil – How much are we prepared to pay?

Posted on04. Jul, 2010 by .

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Is the price we pay for Oil worth it? I’m not just talking the $70-$100 per barrel, but the devastating damage we are doing to our planet. The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the gulf is an MTV moment…Because it is on the doorstep of the richest country in the world, the worlds media spotlight is […]

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Fuel – A different way of thinking?

Fuel – A different way of thinking?

Posted on23. Jun, 2010 by .

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All it needs is the desire from Government and vested interests to make change happen…After all no one is going to give up their cars are they?
Lets take if for what it is the whole Gulf fiasco is a wake up call for us all.

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Ethical Shopping a nightmare?

Ethical Shopping a nightmare?

Posted on07. Jun, 2010 by .

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In fact it’s a total minefield that to a certain extent you usually pick what you want for a variety of reasons and go with it until somebody tells you not to. Think Kit Kat and the Greenpeace campaign with Nestle. There are that many factors involved in making a selection regarding the ethics of […]

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Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Posted on26. May, 2010 by .

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Pesticides and Herbicides are they really the only answer to weeds and pests? I guess it depends what you are growing and how much. Also you need to know the alternatives… and there are alternatives. In Asia, Africa and parts of the USA, maize growing areas are affected by striga, an attractive looking weed whose […]

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Milk in a bag – A journey to an earlier life

Milk in a bag – A journey to an earlier life

Posted on19. May, 2010 by .

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I had a trip down memory lane recently to, what seemed looking back, a less cluttered life. When I was a child we had a pantry, later in my childhood we got a fridge and then much later we got a freezer. At the time, they must have been seen by my parents as wonderful […]

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Dear Mr Gates – Inspiration starts somewhere?

Dear Mr Gates – Inspiration starts somewhere?

Posted on17. May, 2010 by .

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Dear Mr Gates, First of all may I call you Bill – you see, I feel as if I know you so well, having bought your many excellent products over the years. Let me get straight to the point, Bill. I feel the world in general and the business world in particular needs a champion. […]

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Oily Palms – Follow up

Oily Palms – Follow up

Posted on17. May, 2010 by .

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GP: This is a win for all that took part in the campaign .. our thanks to all but especially Ingrid Schroder the creator of Cohabitaire.com Hi Paul We are thrilled to bring you some wonderful news. Thanks to you and other Greenpeace supporters, we have won our Nestlé campaign! We can barely believe it. […]

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Urban Plant Ninjas and Green Bombs

Urban Plant Ninjas and Green Bombs

Posted on01. May, 2010 by .

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Doing you bit for the environment or even making the place a brighter, nicer place to live takes all sorts. Keith Stewart, an artist, writes “I live on a council estate in Birmingham UK. In our ‘Covert’, as they gayly named our ‘street/cul-de-sac/huddle of houses’, there is a central reservation [so cars go round instead […]

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