Tag: England - Page 10

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    Swap Shop for Christmas Decorations

    December 11, 6:53 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    If you want a new look for your christmas tree, or don't have any nice baubles to put on it, here is the ecological way to go. A swap shop--bring in your old tree trimmings or just buy someone else's. Choose by colour and size and pay as little as £1,

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    National Climate Change March

    December 10, 6:30 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Saturday was the National Climate March, celebrated in 50 cities around the world, to coincide with the UN climate talks taking place in Bali. The goal was to come together and exert international pressure on world leaders to take the urgent actions

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    You Voted For It--Now Wear It: Mr. Splashy Pants Continued

    December 10, 6:21 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    It's official: on-line voters have shown their support for the name Mr. Splashy Pants as the overwhelmingly favoured monicker for Greenpeace's humpback whale. Mr.Splashy Pants got a huge 119,367 votes (over 78 percent of the vote) with his nearest

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    Carnaby Street Wins on Christmas Decorations

    December 7, 6:42 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's a tradition, of sorts: every year in mid-November, C-list celebrities, always women, are enlisted to turn on the Christmas lights festooning major streets. Very tacky, and environmentally wasteful. So hurray for Carnaby Street, that funny little

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    Name That Whale, Quickly!

    December 5, 6:57 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Calling all treehuggers: Greenpeace is holding an online poll to name a humpback whale. So far, the most popular name is Mr. Splashy Pants. More than 11,000 possible whale names were submitted but this one currently holds 76% of the vote.

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    Baby It's Cold Outside

    December 4, 7:28 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    It's getting cold out there and some of us have turned on the heat and are looking for something warm and woolly to wear. It's a tricky topic, the sourcing of wool, because with the growing world demand, animals are being raised on a vaster scale, in

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    Trashy Tiaras

    December 3, 6:34 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    If you need a tiara for your next eco ball or costume party, here's the answer. These tiaras are modeled after historical Russian and English designs and modernised for today's glamorous world. They are made out of red, purple or red Waitrose

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    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    November 30, 8:10 AM by Bonnie Alter in Lawn & Garden

    The Observer must be one of the few newspapers in the world to have its own organic allotment garden. And an ongoing blog about it too. It's a year old now and the garden's development has involved community members, local school children and

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    Book Review: Eco Chic: a Guide to Ethical Fashion

    November 29, 6:54 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Katharine Hamnett wrote the intro and she says it all: "This book is a must-read for all clothing manufacturers and retailers, as well as consumers, who wish to be informed so they can make responsible choices and shop with their conscience." And it's

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    50 Ways to Cut Your Food Bill

    November 28, 5:58 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    The funny thing about the endless consumer tips and suggestions in the papers and magazines for cutting your bills is that they all lead back to a greener life style. The root of these money-saving and penny-pinching lists is what treehuggers have been

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    Fashion Conscience

    November 27, 6:40 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Fashion Conscience is a site for the fashion-minded and green that promises to provide you with "everything that's hot, totally wearable, totally green and totally wearable RIGHT NOW". That's their claim and after one look at this slick new site one

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    Lovable Baby Toys

    November 26, 6:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Infants put everything in their mouth so mommies and daddies want to make sure that the toys that go in are well made in a good, safe and trustworthy factory. Sounds like fair trade and certified and environmentally friendly are the key words to look

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    Smart Eco-Youths in England Create Solar Blinds as Way to Help Power Homes, Businesses Everywhere

    November 23, 11:43 AM by Kenny Luna in Corporate Responsibility

    What if the blinds in hotels, homes and businesses around the world were able to collect solar energy during the day, turning it into a source of energy to power nightlights, security lights, and even the blinds themselves instead of just "hanging

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    Solar Powered LEDs Light Up Highways

    November 23, 10:29 AM by Justin Thomas in Solar Technology

    In England, they are testing out an new way to illuminate roads using solar power and LEDs. These active markers have an edge over passive reflectors because they store solar energy during the day, and then emit light at night to improve visibility

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    Guerilla Gifts

    November 22, 6:28 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    We love Guerilla Gardeners and in our next life will be one...what could be more anarchic and creative than making miserable corners of a city come to life with flowers and water overnight. There is an active group working in London and one of their

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    Play With Your Food

    November 21, 6:33 AM by Bonnie Alter in Economics

    The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra must be the only band in the world that buys its instruments fresh and organic before each performance. They must also be the only ones to use DIY instruments such as cucuphones in the wind section. For the uninitiated

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    How Carbon Neutral are British Trains?

    November 20, 6:13 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The spectacular launch of the carbon neutral Eurostar train prompted thoughts and questions about the fuelling of British trains. As if by magic the answer appeared the next day in a letter by the Chief Executive of Network Rail. He writes that by

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    Damien Hirst Goes Solar

    November 19, 12:59 PM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Damien Hirst, enfant terrible of the YBA (young british artists) trendy art scene and multi-millionaire, is going solar in a big way. He has just ordered the country's second largest solar panel system. To make the studios at his palatial country

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