Tag: England - Page 15

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    Rice Paddies As Art

    August 14, 8:15 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Call it environmental art, public art, whatever, more and more artists are getting interested in working with nature to alter the environment and create outdoor art with plants. We saw it on the walls of the National Theatre in London, where artists

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    Plastic Bag Gallery

    August 13, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Treehugger has had so many posts on plastic bags, it would seem that there is nothing more to say about the subject. So maybe it is time to switch to pictures, worth a thousand words, of course. The Photographers' Gallery has asked people to send in

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    Really Trashy Umbrellas

    August 10, 8:17 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    This continues to be the worst and rainiest "summer" in years; even if it starts out looking good in the morning, and you think that it will be a proper summer day, no matter what you wear, the rain keeps coming. So an umbrella seems to be the most

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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    August 9, 8:50 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    It started as a slogan in 1939, on the eve of World War 2, a message from the British Ministry of Information, from King George VI to his people "that all capable measures to defend the Country were being taken". The poster was never officially issued

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    Fashion From a Can

    August 8, 8:35 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    What can you say about Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen...he is a decorator, he is everywhere, he does house make-overs on t.v. and he is over the top. His trademarks include his long flowing locks, his long flowing shirt cuffs and his opinionated, engaging

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    Ten Commandments of Eco Gardening

    August 7, 8:22 AM by Bonnie Alter in Lawn & Garden

    As we move into the dog days of summer, and gardens, it's a good time to recall some green gardening tips that will save the garden, and the planet. Thou shalt conserve water: gardeners have to conserve as much water as possible. Use a rain barrel to

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    What! No More Cheap Clothes?

    August 6, 8:34 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    What!--no more fast fashion? No more quick hits for a little something new and cheap to mix with the Prada skirt...what's happening? It appears that the once unimaginable has finally occurred--consumers are thinking ethically and are becoming more

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    Organic Conflict at the Soil Assocation

    August 3, 9:18 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    When is organic not organic and which organic is good organic? This is a subject that was examined in Michael Pollan's brilliant book "Omnivore's Dilemma" and is now at the centre of a debate about air miles. The Soil Association certifies about 80

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    TreeHugger Radio: Super Sucking the Reefs, The Great Dead Zone, and Getting Personal with the Walrus

    August 2, 12:48 PM by Team Treehugger in TreeHugger Radio

    As the infamous dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico yawns ever wider, scientists in Hawaii are practicing an experimental method of vacuuming invasive algae off the choking coral. Meanwhile, in Britain, a radical plan to cut emissions makes a case for a

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    Just What You Needed: The Nag

    August 2, 8:06 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Nag, pester, nudge, guilt-trip....what are the words to describe those "gentle reminders" that pop up via email, urging us to buy, read gossip, eat better, or live wiser. Here's a cute little website that sends a hint every month (now that's pretty

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    Baby Boom at Longleat Safari Park

    August 1, 12:41 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    One of the United Kingdom's top family attractions, as well as the first drive-through safari park created outside of Africa, the Longleat Safari Park nurtures its animal denizens in surroundings that closely mimic their habitats in the wild.

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    Politicians Stay HomeThis Summer

    August 1, 8:57 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Senior politicians are staying home in the UK for this year's summer holidays. In the glory days of yore, the press delighted over former Prime Minister Tony Blair's summer travel plans. Famed for their love of free celebrity hideaways, the Blairs

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    From Somewhere

    July 31, 8:43 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    This hip looking shop has a long (for green fashion) history and started from nowhere. In 1997 its owner and designer started remaking vintage cashmere sweaters: with the wonders of crochet, a moth hole became a flower. She went on to make clothing

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    Time Out Rates Ethical Retailers

    July 30, 8:43 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    Time Out, London's weekly events magazine, has rated the big retailers selling ethical clothing. With every store trying to outdo the next by making bigger claims about how green they are, some research into their validity is timely and instructive.

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    No Pick-Up Means Less Trash

    July 28, 8:23 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    We are into the end of the first week of the garbage strike in Vancouver and instead of the standard photo of smelly garbage mounting up and rats breeding, we have...people composting! It's a fact; all of the big hardware stores in town have almost

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    Celebrate Good Times...with Organic Confetti!

    July 27, 10:40 AM by Jenna Watson in Green Food

    Shropshire Petals is an English, family-run business that started more than 20 years ago by Michael and Rosemary Bubb. Nowadays, son Jonathan is at the reigns of the arable side of the farm and the maintenance of the high standards laid out by his Dad

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    Getting Around the Congestion Charge

    July 27, 8:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Cars

    The congestion charge was introduced 4 years ago into central London as a way of cutting back on traffic entering the centre of the city, thus decreasing pollution. It was heralded as a great innovation, copied by many cities around the world, and this

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    TreeHugger Radio: Claiming the Arctic Floor, Sled Dogs on Thin Ice, and the Price of Carbon Cuts

    July 26, 2:23 PM by Team Treehugger in TreeHugger Radio

    This week is all about climate change and its myriad ripple effects. Melting Arctic ice has opened up an international controversy over deep-sea land rights, and Russia will now make a bold move by planting its flag 14,000 feet below the surface. New


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