Tag: England - Page 15

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    Made With Hands

    August 23, 8:31 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    They are young, hip, and sell their wares from market stalls. These hand-knit delights are the product of twin sisters who are dedicated to "creating simple hand-made pieces using only 100% natural fibres and nothing else." Their aesthetic is nouveau

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    Last Call for Sunscreen

    August 21, 8:01 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    With Labour Day coming up and the last blast of summer sun, get that sunscreen out and put it on thick. We all know now how necessary it is to keep covered, wear a hat and not stay out too long. And we are aware of all the weird chemicals that are in

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    Jigsaws are Us

    August 20, 8:38 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    There is something so satisfying about watching a child play with a jigsaw puzzle; the way they hold the pieces and look at them--you can almost hear them thinking. And this one will teach them the names of all the states whilst they are at it. Made

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    Thames Water Tastes Best

    August 17, 8:54 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Bottled water bashing has been an ongoing theme at Treehugger and for good reason: plastic bottles destroy the environment and why pay for what nature gives us. Lately there have been restaurants that have stopped serving it and it has been proven

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    Oh My Gawd! She Wore the Same Clothes All Year

    August 16, 8:27 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    We call it wearing the clothes from our cupboard,she calls it art. Can we survive without the retail buzz that we get from shopping? "Can a person wear, in heavy rotation, the equivalent of one suitcase worth of clothing for an entire year and survive

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    The Homemade Homemaker

    August 15, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Perhaps the old ways were the better ways. Some of those remedies that your grandmother told you about really did work, and were purer, more environmental and cheaper than the complicated, hyped products that we are bombarded with today. Plus there

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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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