Tag: England - Page 16

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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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    Dopie Sandals are...

    July 25, 8:37 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Fashion

    Not sure about these... They are environmentally correct--made of recycled EVA and foam rubber by Terra Plana, one of treehugger's favourite ecological shoe makers. Minimalist in design, they are a combination of those indian sandals that used to

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    This Flooring Isn't Boring

    July 24, 8:51 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Architecture

    Until you are renovating, floors are not something that one naturally thinks about. But should you start, you will discover that finding eco-friendly and good looking flooring has become a lot easier in the last while. Stonemats from the west coast of

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    New Museum Head Says Lower Population Would Cut CO2 at Fraction of Renewable Energy Cost

    July 23, 10:43 AM by Kenny Luna in Green Food

    The new head of the Science Museum in England has an uncompromising view about how global warming should be dealt with And that includes getting rid of a few billion people. Chris Rapley is certainly not afraid of offending anyone in his quest to cut

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    Second Time Around

    July 23, 7:48 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    This is a beautiful show at The Gallery at Adventure Ecology, the gallery committed to building awareness about climate change. It is a story about re-examining and looking again at the way we use familiar things. Taking every day materials like

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    Seed Sense: I See Vanished Vegetables

    July 20, 11:16 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Natural Sciences

    It'd be easier for Judy Steele to grow cannabis in her garden in Warwickshire, England, than it'd be to plant Carruther's Purple Podded peas, Auntie Madge's tomato, or Mr. Stiff's bunching onion. In fact, it's illegal to buy

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    More Indoor Gardening

    July 18, 8:50 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    To bring out your inner scientist, along with the gardening urge: your own personal hydroponic garden. This one is designed by two Swedes who lament our lack of connection to nature, due to the fact that people are moving to big cities and parks are

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    The Big Ask

    July 17, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    This is the month for celebrities to show their stuff in support of climate change. Many are advocating political action to pressure governments to act. First we had Live Earth and now it's the Big Ask, an on-line petition. Started by Friends of the

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    Sarah Hood's "Organic" Jewellery

    July 16, 8:36 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    Sarah Hood makes use of real flowers, petals, magnolia leaves, eucalyptus and acorns and turns them into exquisite necklaces, bracelets and rings. The one pictured is made of sterling silver and chinese lantern pods, the most delicate of plants.

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    More Top Ethical Heroes

    July 13, 7:28 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    What is it about the British and lists? Every day there seems to be a new one; best songs, best beaches, green lists and now the top 100 ethical heroes. The newconsumer magazine has taken a slight different slant and widened the net dramatically (

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    Sing for the Environment

    July 12, 8:22 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Having re-hashed the play list for Live Earth, it is clear that there are many songs about the environment that could have/should have been sung. David Gray pronounced that "Que sera, sera, what ever will be, will be, the future's not ours to see, que

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    Barclaycard--Breathe More Easily

    July 11, 8:14 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Barclays, the third biggest bank in the UK, has just launched their own green affinity card, Barclaycard Breathe. The bank will donate 50% of the profits to projects that tackle climate change. These include a grant programme for installing solar


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