Tag: England - Page 16

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 (

  • 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

  • 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

  • Handbag Hysteria Hits Hong Kong

    July 10, 11:38 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    The Anya Hindmarch "I am not a plastic bag" handbag was a source of great debate and controversy in England. It was originally sold, with all the best intentions, as an ethical designer carrier bag, designed by a hugely popular, and expensive

  • No More Plastic Bags at Ikea

    July 10, 8:40 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    Ikea, the home of Swedish design, and decorator of choice for every new apartment dweller, has gotten even better. First they charged for plastic bags and reduced the price of the big blue bag, in an effort to encourage shoppers to cut down on plastic

  • Live Earth Live: London

    July 8, 8:02 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Live Earth: so how was it for you? Long (10 hours) and hard (on the bum). By now everyone has their own view on the music; McCartney and Timberlake were the great no-shows, those Pussycat Dolls sure don't conserve their energy, and why were those

  • Hampton Court Flower Show: Wet and Green

    July 6, 8:13 AM by Bonnie Alter in Natural Sciences

    The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is being held in the rain this year and visitors are being warned to wear their wellies because the mud is muddy. The green, as in environmental, theme is prevalent in a surprising number of the display gardens with

  • Backlash Against Waitrose

    July 5, 7:23 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Oh no, not Waitrose! We love to bash Tesco, England's No. 1, but most hated supermarket. Now the knives are out for Waitrose, the upmarket, fashionable and oh so nice store, recently rated Britain's second favourite shop. It seems that in their

  • How Green Will Live Earth Be?

    July 4, 8:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    The excitement is building in anticipation of this weekend's Live Earth concerts. Now there will be shows in Hamburg as well as Sydney, Tokyo, Rio, London, New York, Shanghai and Jo'burg. The star-studded list of celebs is growing, with lots of local

  • Dreamy Deckchairs

    July 3, 8:36 AM by Bonnie Alter in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Summer time, and the living is easy. Here's an arty and eco-friendly chair to add a cool and sophisticated touch to the patio... The canvas seating has been designed by famous celebrities, of course. The most famous is Damien Hirst of the diamond

  • Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions on a Biodiesel Delivery Truck

    July 2, 4:32 PM by Sean Fisher in Cars

    McDonald's, in an ongoing push to change their environmental image (see previous posts and TreeHugger TV episodes), is beginning to use its cooking oil for biodiesel in the UK. Their fleet of diesel delivery trucks will go from a 95/5 mixture of

  • Grow Your Own....Salad

    July 2, 8:41 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    Here's another choice for gardeners without gardens: living salad. Fresh salad greens taste so, well, fresh and tasty and are full of vitamins. These little trays contain baby salad leaves that will grow on the windowsill. You can cut them off for

  • Edible Estates

    June 29, 8:35 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    When does a garden become art? When it's part of the Tate Modern's new exhibition, Global Cities, which examines the impact of urban growth on the environment. They have commissioned an artist, Fritz Haeg, to turn a lawn into an edible garden. He

  • Bus Shelters With a Green Message

    June 28, 8:41 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    When does a bus shelter become art? When it is part of the Tate Modern's new exhibition Global Cities. This is street furniture with a serious message--too bad it's just part of an art show, rather than out on the streets. For his commission, the

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