Food waste, Christmas, Turkey, Recycle, Environment

Festive food waste – that’s the real turkey!

Gobbling our way through 10 million turkeys, 25 million Christmas puddings and over 35 million bottles of wine – Christmas in the UK has all the trimmings. More money is spent on food at Christmas than at any other time of the year, with an average festive food bill of £169. Yet up to 35% […]

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Climate change, global warming

Climate Change Facts

Quick guide to facts about climate change… Fact 1 – Climate change is real… Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and […]

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E-waste, toxic, electronics, environment, recycling, electronic waste

Dying for the latest gadget?

Xbox One, PS4, iPad, Kindle and the latest smart phones are the “must have” presents of 2013. But what about the ghosts of Christmas past – the once in demand but now unloved generation of gaming consoles, laptops and cell phones of yester year? Many of these, not so long ago, gleaming gadgets that brought […]

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Green energy, renewables, weird ways of making electricity

Urine, sprouts power shock

As the World comes to terms with the reality of climate change, new sources of renewable energy are sprouting up everywhere.  Literally! Powered by the humble sprout, green energy is being used to light up a Christmas tree.  The 1,000 sprout battery, created with the aid of London school children, emits 63 volts – enough […]

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Arctic 30, Greenpeace, Phil Ball

Arctic 30 “free” but not forgotten

The World breathed a collective sigh of relief this week, as the Russian authorities granted bail to 29 of the Arctic 30. Why Australian Colin Russell is languishing in a St. Petersburg prison after being refused bail, is though a mystery. Greenpeace deserves immense credit for all their campaigning and for the support they have […]

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Solar lights, global warmi

Solar Aid shines bright

Lighting up Africa, Solar Aid is bringing a whole new ray of hope to millions. On a mission to banish deadly and dirty kerosene lamps from the continent by 2020, Solar Aid has made great strides in its near seven-year history. On track to sell a million solar lights by March 2014, over three million […]

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Black carbon, climate change

The black carbon climate culprit

Responsible for up to 4 million deaths a year and untold damage to our climate, the World Bank has firmly put black carbon (more commonly known as soot or particulate matter) on its most wanted list. In its report “On Thin Ice” the crimes against (or should that be by) humanity, of this most dirtiest of […]

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Fracking Plant

The fallacy of fracking…

Public Health England are rather missing the point. According to their report, on fracking “the currently available evidence indicates that the potential risks to public health in the vicinity of shale gas extraction sites are low if shale gas extraction is properly run and regulated.” The report focuses too narrowly on the actual fracking and […]

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Solar panels

Soaring solar…

The power of the sun holds no bounds. Okay it maybe 92 million miles away, but our very own fusion reactor in the sky is providing an ever-increasing supply of clean energy. In the UK alone, a country not known for it’s blue sunny skies, there are now close to 500,000 solar installations.  Amazingly this […]

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Energy vampire

Beware the vampire within…

Halloween happens once every year, or does it? The reality is that in your home, every single day of the year, there is vampire playing a costly trick on you. Okay it may not have fangs and suck your blood – but it is sucking something from you.  Energy. In your home you will have […]

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