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Michele Obama’s White House Garden Toxic Because Bush or Clinton Sprayed it with Sewage Sludge

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on January 18, 2010

Michele Obama’s White House Garden Toxic Because Bush or Clinton Sprayed it with Sewage Sludge

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The Big Green Idea – dedicated to showing people how sustainable living can be easy, healthy and inexpensive

Posted in Home by Pridham on January 10, 2010
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BGI ‘Everyday Green’ Workshop

We are pleased to announce the first event for 2010. An ‘Everyday Green’ workshop will take place at ‘The Fold’, Bransford, near Worcester on Sunday 14th March 2010. Places are disappearing fast so if you are interested please contact us soon by following the link. The workshop is packed with information, advice and fun – and would make a lovely ‘Mother’s Day’ gift! More →

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Posted in sustainability acctg by Pridham on January 6, 2010

It’s not easy being green – this silicon.com special report will look at how organisations can pursue a green agenda without reducing their own competitive advantage. While it is easy to be green when times are good, this special report will explore how organisations can remain true to their green policies while doing their best to thrive in a tough economic environment.

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Obama to press G20 leaders to cut fossil fuel subsidies and encourage renewable investment | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

An oil rig in Los Padres National Forest, California

An oil rig in Los Padres National Forest, California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

Barack Obama will press leaders at the G20 summit tomorrow to end the billions of dollars of subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels around the world and help drive climate change.

Obama, who will host the summit in Pittsburgh, will propose a gradual elimination of the tax breaks, cheap loans and other measures extended to oil, gas, coal and electricity producers. The White House said elimination of the subsidies would be a “significant downpayment” to ending global warming.

via Obama to press G20 leaders to cut fossil fuel subsidies and encourage renewable investment | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

GM to sell cheap electric cars in India

from Environment news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk by Randeep Ramesh

US firm announces joint venture with Reva, the firm behind the G-Wiz, but experts say demand will be low because Indian electricity supplies remain unreliable

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Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

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The Big Green Bus at Earth Fest Day – The Fold, Bransford – 4th Oct 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

The FoldFold Earth Fest

Sunday October 4th 10am – 4pm

FREE entrance and parking

Come and celebrate the resurgence of our rich heritage in farming, growing, designing and making. Some of the best products and produce this area has to offer together with advice and inspiration to help live a more sustainable life

FREE Children’s workshops all day – From batik flag making to drumming

Bar with local ales, ciders and wines, over 30 musicians providing free entertainment, great local food.

Brigit Strawbridge and The Big Green Bus will be here advising on all things sustainable.

* Organic vegetables and meats, breads, preserves, antipasta, sweets, honey…

* Ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, woodwork, pottery, sculptures…

* Composting, bokashi, wormeries, local cut flowers, renewable energy…

* Complementary therapies, beauty products, nail and hand products…

* And lots, lots more…

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The Big Green Idea Newsletter

Posted in Home by Pridham on September 24, 2009

The Big Green Idea Newsletter.

October news:-green weddings, Abel & Cole book review (not me this month), dyeing your hair, the eco way!.& more

Bottled water swells parliament’s carbon footprint | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on August 29, 2009

Bottled water swells parliament’s carbon footprint

A report commissioned by Commons authorities into the Houses of Parliament’s use of bottled water found that it uses over 21,000 bottles of water each year, resulting in a carbon footprint of 12 tonnes. From BusinessGreen.com, part of the Guardian Environment Network

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Paul Romer on Charter Cities… can you spot the flaws? » Transition Culture

Posted in Climate Change by Pridham on August 29, 2009

Paul Romer on Charter Cities… can you spot the flaws?

Am home for a couple of days, and spotted that some of the TED talks have started going up. Here, as a sort of Transition Culture Summer Homework, is Paul Romer’s talk on ‘Charter Cities’ which I was so critical about in my write up. It offers a fascinating taste of unbridled human hubris, of an economist with no sense of economic or resource constraints, no sense of living within our means or of peak anything, no sense that perhaps unbridled neo-liberal free trade economics have been anything other than to the dazzling wellbeing of everyone. Have a look. Be fascinated to hear your thoughts on it. My two highlights are his raising the question as to why no-one else has thought of building cities in deserts, and the bit near the end where he says …“there is no roadblock, there is no impediment, other than a failure of imagination that will keep us from delivering on a truly global win win solution”. See what you think.

via Paul Romer on Charter Cities… can you spot the flaws? » Transition Culture.

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