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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 →

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

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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

Water labels on food: issues and recommendations

Posted in Home by Pridham on August 25, 2009
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Water labels on food: issues and recommendations

Across the globe, water scarcity is shaping up to be one of the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of coming decades. A new report examines what we should do about it.

We need water – lots of it – to grow food. We use 140 litres of water to make a cup of coffee, and 8,000 litres to produce 500g of beef.

Our use of water to produce food becomes a critical issue when water is taken out of an ecosystem faster than the system can be replenished by natural processes. This over-exploitation can lead to a range of environmental problems, including decreased river flows, shrinking lakes and polluted groundwater.

via Water labels on food: issues and recommendations.

Mean green manure – Times Online

Posted in Home by Pridham on August 22, 2009

I have recently sown some green manure on my allotment to cover the bare patches of soil that I recently harvested. If left bare they would create the perfect residence for nuisance weeds.

via Mean green manure – Times Online.

UK Govt Sustainable Development – Key Priority Areas – Sustainable communities – global to local

Posted in Home by Pridham on August 21, 2009

What makes a community sustainable?Sustainable communities should be: Active, inclusive and safe – Fair, tolerant and cohesive with a strong local culture and other shared community activities. Well run – with effective and inclusive participation, representation and leadership. Environmentally sensitive – providing places for people to live that are considerate of the environment. Well designed and built – featuring a quality built and natural environment. Well connected – with good transport services and communication linking people to jobs, schools, health and other services. Thriving – with a flourishing and diverse local economy. Well served – with public, private, community and voluntary services that are appropriate to people’s needs and accessible to all. Fair for everyone – including those in other communities, now and in the future

Green Living – Home – Ecover’s new eco surfactant: is this the future of cleaning? – The Ecologist

Posted in Home by Pridham on August 8, 2009

Ecover has developed the world’s first ‘eco surfactant’ – the beating heart of a cleaning product – that it claims is ‘more ecological and powerful’ than their old formulations…

via Green Living – Home – Ecover’s new eco surfactant: is this the future of cleaning? – The Ecologist.