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Appearances can be deceiving

April 7, 2010

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There are some things you do when running a half marathon to make it look like you’ve done this before.  You buy the right kit (we’ve all heard the “all the gear, no idea” mantra), you put on your serious running face, some people even affect a running style (but not necessarily speed) that makes […]

Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller

March 28, 2010

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You would expect Jeff Rubin’s “Why Your World is About to get a Whole Lot Smaller” to go into a great deal of depth on the issue of peak oil but his exploration of peak corn, food and natural gas are well written and interesting escapades.  His writing style makes a whole heap of stats […]

Does it have to be rocket science?

November 30, 2009

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Working in an industry where innovation is all too often applauded for its own sake, it makes me wonder to what extent we are all drawn to the shiny and new, even when the old and reliable is still, well, reliable? Some recent thinking on Cloud Whitening may be about to confirm my thoughts.  It […]

Is being green a new religion?

November 9, 2009

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There are the obvious stereotypical parallels: a penchant for sandals, a preponderance of beards and a professed love of world peace, but recent events at an employment tribunal go some way to suggesting a green lifestyle might more properly be thought of as tantamount to religious, or certainly, philosophical in their nature. In the case in […]

A virtuous cycle

October 30, 2009

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The key to encouraging more people to take up cycling to work lies in getting employers to ensure that bike parking, changing and showering facilities match up to the Government’s cycle-to-work scheme, according to the Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis. In his launch of a new and improved scheme, Lord Adonis wants large employers to improve on the […]

Government to provide green work placements

October 28, 2009

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The US is going large on wind power and it’s not just hot air. I was interested in an article yesterday in Green Futures showing that the USA has now overtaken Germany as the largest producer of wind energy and is forging ahead with innovation in wind and solar, with Texas at the van. The conditions […]

The Ancient Mariner may have been mistaken…

August 28, 2009

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Water, water everywhere Even on the Mayor’s agenda – which is good to see. No doubt, over the coming years, this will become much more front and centre and putting it in front of people now is a good start.   There are real cost-savings for Londoners if they do embrace a new approach to water […]

Climate Camp – location revealed

August 26, 2009

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One of the great things about this morning’s (so far peaceful) cat and mouse start to Climate Camp has been the way the media and police were kept guessing as to the eventual location. Yes, I know it annoyed Jack Straw and others and, in the greater sense of doing good by everybody, the organisers should really have […]

Novel gym membership idea from Waitrose in disguise?

August 26, 2009

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Can’t help but wonder if tricks are being missed all over the developed world.  People are spending large amounts of  pounds (£££) to divest themselves of large amounts of pounds (lbs), largely because they’ve spent too many of the former on eating too many of the latter in the first place. The easy answer is not […]

Love food, hate waste campaign

August 19, 2009

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  Always up for a campaign with downloadable tools – especially ones that go whizz.  Let’s hope the campaign can be as interactive as the button.