Browsing All posts tagged under »Green«

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 […]

The River Cottage Cookbook

November 30, 2009

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Tremendous stuff.  Really.  This is right up there with one of those weekends when you turn on the TV at 9am only to find it’s wall to wall Whittingstall as far as the eye can see. Don’t expect too many recipes here, they really do take back seat to pages of prep and animal husbandry. […]

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 […]

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.

Breaking out the bicycles

August 14, 2009

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I found out last night that my brother has signed me up to take part in the London Skyride on September 20th – which is something I am more than keen to get involved in.  He bought a new bike recently and has since been making his 19 mile round trip to work about 4 […]

“Radical rethink needed on food”

August 10, 2009

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I wonder how radical, radical really is?  Saying no to fish?  Investing in Vertical Farms?  An explosion of closed loop recycling?  Expansion of allotment land?  Let’s see, shall we? BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | ‘Radical rethink’ needed on food.