Imagine there’s no hunger, the green end to it all.

Posted on 29 January 2010

In March 2010, global scientists and engineers will convene in California, to talk about trials of radical ideas, such as putting mirrors in space to divert the sun’s rays to fertilising the ocean with iron to kick start carbon sucking ecosystems. They will do this because despite what some people still think, the planet is [...]

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Do developing countries have too many children?

Posted on 07 January 2010

“People in Africa have too many children” an argument I frequently hear when talking about population.  Despite my strong disagreement with this statement, many people bring it up in one form or another when talking about climate change and population issues. The fact of the matter is, they do not have too many children when [...]

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Recycling – reward or penalise?

Posted on 04 December 2009

We would dearly love more people to heed the environmental message and through a mixture of altruism and education, recycle their waste but we reluctantly accept that there are many people who simply aren’t interested. For example, our own neighbourhood consists of households who recycle nearly everything, bottles, paper, plastic, compost, etc.. in different bins [...]

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‘Less packaging’, good as it sounds?

Posted on 18 November 2009

Since my earlier article about Marks and Spencer’s ‘eco hypocrisy’, and an initial rather constructive email debate with them about their ‘green credentials’, all communication has now dried up. M&S no longer return my emails. I guess their patience with this one particular activist wore thin. Did I stump them with my questions? Who knows, [...]

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Phone books – paper dinosaurs

Posted on 13 November 2009

There can be little doubt that the Internet has revolutionalised the way we search for information with over a billion people now going on-line globally. Research by global software giant Microsoft has revealed that if current growth trends continue over the next couple of years, then the Internet will become the most consumed form of [...]

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EF Cars – Tread lightly when you travel our planet

Posted on 16 October 2009

Every now and again you find a company that makes you want it to be successful. EF Cars – a taxi company near Southampton, UK, is one such company. To call it a taxi company however would do it injustice, as this is the first taxi company I’ve found that is dedicated to achieving carbon neutrality.

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Stop worrying about a buck (and other useful resolutions for 2010)

Posted on 08 January 2010

Stuck on what to do for resolutions in 2010? Be different. Here are some not-so-familiar pledges you can make: 1. I will not be as obsessed about what I can get for a buck Don’t try to tell a fib. You probably have gone in a dollar store. Most of us do, and, yes, there [...]

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Trash to Gas

Posted on 05 November 2009

With gas prices continually in flux, interest in domestically produced bio-fuels like ethanol (E85) is on the rise. These flex fuels have been gaining popularity not only for their lower cost, but also their lessened impact on the environment. Helping to lessen the impact on the environment even more, Coskata Inc., a leading developer of [...]

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Make an Environmental Difference: Student Grants now available

Posted on 25 September 2009

Have you ever had an environmental project, or idea, but didn’t have the finances to get started?  Planet Connect is here to help, giving high school students grants and green knowledge, so that they can positively impact their environment and local community. It’s well documented that the youth of today are more environmentally knowledgeable and [...]

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Sink or swim? Oxfam goes aquatic for climate change

Posted on 03 September 2009

I get to do some strange things working for Oxfam. Last week I watched as an average family; mum, dad and son sat around with their dinners on their laps staring at the TV. Glasses of coke and wine sat on the table with the bowl of fruit. Then the bananas decided to float off [...]

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Climate change – the challenge

Posted on 27 August 2009

In December this year, global leaders will meet in Copenhagen to agree the way forward on one of the biggest challenges facing our generation – climate change. While this meeting is a crucial step in the global fight against climate change, it is certainly not the only step which needs to be taken. In addition [...]

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