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Special offer from The Beach Shack Project

Posted on 27 January 2010

The Beach Shack Project specialises in handmade unique pieces of jewellery made from flotsam and Jetsam. Sea glass, old Victorian pottery shards, driftwood, nylon, monofilament, plastic, shells and stones all make up the unusual components used in each design. Although the beach is a great place to source new objects and inspiration, the items gathered [...]

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Mountain Rose Herbs Tells Employees to Take a Bike

Posted on 21 January 2010

Known for an uncompromising commitment to organic agriculture and sustainable business practices, Mountain Rose herbs is raising their eco-efforts to new heights by launching a new program aimed at helping employees reduce their carbon footprint. The new program focuses on preventing pollution caused by commuter traffic by offering cash incentives to employees who carpool and [...]

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Easy Ways to Make Your Home Green

Posted on 19 January 2010

Recycle, recycle, recycle -  It is as easy as taking the aluminum can and dropping it in the recycle bin.  Along with plastic bottles, newspapers, and glass bottles this is a simple and effective method. Use Paint that does not contain VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are toxic chemicals found in furniture, tables, wallpaper, [...]

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Wakefield: Carbon-friendly wine

Posted on 15 January 2010

With all the recent talk of food miles, you might think that antipodean wines were off the menu, but Aussie winery Wakefield has been working to develop a range of wines which can be enjoyed guilt-free. All of the wines from the Eighty Acres range have been declared 100% carbon neutral (based on a life [...]

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Leblas – Where Luxury Jewellery finds its Ethical Side

Posted on 13 January 2010

Leblas Fine Jewellery is an ethical jewellery boutique founded by Clare Winfield and award winning jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan. The core concept behind the brand lies in the belief that a business can be culturally and socially responsible, and that ethical jewellery can be contemporary and chic. Winner of Coutts New Jeweller Award 2009, Leblas [...]

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Energy without costing the earth – building sustainable rural communities

Posted on 07 January 2010

Much of the wild land in Scotland is under threat from large scale developments to meet our future energy needs. In contrast to this approach to the future, we have a vision of a more sustainable future where communities in remote areas meet their energy needs without ‘costing the earth’. I work for the John [...]

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Using plants as Medicines

Posted on 19 December 2009

There are many reasons to use plants as medicines.  For example, despite many drugs having their origins in plant life, pharmaceutical giants are huge polluters, not just from the processes of the factories, but the secondary pollution caused by the patients themselves when medications pass through their body into the ecosystem.  Sewerage treatment works clean [...]

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Asbestos: An Environmental Hazard

Posted on 16 December 2009

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has many useful properties when incorporated into building materials. With a high resistance to heat and fire, it makes an excellent insulator. It’s also lightweight, durable and flexible, and can even be woven into cloth or spun into yarn. For these reasons, asbestos has been widely used in [...]

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Lake District Hotels Supporting the Environment

Posted on 14 December 2009

There are many ways in which hotels in the Lake District and their guests can improve their carbon footprint. Many businesses are looking at ways in which to be more environmentally aware green. One such way is by applying for the ISO14001 accreditation. The ISO14001 proves a company’s environmental credentials which enhances a corporate image. [...]

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High Heeled and Enlightened Environmentalism

Posted on 12 December 2009

Writing my new book, ‘The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment’ saw me undertake several remarkable spiritual adventures. All of these were performed in the pursuit of a higher wisdom and deeper spiritual enlightenment. Each experience aided my understanding, and in turn added amusement for my very modern readers. A side effect of my newfound spiritual [...]

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