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Wednesday, 20th April 2016
Virtually everyone who uses the internet has used Google. It is the easiest way to search for what you want/need on the internet. But what if you could search online with the added benefit of regenerating landscapes and creating food and income for communities? Well you can. Ecosia, an alternative to Google, uses its search ad revenue to plant... more
 
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Thursday, 5th November 2015
Creating your own natural skin care products can be expensive. A lot of the DIY books give lists of ingredients that you either don't have or cost a lot to buy. So here are a few recipes that are easy to make and won't break the bank. FACE For a simple face wash2 tbsp fine sugar + 1 tbsp olive oilStir together, apply to face, and wipe off with... more
 
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Wednesday, 7th October 2015
The world's first subterranean farm has opened in London, using hydroponics to grow micro-greens. With agricultural land becoming ever more degraded,1 hydroponics is one solution that many people are looking towards. For those that don't know, hydroponics is a method of growing without soil, instead growing in water, with nutrient solutions.... more
 
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Monday, 27th July 2015
“The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening.” The perfect explanation for Carol Deppe’s latest guide to vegetable growing. Carol Deppe is a genius. After starting a career as a scientist, Carol fell in love with gardening through the urge to grow her own food. She began with three... more
 
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Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
The Le Marche region in central Italy is deeply connected to its land and locality, with small-scale organic and biodynamic vineyards, agrotourisms, passionate communities and a focus on local and sustainable food. The region sits between the Adriatic Sea and the Appenine mountains that extend along the length of peninsular Italy. I was recently... more
 
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Thursday, 14th May 2015
The world is slowly waking up to the unsustainable nature of the Fashion Industry. With the collapse of an eight storey building killing over 1,100 clothing factory workers and injuring another 2,500 in Savar, Bangladesh and several other factories catching on fire killing and injuring hundreds, action needs to be taken. The clothing industry... more
 
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Thursday, 7th May 2015
In 2004 Irene 'Smokie' McGee lost her husband. She couldn't afford to live in the house they shared in Los Angeles, ending up living on the streets. Elvis Summers, a Californian resident took it upon himself to help Irene, when he realised that not only had she been homeless for a decade, but she didn't even have blankets or cardboard to sleep on... more
 
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Thursday, 23rd April 2015
I have been interested in underground greenhouses for the last couple of years. Ever since I saw a photo of a walipini, I knew that one day I would have to have one. Although I live in the southeast of England, where it is reasonably mild, to be able to grow food all year round in one of these would be ideal. The Greenhouse of the Future:... more
 
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Friday, 27th March 2015
A natural swimming pool, due to open in May, will feature in the redevelopment of King's Cross London. The art installation come public swimming pool is described as the UK's first built public batural swimming pool. For those who don't know, natural swimming pools do not need chemicals adding to clean them. They clean themselves through a... more
 
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Wednesday, 18th March 2015
We all need a good night’s sleep, it helps give us a healthy mind and body. But for many of us, due to various reasons, this isn’t always possible. But scientists in Australia are asking, could it be down to your bedding? Featured in The Telegraph, researchers at the University of Sydney have found that sleeping on wool gives a 25% better sleep.... more
 
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Friday, 20th February 2015
Rocket mass heaters are an innovative cross between a rocket stove and a masonry heater. Using a tenth less fuel that a conventional woodburner, a rocket mass heater converts the burn of hot gases that rise from the fire into heat, as well as the heat from released steam and carbon dioxide. The rocket mass heater is an efficient and clean method... more
 
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Thursday, 5th February 2015
Various projects and researchers across the world use mycelium to clean habitats. Whether it is waterways, soil or even radioactive comtaminated areas, the powerful use of mycelium to sequester contaminants, is another amazing feat from nature. Paul Stamets, an American mycologist has been working for years with mycoremediation, using mycelium to... more
 
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Wednesday, 31st December 2014
Working towards a sustainable, ethical and ecological lifestyle is important to the health of our planet and ourselves. We question where our food comes from, how has it been grown, or where our electricity and energy comes from. Are they renewable? Ethical? Sustainable? But what about our clothing? The clothing industry hasn't reached the same... more
 
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Tuesday, 9th September 2014
Clothing is a huge part of our daily lives. The vast majority of us wear clothes everyday. It keeps us warm in the cold winter months, dry in the rain and cool on warm days. For many it is not just a necessity, it is a statement of personality. Clothing is also, in majority, an unsustainable and unecological industry. The harvesting of materials... more
 
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Saturday, 16th August 2014
I have passed the signs for West Dean Chilli Fiesta my entire life but I have never ventured in. As a child I hated hot and spicey food and my Dad's chilli con carne was regularly too much for me to handle. But now, as I have begun to grow up, I adore these flavours in my meals, and myself and my partner have even begun growing our own chilli... more
 

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