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Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 11th August 2011
The six-page feature in Green World Issue 73 sets out to highlight permaculture's world view, while illustrating what we can do in our own spaces and communities. Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine, introduces the ethics behind permaculture design and explains why it is more than a gardening technique. Maddy's recent interviews with... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 8th August 2011
A new report by Mintel shows that the British public are taking a significant step away from costly tumble dryers, washer dryers and washing machines and embracing the old fashioned washing line and peg. Sales of tumble dryers have slumped 30% in the past five years and from 1.3 million in 2006 to 900,000 last year, a fall of more than 30 per cent... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Friday, 5th August 2011
The controversial Sellafield nuclear fuel plant has closed, just 10 years since it was commissioned in the 1990s. The plant opened in 2001 and in that time it has made just 15 tons of fuel at a cost to the tax payer of £1.4bn. That is a staggering figure. If ever there was a time to evaluate the environmental and economic cost of nuclear it is now... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 3rd August 2011
This year the Pleasance Theatre, the biggest venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will accurately measure its environmental footprint and set out a strategy to reduce that impact with help from environmental certification company Planet Positive. The venue will also create a set of guidelines for visiting companies on how they might reduce... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Tuesday, 2nd August 2011
Over the weekend, a piece in The Guardian by Rupert Jones looked at the virtues of not-for-profit co-operative living. A diverse group of eight people in Walthamstow east London have set up The Drive Housing Co-op. They have moved into a former children's care home and importantly obtained planning permission for their change of use of the... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 28th July 2011
Today's New York Times, Thursday 28th July 2011, has a major permaculture feature written by Michael Tortorello. The piece has an overview of the history of permaculture, the ethics and principles and then explores some of the main ways in which permaculture is gravitating from an underground movement into the consciousness of communities and... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 28th July 2011
Green energy company Ecotricity will have installed free power points at 12 Welcome Break service stations around the UK by September 2011. A further will 17 follow later in the year. It means the UK is the first country to offer such a service, and it should lead to the further investment and technological developments for electric vehicles.... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Wednesday, 27th July 2011
There are of course many natural ways to keep fit besides aiming to be a London 2012 Olympic athlete – as permaculturists we may already see our own gardening as a very natural way to be healthy. But, what if you want to do a bit more, if you want to give a bit more? Well, in the current issue of Permaculture we perhaps present that next level.... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Tuesday, 26th July 2011
A survey of over 34,000 people by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that people in the UK believe their well-being should be measured in terms of health, family and friends and job satisfaction. On the face of it this may not seem like rocket science, but the fact that we are seeing individuals evaluating their happiness beyond... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 25th July 2011
This morning Adrian Barlow, the chief executive of the Trade Association for English Apples and Pears, was on BBC's Radio 4 Today programme. He was enthusiastically speaking about how peoples reconnection with local produce is leading to a renaissance of the english apple industry. Apple growers are selling increasing numbers into our supermarkets... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 21st July 2011
Today's edition of the show featured a whole series of reports that to most people could be considered an average day. But, perhaps to permaculturists the connections are now becoming more evident? The big stories of the day were economics and the Eurozone debt crisis and the escalating famine crisis in North East Africa. We have featured both... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Thursday, 9th June 2011
As ever this internationally celebrated festival, now in its 29th year in the UK, seeks to reinvent the term 'diverse' by presenting artists and musicians from every corner of the globe. Some you may have heard of, most you won't. But that's the beauty of WOMAD – you never know what you'll discover and experience. Every age of the family is... more
 
Tony Rollinson |
Monday, 3rd August 2009
Through The Eye Of A Needle is a whimsical, illuminating, enchanting, and funny testament to one man's attempt to survive economic meltdown, tackle climate change, and enter the kingdom of heaven – by making his own clothes. Journalist John-Paul Flintoff takes us on his spiritual and cultural journey away from designer clothes and corporate life.... more
 

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