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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 1st December 2004

Nine years ago Simon Roberts read about electric vehicles (EVs) in Switzerland and decided he wanted to drive a zero emissions car in London and reduce his environmental impact.

After negotiating miles of red tape, a reserved parking bay painted right outside his house and the development of an innovative kerbside charger, this became a genuinely precedent setting urban project...

 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 1st August 2003

The state of our front garden had become legendary in our neighbourhood. Our house eco-renovation had at last been completed, solar hot water was flowing in abundance during summer months, and the back garden was planted up with wildflower meadow, top and soft fruit and some veggies. We were fairly sorted. But years of work had turned our front garden into a junk yard.

 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 1st May 2003

Walking near the neighbour's house, a rabbit, startled, bounds off into the pasture. I notice how the young broadleaf trees Ben planted about ten years ago are doing, many over ten feet tall. Then up the slope and into the chestnut wood, dark and still on one side, and light and open with freshly sprouting coppice stools on the other. 

 
Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 1st October 1996

By a beautiful meander of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders is Tweed Horizons, Centre For Sustainable Technology funded by Scottish Borders Enterprise and the Millennium Commission. The Centre, a converted monastery, is the first of its kind in Britain and was established in 1993 to support a variety of projects in the areas of environmental design, green products, sustainable agriculture and ecological architecture.

 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 1st January 1996

John started his journey by contacting a number of aid organisations but found that none used sustainable practises. "The Africans need practical teaching to improve their food production, not just money thrown at them by big organisations," he says. This viewpoint led him first to Katale Agricultural College in western Kenya where he got involved with Farmers Groups and with individual farmers. He started working in the community and found that orphanages had major problems providing enough food for the children.

 

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