Category Archives: General

Pimp my Eco-pad

Not only is Marcus Brigstocke a very funny and talented comedian, he’s also a climate comedian.  No laughs at the expense of the environmentalist but in support of them. It must be very hard to write material that will make … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Films Movies TV, General, Green TV, Housing, Media, Music, Recycling, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, UK, Water | 2 Comments

Regrowing the Rainforests?

Willie Smits has found a way of regrowing rainforests that have been cleared. He tells us about it in the excellent, informative and inspiring video above.  The audience begins to applaud when he announces that he has over 1000 rescued … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Development, Education, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Green Reflections

Looking back over 2008 in terms of climate change, there hasn’t been enough news to give us hope but to take a brief (very brief) look back at some of the green news that comes to mind, here are a … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Extreme weather, General, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, People, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Science, Transport | 3 Comments

No More Ivory on EBay!

From January 2009, and not a minute too soon, eBay will begin to enforce a global ban of ivory sales from its market website. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), more than 4000 ivory products have been … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Campaigns, General, India, Nature & Conservation | 7 Comments

Urging for Greener Cars

Picture: Andreas Rentz / Getty There are three huge benefits to making cars more fuel efficient.  It will serve to to make us less dependent on oil, it will cut fuel costs which is a big plus for car owners and … Continue reading

Posted in Buying Green, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, General, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, Technology, Transport | 2 Comments

Oxfam Publication:Pastoralism & Climate Change

Photograph: Safariskenya.com It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone but Oxfam has said that the African Maasai tribe can help fight climate change by spreading their survival and adaptability skills across Africa. Oxfam has issued a report … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Climate change, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Education, Forests, General, Nature & Conservation, People, Politics & Policy initiatives, Rural communities, Sustainablity | 11 Comments

Contract Electric Car

Photograph: EPA via the Independent It seems that Gordon Brown is coming over all credible with his green attitude.  He is “embracing the electric car revolution” and plans to encourage the car industry to mass-produce electrically powered cars, right here in … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Buying Green, Climate change, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Politics & Policy initiatives, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, Transport, UK | 11 Comments

Renewable Energy: the power of the human body

The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of the Scythe Originally posted on You Tube by Kaivido Quaintly out-dated?  A bit antiquated?  Well, we might think we can look back fondly on those days of heavy labour and hard graft from the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Education, Energy, Food & Agriculture, General, Nature & Conservation, Oil, People, Permaculture, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box | 28 Comments

Sunday Times Top 50 Best Green Companies

“The Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards is a project designed to encourage, acknowledge and publicise businesses and other organisations, which are striving to improve their environmental performance. The 50 companies listed in this report are all pioneers – enterprising, … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Buying Green, Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Economics, Education, Energy, General, Information portal, Media, Nature & Conservation, Politics & Policy initiatives, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box, UK | 4 Comments

The Dam Builders versus the Warriors

Picture: AP Amazon Indians have been squaring up to the mighty corporations and the state in a bid to prevent the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams that are planned for the Xingu River.  The officials are claiming that the construction … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Brazil, Business, Campaigns, Climate change, Community Initiatives, Community Projects, Food & Agriculture, Forests, General, Media, Nature & Conservation, People, Planning, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Sustainablity, Uncategorized, Water, Wildlife | 1 Comment