Category Archives: Buying Green

Paradox of green.

Article: New York Times Rare earth elements such as dysprosium are increasingly relied upon in the production of so-called ‘green’ components and products.  Much of the supply of these rare earth elements comes from China. The image above of dysprosium … Continue reading

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Low Carbon Buildings Programme: funding

Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Phase 2 Key information Funding area: UK wide Status: Open for applications Next Application Deadline: 30/06/2009 Full scheme details Start date: 10/03/2008 Outline: Charities and community organisations are being encouraged to apply for grants through the … Continue reading

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The Greenwich ecohouse

Greenwich Council has refurbished a two-bedroom house in Plumstead to showcase some of the most up-to-date methods of saving energy. The Council deliberately selected an existing 80-year-old home, rather than a new-build property, to show that bringing an existing home up … Continue reading

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Good One!

Goodone is, in their own words, an award-winning, sustainable fashion design company with an edge. They design and produce innovative, quality, one-off clothing made from hand-picked, locally-sourced, recycled fabrics. And another principled feature of this company is that one of … Continue reading

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Greenspun … wear your recycled plastic bottles.

A product ended up in our household recently with a little tag on it called ‘greenspun’. A company called Greenpac UK Ltd, based in Birmingham & London UK, as well as Taiwan are coming up with a number of useful products using recycled … Continue reading

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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

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Eco-Coop Try-Before-You-Buy Scheme

Do you fancy having a go at keeping your own chickens but don’t want to commit for fear that it will prove too much by way of messy gardens, protesting neighbours and such-like?  Well Rentachook is an established company that allows you … Continue reading

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