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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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

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The Vespa electric

The Powascooter PS168, a bike which aims to become the Vespa of the 21st century, is an electric scooter. Fed up with high petrol/gas prices, traffic jams, high car taxes and parking charges then this transport option maybe for you. … Continue reading

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UK citizens want action on environment – but don’t want to pay for it.

Guardian Environment reports today on a Guardian/ICM poll which shows that taking action against climate change matters more than tackling the global economic downturn. When asked whether tackling the environment or the economy – given global economic problems – should … Continue reading

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