Category Archives: Community Projects

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

Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Carbon footprint, Community Projects, Design, Development, Energy, Housing, Rural communities, solar, Sustainablity, Technology, Thinking outside the box | Tagged , , | 3 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

Are the CPRE destroying village life?

Article. Young couples are being forced to move away from the country to buy houses, turning villages into virtual ghettos of the very rich and the elderly without the families needed to keep schools and shops alive, according to the … Continue reading

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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

Home made biodiesel is latest fashion craze.

Whilst out today enjoying the fabulous weather here in London and strolling through a local farmer’s market noting the extraordinarily high prices, I came across a stall with little to show except a few small jars of deep yellow liquid. … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Biofuels, Business, Climate change, Community Projects, Energy, London, Recycling, Renewables, Thinking outside the box, Transport, UK, Waste | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Selfish Shell?

image: proposed area for London Array scheme within Thames Estuary Shell, who prides itself on its progressive green initiatives, has reneged on its commitments to the London Array Scheme – a project to build the world’s biggest off-shore wind farm.  … Continue reading

Posted in 'Green' investments, Business, Climate change, Community Projects, Development, Energy, General, Oil, Planning, Renewables, Sustainablity, Technology, UK, US, Wind power | 15 Comments