Category Archives: Education

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

Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Information portal, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, UN | Tagged | 2 Comments

A UN Parliamentary Assembly – democratizing globalization by globalizing democracy.

On November 5th, the Senate of the Republic of Argentina became the first national parliament in the world to adopt a declaration unconditionally calling for the establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) “in order to strengthen the effectiveness, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Campaigns, Climate change, Desertification, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, EU, Food & Agriculture, Forests, Politics, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, UN, Water, Wildlife, Youth | Tagged , | 4 Comments

An introduction to the Convention on Migratory Species.

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Climate change, Disease, Education, Food & Agriculture, Nature & Conservation, Sustainablity, UN, Wildlife | Tagged | 3 Comments

Oregon rolls out electronics recycling programme

Oregon state law requires manufacturers of certain electronic products (computers, monitors, laptops and TVs) generated by Oregon households and small businesses and organizations to provide free and convenient recycling services starting January 1, 2009. In September 2007, Panasonic Corporation of … Continue reading

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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

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

Posted in Business, Buying Green, Education, Food, Food & Agriculture, Thinking outside the box | 7 Comments

Environmental Transformation Fund; getting UK funding for environment projects.

The Environmental Transformation Fund (ETF) is a new initiative to bring forward the development of new low carbon energy and energy efficiency technologies in the UK. The fund will formally begin operation in April 2008, and will be jointly administered … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Climate change, Education, Energy, Funding, Information portal, Politics & Policy initiatives, Renewables, Technology, UK, Wind power | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

M&S plastic bag use drops by 80%!

Some good news from the M&S food chain. Over the last 6 weeks use of disposable plastic shopping bags by their customers has dropped by 80%! This is thanks to their policy of charging 5 pence per bag and their … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economics, Education, Food, Sustainablity, UK, Waste | Tagged | 6 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