Category Archives: Education

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

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

Earth Hour: 8pm tonight

  Last year, Sydney, Australia held its first Earth Hour in a stand against climate change.  Everybody who signed up agreed to switch off all their lights for one hour on a set date and time.  Even Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Climate change, Community Projects, Education, General, People | 2 Comments

**News flash** ….. Kill badgers say MPs.

MPs say ‘aye’ to selective badger cull Source MPs have backed calls for a limited cull of badgers to help prevent the spread of TB in cattle. A report by the environment select committee says the action should be focused … Continue reading

Posted in Disease, Economics, Education, Food & Agriculture, Politics, Protest, Rural communities, UK, Wildlife | Tagged | 9 Comments

An Iranian conversation.

The following conversation comes from this Free Thoughts on Iran; Somayeh Sadat at March 23, 2004 01:35 PM [permalink]: I very much liked your article and see your point in how each of us can help. But in practice, I … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Economics, Education, Forests, People, Politics, Pollution, Thinking outside the box, Youth | Tagged | 8 Comments