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The Global Air Pollution Crisis

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Environmental Campaigns

More than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Some of the urban jungles across the globe are suffocating in bouts of dense smog and extremely high levels of toxic air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), air pollution is now a greater threat to health than Ebola or HIV and 80% […]

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Where Are The Best Growing Conditions In The UK?

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green gardening

best growing conditions, eco gardening

Gardening is one of the most popular pastimes in the UK. With long waiting lists for allotments and guerrilla gardening on the rise there seems to be no decline in the populations love for their garden. Click on the infographic below created by Compost Direct which shows where the UK’s hotspots are for the most sunshine, least rainfall […]

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Really Green Gardening

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green gardening, green home

green home, green energy

Our homes and gardens are our own little slice of this earth which we can relax and be at peace with.  However they are also a huge source of energy waste and impact heavily on the environment.  There are ways of reducing the impact your home has on our planet though.  Take a look at a […]

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A Coffee Cup Mountain of Waste

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Uncategorized

In the UK we throw away 2.5 billion paper cups a year as most coffee cups from coffee chains are not recyclable. In the USA they throw away 50 billion cups a year. Click on the infographic below for more information and a visual waste mountain to illustrate the size of the problem both here and […]

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Attracting Birds To Your Garden

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green gardening

wildlife gardening & birdspotting

If you love seeing the local birds go about their business, but they don’t seem to be attracted to your garden, it might be that your outdoor space simply isn’t designed with our feathered friends in mind. If this is something you’d like to change, here are some simple tips for attracting more birds into […]

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How To Recycle Text & Reference Books

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Environmental Campaigns, recycling

book aid for africa

Many people and organisations throw educational books away as they think once they are out of date they are unusable. But ‘Book Aid For Africa’ a registered charity takes new, unwanted and second hand text and reference books and distributes them to people in Africa. As long as the books are in good condition and published within the last 15 years they […]

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