Types of Greenie

I really want someone to ask me, slightly scornfully, if I’m a die hard environmentalist, just so I can say “no, I’m a live gently environmentalist”. Unfortunately this exchange has never come about, but I’ll be ready when the time comes. I’ve been thinking about the various “types” of greenie, and how different they are. … Continue reading


Green Gas – An Oxymoron No Longer

Ecotricity, the green energy company that generates electricity from windmills, is working on producing what they call “green gas”. It’s basically methane which is produced by bacteria carrying out anaerobic respiration as they digest organic waste in an oxygen-free environment. This process is often a problem, such as with the farming of livestock, because the … Continue reading


In Transition 1.0

Have you heard of the Transition Movement? It’s a global, growing network of communities that have decided to make the “transition” to a post cheap-oil, low carbon future. It’s very localised, very positive and very inclusive. It’s all about making your local community resilient to the changes ahead, through food security, green low tech technologies … Continue reading


Bolivia Gives Earth Rights

The South American country Bolivia is giving the Earth rights equal to those attributed to humans. Backed by politicians and environmental organisations, this radical milestone in law is set to trigger huge conservation efforts. The indigenous culture of the country sees the planet Earth as a living entity, a deity called Pachamama – which is … Continue reading


Ethletic Trainers

This may look like a Converse shoe, but it’s actually an Ethletic. Now I would usually have qualms about the copy-cat nature of this, but these shoes have some serious credidentials worth taking into consideration. They’re made of Fairtrade and organic cotton, and the soles are Fairtrade and FSC rubber, and they are assembled in … Continue reading