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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

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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

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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