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The Guerrilla Recycler

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my boss insisting on using paper cups in the student cafe, rather than china cups. I had a problem with this because Starbucks coffee is probably our biggest seller and all the cups are thrown out after just one fleeting use – resulting in heaps of … Continue reading

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The Cleantech Future

I just watched this really interesting 50 minute documentary about clean technology and what it means for our future. Have a look: I found the founder of Cleantech Group slightly over optimistic, but nevertheless the examples of current new technologies fascinating. Particularly impressive was the Solar Bag, which purifies water with nano technology and sunlight. Top Documentary … Continue reading

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The Issue Attention Cycle

While reading Libby Lester’s Media and Environment as research for an essay, I came across a section where she writes about another author’s work which I found very interesting. Published back in 1972, Anthony Down’s book is called Up and Down With Ecology – The Issue Attention Cycle. He theorized that any ecological issue goes through a … Continue reading