If the leaders of the most influential countries and the CEOs of the biggest corporations, plus other key players working for large NGOs came to me and said, ”So Tegan, what do you propose?”, this is what I’d say. STEP 1. TAKE STOCK The foundation of a green economy is truly efficient use of resources. … Continue reading
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Erratic Recycling Isn’t Impressive
What’s up with all this erratic recycling? I don’t mean on an individual level, I mean in terms of what is provided. My mum’s street takes almost everything weekly and so does mine, which is great. But my boyfriend’s house (which is in the same town) doesn’t take paper, and my friend’s (also in this … Continue reading
It’s worth a try for recycled paper!
My mum told me something recently that really made my day. Basically, she had been having a conversation with an old friend over email about Polly Higgins and her attempts to make ecocide a crime. My mother’s friend was commenting on how Polly’s books are printed on FSC certified paper… Now I wouldn’t blame you … Continue reading
Green Dreams and Rio+20
The International Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 and the 2012 Earth Summit, is taking place in Brazil this week. There’s already been preparatory meetings and the actual conference is from the 20th to the 22nd of June. I’ve been wondering how it’s all going but even though I’ve been scouring both the official UN … Continue reading
Being Green on a Budget
Heya. In this post I’m going to give some tips for people who want to lower their ecological footprint but are on low incomes and simply don’t have extra cash to splash on being green. So if you can’t invest in insulation or solar panels and can’t fork out for organic, fairtrade and or whatever, … Continue reading
Why must “green” clothes be different?
Eco fashion has come a long way. I quite want to make a timeline, and some day I will, but for now I’ll just say that I remember when all it meant was oatmeal coloured sack-dresses made out of hemp. Now there’s all sorts of high-end shenanigans involving vegetarian silk, elegant poses and lots of $$$. Celebrities … Continue reading
Kent hosts largest offshore wind farm in the world
The Thanet Offshore Wind Farm on the Eastern most point of Kent, is the largest such project in the whole world. It is comprised of 100 wind turbines, generating 300 MW of clean electricity. This is estimated to be enough to power 200,000 homes per year. Quite something! The project was begun in 2008, and … Continue reading