On Jobs and Employment
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On Jobs and Employment

The thing people love most about economic growth is that it creates jobs, and prevents existing jobs from being cut. Similarly, the worst thing about recession is that people lose their jobs.  This is totally reasonable, seeing as in this world we need a paying job to get by, not to mention the fact that … Continue reading

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Renewable Island
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Renewable Island

Samso is a small Danish island with about 4,300 residents. What’s remarkable about this place? It’s 100% powered by renewable energy. That’s one hundred percent! What a fantastic achievement! With a combination of off-shore and on-shore wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal pumps and locally grown biofuels, they’ve managed to secure full energy sufficiency from sustainable … Continue reading

Solar Aeroplane!
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Solar Aeroplane!

I have good news today! Yesterday I read about Solar Impulse, the American-owned solar aeroplane that can fly all the way through day and night powered purely by the sun’s rays. It flew from one side of the USA to the other yesterday, and the next big challenge is to fly all around the world … Continue reading

Vegfest @ Brighton
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Vegfest @ Brighton

On this cloudy Sunday me and a friend of mine went along to Vegfest – an annual veggie bonanza of deliciousness that takes place in Brighton, Bristol and London.  It was absolutely packed, like to the extent that it was hard to navigate around the place. There were 125 stalls and lots of talks and cookery demos – it was … Continue reading

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Sustainable Bhutan

Hello everybody! This evening as I was browsing Facebook after a huge portion of pasta, I came across some astounding news. Sustainable Man posted this article which says that Bhutan is set to go 100% organic! I must confess I didn’t even know what Bhutan was until now, but a quick research session informs me … Continue reading

A Slice of Hope
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A Slice of Hope

It’s easy to get bogged down with the enormity of the problems that taunt humanity in the 21st century. Climate change, environmental degradation,  resource scarcity, species loss, pollution, environmental injustice, animal suffering, poverty, hunger, human rights violations, inequality, discrimination  corrupt governments, economic recession… The list goes on. But over the last couple of days I’ve come across a … Continue reading

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The Great Green Wall

The Great Green Wall is a long term project in Africa that involves planting a huge ‘wall’ or trees along the Southern edge of the Sahara desert. The picture below is a bit blurry in terms of the key, but you can clearly see the sandy colour representing the desert region and the emerald green line symbolizing the proposed … Continue reading

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Donating Delights

I’ve just run back from the bank, beaming like a Cheshire Cat after donating £101 to Save the Arctic. Okay that’s not quite true, I didn’t run. I hate running. But the donation part is totally true! I know what you’re thinking: “Wow you’re generous! Also isn’t that a bit of a weird amount to give?”  Well let me … Continue reading