Sprucing Up a Rooster, an English Cathedral Goes Fairtrade Gold

November 4, 2011 by  
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It’s Fairtrade gold, it’s a cockerel and it’s a beauty.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed ‘Worst Case’ Scenario

November 4, 2011 by  
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Given what we know about climate change, one might expect to see a drop or leveling-off of global carbon output. In reality though, it’s gotten worse. Much worse.

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How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms (Video)

November 4, 2011 by  
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Growing shiitake mushrooms is easy. This video shows you how.

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Delaying UK Solar Cuts Would Cost Households Less Than GB£2 a Year

November 4, 2011 by  
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The UK Government argues solar subsidies must be cut now to avoid heinous financial consequences. It’s own figures tell a different story.

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Corporations Want You to Live Greener. Will It Work?

November 4, 2011 by  
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It’s not just hippies that want people to go green. Some of the UK’s biggest corporations are now preaching about lifestyle change. But will people listen?

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Calling All (Aspiring) Green Fashion Designers: Deadline Approaching for Sustainable Design Competition

June 6, 2010 by  
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Courtesy photo. The Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) is accepting applications for the 2010 Innovation Award , an annual sustainable design competition and, along with The Fairtrade Foundation , they have launched a new category sponsored by Tesco: The Fairtrade Cotton Award. If you are an aspiring green designer or if you are established and want to broaden your audience, this is the competition for you

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No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Beauty Products

June 6, 2010 by  
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Image: No More Dirty Looks A Book Every Girl Should Own Every girl likes to look her best. That is why she should read No More Dirty Looks : The Truth About Your Beauty Products, and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetic s

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Fairtrade (and vegan) condoms giveaway!

March 11, 2010 by  
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For our final giveaway of the week , we’re moving on from sanitary products to condoms – sustainable, fairtrade condoms from French Letter . Earlier today we started discussing which contraceptive methods are best for the environment but in certain situations, condoms are the only option – they’re the only contraception that protects against STIs. French Letter condoms are made from latex sourced through FairDeal Trading, paying a Fairtrade premium for latex rubber: we often think about Fairtrade food items but not so much other things

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Starbucks’ Farmers Discuss the Impact of Fairtrade

March 11, 2010 by  
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Images by B. Alter It’s been Fairtrade Fortnight , and in celebration Starbucks has released a special new Fairtrade coffee from Rwanda.

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Book Review: Designing for Re-use, The Life of Consumer Packaging

March 11, 2010 by  
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A coffee cup as a plant pot, coke cans for Halloween cape, a detergent bottle as worm harvester or washing tablet net bags for toy storage; these are all things people have done with the packaging they found in their daily lives. Reuse is often better than recycling, so when the consumer gives a packaging a second life before eventually recycling it wherever possible, he saves resources. The object he or she reused has gained the value of the item he or she would have had to buy otherwise

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