Diaper (or Nappy) Composting Reaches the UK

September 8, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Inga Munsinger Cotton , used under Creative Commons license. The Brit in me bristles to use the term “diaper”, but if I said “nappy”, I suspect many would have no clue what I am talking about. But, whatever you call them, disposable diapers/nappies are a huge source of waste. Given that not everybody is likely to shift to cloth diapers anytime soon, is composting a viable alternative? While the pros and cons of

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Unity College Scores Again With TerraHaus That’s Passivhaus

September 8, 2011 by  
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Images credit Unity College Passive House Unity College says “we’re leaders in the environmental movement, focused on sustainability in the classroom and in the real world.” When it comes to their buildings, they practice what they teach; their latest accomplishment is TerraHaus, a student residence built to Passivhaus standards and designed by architect Matthew O’Malia and builder Alan Gibson, who also did the GO Home that we admired recently. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Earthworms Threaten US Forests. Is Composting REally to Blame?

September 5, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Yun Huang Yong , used under Creative Commons license. As someone who has posted this fabulous infographic on which composting method is best for you , and videos of DIY compost tumblers and build your own worm bins , I would hope that my comm… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Virtual Companies Keep Running Through Irene. Is That Good?

August 29, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Xystance , used under Creative Commons license As Hurricane Irene breaks NYC rainfall records , attention seems to be turning to what its final cultural and economic impact may be. An interesting little lesson, which many of us who work from home will already know, is the role telecommuting can play in creating a more resilient, stable economy. In fact that is one of th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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BBC Radio "Bores" Predatory Foxes Into Submission

August 10, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Andy Roberts , used under Creative Commons license. Its longest running radio soap may have featured carbon offsets and transition towns in its story lines. But the ecological benefits of BBC Radio 4—one of the UK’s most popular talk, news and documentary stations—aren’t just educational. It turns out that some farmers and c… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Why "Sustainable Growth" Doesn’t Have to Be an Oxymoron

August 10, 2011 by  
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In my live chat with wind energy pioneer Dale Vince yesterday , he suggested that our real challenge is not just rethinking how we produce energy—but rethinking our relationship with the world around us, and how we live in a world of deeply constrained resources. It’s an idea that most likely resonates with Peter Baker, author of the Jolly Pilgrim . In an extract entitled

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When Will Urban Honey Bees Run Out of Food?

August 3, 2011 by  
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Image credit: s pants , used under Creative Commons license. From the joys of legalized beekeeping in New York to London’s ambitious plans to promote urban bees , honey bees are returning to our cities in significant numbers. But while some research suggests the

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Community-Owned Wind Farms Cure NIMBYism

August 1, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Jeff Kubina , used under Creative Commons license. Sometimes there is a fine line between the insightful and the just plain obvious. We’ve said before that community-ownership of wind power can be a great way to reduce NIMBYism and increase support for renewables. We’ve even seen some towns take matters into their own hands—demanding that

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Honey Could Help Fight MRSA and Other Superbugs

July 26, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Siona Watson , used under Creative Commons license Sara Snow has talked before about using bee pollen to help fight allergies , and honey also features strongly in folk medicine around the Globe. (The antimicrobial properties of honey are part of the reason we can still find 3000-year-old honeycomb .) Now researchers are hoping to use honey … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Community Wind Funds Spread Wealth from Renewables

March 11, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Neville10 , used under Creative Commons license. When I wrote about one community that demanded more wind turbines be built near it, I noted that creating ways to spread the economic benefits of wind installations with the communities that surround them is a great way to build support for renewable energy.

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