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Is your life environmentally friendly? If not, maybe it could be with some help from Green Pepper, the environmental and eco-living blog. This is an environmental blog that covers all bases, from news on communities and companies across the world, and what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprints, to how businesses and households could improve their environmental health.

Are we closer to turning

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Green Heroes By Kevin McCloud Continues

Public demand has been heard and Grand Designs Live London will once again feature Kevin McCoud’s Green Heroes. The event will once again be sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements and is scheduled to be held this coming May. The Grand Designs brand will feature their top eco-innovations at a display set up in the middle of the exhibition.

Over the past few decades Kevin McCloud

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Renewable Energy Marketplace, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Find find out everything you need to know about renewable energy and energy efficiency at the Renewable Energy Marketplace (http://www.regensw.co.uk/renewable-energy-marketplace). They have talks open to everyone on the different technologies available, the opportunities for landowners and farmers.

 

Ways to engage in energy issues and community energy. Find out how to reduce your energy costs Test drive a green car (choose from Renault, BMW, Tesla,

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Why The Sea Is Drowning In Plastic

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Gone Crabbing Launches Kids Awareness Clothing

Did you know we’ve produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the last century? Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used every year – that’s than one million bags filled every minute. Yet a plastic bag has an average “working life” of 15 minutes and 50% of anything made from plastic is used just once and

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To lower electricity bills Quickes moves to renewable energy

Ellen Rodger and Mary Quick in the cheese store powered by solar PV

50 kW PV system keeps Devon cheese-maker’s refrigerators cold and bills low

Devon-based cheese maker Quickes Traditional – which uses electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week – has joined the growing list of food manufacturers that are turning to renewable energy to drive down their energy costs by getting a 200-panel solar PV system installed.

“We use electricity continuously,” said Adam

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Mekong River Hydropower Project threats Mekong Dolphins

Mekong Irrawaddy Dolphin

Copyright: Gerry Ryan / WWF

WWF are warning that the Lao government’s decision to forge ahead with the Don Sahong hydropower project in southern Laos, located just one kilometre upstream of the core habitat for Mekong dolphins, could precipitate the extinction of the species from the Mekong River.

According to the WWF paper, the dam builders intend to excavate millions of tonnes of rock

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Two Fingers Eco-Friendly Powerful Cleaners Launched

Two Fingers Cleaning Products

We received this about Two Fingers.  It sounds interesting so we have re-produced it here.

We thought you’d like to know about the new powerful eco-friendly cleaners that don’t contain the toxic chemicals you’ll find in a lot of other cleaners – and it’s called Two Fingers.

Everyone recognises that we live in an environment that is constantly under threat from the things we pump

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The Future of UK Green Energy

Our energy-hungry modern way of life means that media stories about power generation are never far from the headlines.

Whether it is the effect which the ever-spiralling costs of fuel are having on the wider economy and household budgets alike, or the geopolitical implications of the UK being self sufficient in its energy production, the questions affect all of us as we go about our

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Ideas for recycling your Christmas trees

Now that Christmas is over the question that begs to be asked is where do the six million Christmas trees purchased in the UK end up? Some trees are recycled, but others end up in landfills and that creates a large environmental issue. Most Christmas trees are Nordmann firs, a type of ‘non-drop’ fir that takes about ten years to grow to the full size

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Severe flood warnings for much of the UK brings flood defences into question

The Environment Agency is warning that the high tides are probably going to usher in even more floods even though there has been a small lull in the stormy weather that has been plaguing England. On Sunday however the storms are expected to get worse again. According to the Environment Agency, there are four severe flood warnings issued along the Kent Lower Stour at Ilford

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A tide of litter is being held back the country roads and coastal areas in the UK

Even though many of us still imagine litter to be a problem restricted to urban areas the long hot summer we have enjoyed this year has brought more litter than ever to British beaches. It isn’t only the coast that is affected either as large, out of town retail parks are the main cause of all the litter on the country roads.

Bill Bryson

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