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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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Crowdfunding Trees By The Community Forest

They say that money doesn’t grow on trees – but a tree-loving community forest in Argyll & Bute is hoping that it certainly grows on crowdfunding platforms. Kilfinan Community Forest in Tighnabruaich is inviting members of the public to donate £20 each to ‘Sponsor a Sapling’ as part of a crowdfunding campaign launched today. Contributors will receive a certificate and will be able to name,

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Discover 50 years of disaster response around the world

disasterresponse has launched a new interactive archive, with photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster response work


This year, we are reflecting on our 50 years of disaster work and celebrating how protecting animals helps communities to re-build.

To mark the occasion, we have launched an interactive archive, pulling together photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster work.

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Is Global Climate Change Inevitable?

The evidence of global warming is all around us, so why can’t we admit what we really all know – that it is now too late to stop dangerous climate change from taking hold? What could we think, and how could we act, if we did admit it? John Foster’s new book, After Sustainability: Denial, Hope, Retrieval , published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, examines the

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How Green Is Your Tech?


Climate change is on nearly everybody’s mind, in one way or another. Becoming more aware of the effects of emissions on the environment, people are looking for “greener” ways to live, from buying local (and sustainable) food and products, traveling via lower-emission transportation methods, and building up recycling and composting programs.

There are some obvious things that help — like riding a bike to work

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Tonga Teaching Whale Rescue


World Animal Protection are funding workshops that teach people how to rescue whales caught in fishing gear on their local beaches

Training most recently took place in Neiafu, Tonga, in the South Pacific. Over two days of teaching and practical exercises, 10 participants were taught how to safely disentangle whales trapped in fishing gear, and provided with a kit of specialist tools to help

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Electric Car Sales Increase By 100% In EU

Sales of electric cars in the European Union doubled in 2013 and this increase was aided by the release of new models. According to Totally Electric Cars, this means there is now 1 electric car sold for every 250 conventional vehicles; this indicates a change in the way we drive though obviously there is a huge amount of work still be done.

Electric cars are

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QuizTrail the unique outdoor quiz app


QuizTrail, the unique outdoor quiz app, and EcoTales, the not-for-profit environmental production company have launched a series of London-based urban wildlife adventures. The first two trails “Enchanted and Wild in Bushy Park” and “Urban Wanderings with Warthogs and Wild Surprises” in Regents Park are now up on the QuizTrail website ready for you to download to your phone and explore.

Using the QuizTrail app

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Christeyns Vehicle Donated to Local Cycle Charity

Christeyns Vehicle Donated to Local Cycle Charity

Bradford laundry and chemical manufacturing company Christeyns has donated one of its ex-works vehicles to local charity Cycle-re-Cycle after a practical demonstration on bicycle maintenance by the charity’s John Coulton.

The charity recovers old bicycles and gives them a new lease of life, as chair Chris Evans from the Thornhill Road, Bradford base explained: “We can usually refurbish old cycles and make them useful again,

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Marine Conservation Society launches registration for the ‘Great British Beach Clean’

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), says recent figures showing the highest amounts of litter on British beaches in twenty years have prompted it to launch a mass beach participation event ‘The Great British Beach Clean’. The charity is looking for volunteers to put their names forward in July, ready to make this the biggest event of its kind in September.

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Longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa


According to WWF, researchers have documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa – up to several thousand zebra covering a distance of 500km (more than 300 miles).

Using GPS collars on eight adult Plains zebra ( Equus quagga) , WWF and Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), in collaboration with Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks,

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