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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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Easter Woburn Safari Park Elephant Appreciation

Easter Elephants at Woburn Safari Park

Asian elephant herd is encouraging a token of appreciation at Woburn Safari Park.

The beautiful Asian elephant herd at Woburn Safari Park will be championing the plight of their wild friends and relations as the ambassadors of Elephant Appreciation Weekend, which is being held at the Park over the Easter weekend (Friday 3rd April to Monday 6th April 2015).

Woburn Safari Park is hoping to

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How to create a green home

Top tips for living in a greener house

Many of the choices you make when deciding how to run your house can have an impact on the environment. There are some simple choices you can make which will reduce your carbon footprint and ensure that your home is as green as possible.

Reduce your energy consumption

There are a number of ways in which you

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Business students to transform trash in Jakarta into marketable products

A world-renowned management thinker is taking business students to Doha, Hong Kong and Jakarta this week to introduce these future corporate leaders to the fastest emerging economies on Earth.

More than 40 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada will accompany Professor Karl Moore to learn about how business is done in developing markets, while fundraising for their chosen charity

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Borneo’s Orang-utans new hope despite deforestation and climate change

Orangutan

New conservation research has discovered that up to 74% of current orang-utan habitat in Borneo could become unsuitable for this endangered species due to 21st century climate or land-cover changes.

However, the research has also identified up to 42,000km2 of land that could serve as potential orang-utan refuges on the island, and could be relatively safe new habitats for the great ape to reside.

Published as  ‘Anticipated

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Upcycling Website Remade in Britain Converts Waste to Designer Goods

Remade in Britain Creates Room in a Skip

The UK’s first retail website dedicated to the rapidly expanding consumer trend of upcycling championed by celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Kevin McCloud and Livia Firth has been launched.

Remade in Britain is the first dedicated retail platform for businesses repurposing some of the 280m tonnes of waste produced each year in the UK and launches with over 300 upcycling retailers registered spanning furniture, interiors, lighting,

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Wiggle Sports Retailer’s Bike Bungee Jump Test

Wiggle, the UK’s favourite online cycle and tri-sports equipment retailer, is renowned for its pledge to only stock and sell cycle and tri sports products that have been personally tested and can be recommended by the Wiggle staff team. This pledge guarantees Wiggle only sells ‘the good stuff’.

But how far will the Wiggle team go to test the latest kit? The latest answer involves

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Halfords’ new initiative for bike recycling for UK schools

New scheme supported by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg

Halfords have announced a new scheme which will recondition and donate bikes and helmets to primary school children in disadvantaged areas across the country, with the first 10 bikes presented to pupils at Oasis Academy Long Cross, Bristol. The announcement was made at a cycling summit attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and key cycling stakeholders.

The bikes will come from Halfords’ national trade-in

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Facts about Recycling in the UK

Looking for facts and statistics about recycling in the UK? Take a look at this infographic courtesy of source as 707 Resource Management (www.707.co.uk)

New book Off the Grid gives insight to people living with renewable energy

Off the Grid

Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid . Off-grid buildings are therefore self-sufficient for light, power,

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Brits’ efforts to be better people hindered by recycling uncertainty

Tetra Pak launches interactive recycling map to help people recycle cartons As a nation we hold recyclers in high esteem, with two fifths (45%) of Britons suggesting those who recycle are ‘better people’. As a result, many confess that they over-egg their own recycling habits, with one in five people (21%) confessing to exaggerating about how often they recycle. The new research, commissioned by Tetra

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