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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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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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Hatastic Launches IN THE SHADE SS15 with film

Hatastic is proud to announce the launch of IN THE SHADE SS15 on

These modern designs have a vintage look and were made using only materials such as…

Fair Trade hand dyed Panama straw Upcycled elements such as plastic rescued from landfill and lasercut into unique designs and single handedly handcut sequins Newlife™ yarn – a stunning silky soft polyester made from 100% recycled

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Facts About Hazardous Waste



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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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