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Welcome to the home of Save the Earth Co-operative. If you are a passionate human who is concerned about the state of the planet, wish to make a difference in your local community or are looking for a platform where your voice can be heard, then you’ve landed in the right place.

Save the Earth Co-operative is made up of people just like you – we are owned by our members and run by our members. We focus on environmental issues, wildlife, regeneration of ecosystems, sustainable eco energy, clean water and food. Our aim is to encourage individuals, businesses and governments to go green and leave the world a better place for future generations.

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Housing
13th June 2017

Off-Grid Living 101

"Escaping the rat race" is an ideal harboured by many and a phrase uttered repeatedly by myriad individuals. Perhaps you feel like a rat, stuck in a maze, racing around, hunting for sustenance and hungry for change? Life is too precious to waste feeling trapped, which drives us to consider ways of breaking free. For a growing number of citizens, off-grid living is proving a feasible solution.   The Appeal of Off-Grid Living Living off-grid has seen a rapid resurgence in recent years, with consulting company Accenture forecasting that 12% of US households and 11% of European households will be off-grid by 2035.…
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Food
9th June 2017

Urban Farming Explored

Urban Farming Imagine a local farm producing masses of delicious, fresh, succulent organic fruit and vegetables all year round. You may live miles away from green fields, but this farm is different as it’s tucked away in the middle of your town or city! Urban farms are popping up all over the world and there are some very exciting times ahead ... Growing food in an urban environment is becoming more important than ever as populations steadily increase. A large percentage of the world’s agricultural land is used to produce animal feeds and oils, rather than food directly grown for…
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Competitions
9th June 2017

Ask Koko the Gorilla a Question – Crowdfunder Competition Results

Ask Koko Koko is one of the most talked about gorillas alive today, most notably because of her ability to communicate through a form of sign language. Read on to discover more about Koko and what happened when Save the Earth teamed up with The Gorilla Foundation to #AskKoko a question as part of our crowdfunding campaign. Courtesy of The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org Koko and the Gorilla Foundation Koko's caregiver and instructor, animal psychologist Francine "Penny" Patterson, reports that Koko is able to understand more than 1,000 signs of Gorilla Sign Language, comprehend 2,000 words of spoken English and communicate complex thoughts and…
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Environment
9th June 2017

Donald Trump, Corporate Corruption and the Paris Climate Agreement

What is the Paris Climate Agreement? The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on December 12th, 2015. As of June of 2017, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, 148 of which have ratified it. In the Paris Climate Agreement, each country determines, plans, and regularly reports its own contributions it feels it should make in order…
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News
8th June 2017

Newsletter June 2017 – Save the Earth

Newsletter June 2017 Have you ever wished you could talk to animals? Do you dream about living amid nature, free of the rat face? This June at Save the Earth, we've been busy exploring off-grid living ideas and we even got a gorilla to speak to us! For this and more, read on ...  Off-Grid Living 101 "Escaping the rat race" is an ideal harboured by many and a phrase uttered repeatedly by myriad individuals. Perhaps you feel like a rat, stuck in a maze, racing around, hunting for sustenance and hungry for change? Life is too precious to waste feeling trapped,…
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Health
1st June 2017

Why Choose Health Food Shops OVER Supermarket Chains in the South-West UK?

The Growth of Health Food Shops Over the past few years I have witnessed more independent health hubs springing up in towns and cities across the UK, from organic food suppliers to zero-waste stores. What some may refer to as overpriced hippy-dippy gimmicks, others would describe as a new generation of mindful, indie shop owners who all share the same goal, to promote a healthy lifestyle through consumption. What is it that makes these stores so unique in our communities? Quite simply the priority of organic cafes, health food shops, and vegan delis is to offer the "hard-to-find" healthy option on…
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