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Newsletters
21st October 2017

Newsletter October 2017 – Save the Earth

Newsletter October 2017 The seasons are changing and there some big changes underway in the natural world. With plants and animals alike putting on a final show before the cold winter months, it's a great time to enjoy the beauty of the earth.  Do you have any photos of the stunning autumn / fall season that you would care to share? If so, why not post them on Save the Earth's Facebook Group with the hashtag #ChangingSeasons. We'd love to see them! Van Life - Trend or Necessity? Have you ever wondered what life might be like living out of the back of…
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Housing
11th October 2017

Van Life – Trend, or Necessity?

Van Life In search of a freer, more affordable and adventurous life with fewer monetary stresses and strains, Save the Earth blog contributor Gina Harrison decided to bite the bullet and live full-time in a van. This was a decision that was to change her life beyond recognition. Read on to discover how Gina escaped the shackles of modern living and at what cost – is van life truly a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional accommodation? “Even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven’t forgotten. The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood.”…
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NewsNewsletters
26th July 2017

Newsletter July 17 – Save the Earth

Newsletter July 2017 Summer is here and this month Save the Earth have been ablaze with ideas for our very first community initiative. Consider a future where cities can feed their inhabitants independently, slashing food miles and creating direct links with consumers. We believe that this future is a tangible one and that is why we have founded The UrbanLeaf™ to supply urban communities with nutritious, organic produce, fresh from the harvest to the plate within hours. To discover more, read on ... Introducing The UrbanLeaf™ The UrbanLeaf™ is Save the Earth's very first community initiative, as voted for by the co-operative's management board.…
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Initiatives
25th July 2017

Introducing The UrbanLeaf™ – Save the Earth’s First Community Initiative

Did you realise that on average, our food journeys 1,500 miles to make it to our plates? We all know that food travels as well as a fractious toddler on a plane! It’s packed, repacked, refrigerated and resold many times over and by the time it makes it to the consumer it has been stripped of much of its taste, texture and aroma, not to mention its nutrients.  One third of the world's population currently work in agriculture, producing food not only for themselves but for the 54% of the Earth's inhabitants who live in urban areas. The vast majority…
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Environment
30th June 2017

The Standing Rock Sioux Step Out onto the Global Stage

With protesters up in arms about the catastrophic impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline, how much longer can the US government afford to plough ahead with its construction? Not only is the pipeline obliterating ancient Sioux land at Standing Rock, but it will expedite climate change, facilitating the burning of fossil fuels. Surely there must be a more feasible solution, a future where renewable energy is our mainstream fuel source, as opposed to a marginalized alternative? So, why are the protesters so angry? Why are they willing to put their lives on the line for the defense of the land…
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Housing
29th June 2017

Custom Build Housing – Sustainable, Beautiful and Designed For You!

Do you dream of building your own home but can’t find a plot to develop? Just imagine a house designed for your lifestyle and budget, built in your desired location on a plot which already has planning permission. A house which is beautifully tailored and constructed using the latest technology enabling outstanding energy efficiency and perhaps even built to Passivhaus standard. If this sounds like your dream come true, then custom build might well be the answer!   Millions of people around the world want to build their own homes, but the biggest hurdle when embarking on a self build…
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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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NewsNewsletters
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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