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Anna Cotton

Tips
8th May 2018

Ten Affordable Tips for a Sustainable Green Business

Sustainable green business initiatives are buzz-worthy for many a good reason -  a greener workplace reduces its impact on the planet while becoming a more productive and healthier place to work. Going green might seem daunting, but contrary to what many cash-strapped small-business owners think, sustainability management doesn't have to cost a fortune - in fact, it can be invaluable to your company's bottom line as well as the environment.  Here are ten simple and affordable tips to help you run an eco-friendly business: 1. Pull the Plug  We are all conscious of our energy bills at home, but how many of us…
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Tips
1st May 2018

Ten Top Tips for a Greener Household

A Greener Household A few simple changes can make your household a greener place. If you aspire to be kind to the planet, your health and your pocket, check out our ten top tips. How many are you incorporating?    1. On the Scent - Choose Essential Oils, Not Synthetic Air Fresheners In the UK, consumers spend nearly £400 million a year on 225 million aerosols, plug-ins and candles, each promising an alluringly quick, convenient and harmless way to transform the atmosphere in our homes. However, evidence is now emerging that all of these products contain hazardous industrial chemicals which can, among other things, transform…
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EnergyTips
24th April 2018

Light Bulb Moments – Choosing the Right Energy Efficient Home Lighting

What Watt is What? How much do you know about the role your choice of lighting plays in reducing carbon emissions?  Most of us have mastered the basics such as screw or bayonet, but what about the eco credentials of various new types of bulbs? When traditional incandescent bulbs were phased out, a brighter future beckoned. However, with a dazzling array of bulbs for sale, how can we distinguish which are most beneficial for the environment AND our pockets? In the Beginning … Let There be Light!  Ever since the introduction of the National Grid in the 1930s, electric lighting has been ubiquitous across British homes. Although…
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Wildlife Conservation
16th April 2018

Help Save Hedgehogs from a Prickly Fate

Save Hedgehogs Today In the 1950s there were 50 million hedgehogs in Britain. Now, in 2018, the population stands at just 1 million. Did you know that DEFRA, the UK government department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has just approved the sale of A24 traps that can ensnare and kill hedgehogs? But how can this be so? Aren't hedgehogs a protected species in the UK? This is true, and while the traps are intended for the 'dispatching' of rats and stoats, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) fears that they pose a real threat to hedgies. Speaking to The…
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PregnancyTips
27th March 2018

Baby Steps to an Eco-Friendly Pregnancy

It's an understatement that pregnancy upends your life in numerous unexpected ways – it’s likely that you’ll find yourself busier than ever, preparing for your new arrival.  If you're ethically minded, it's natural that your thoughts will turn to what steps you can take to towards a greener, more eco-friendly pregnancy. Here are five ways you can do right by yourself, your baby and the planet when you're pregnant.   1. Source Ethical Maternity Wear I know what you're thinking – eco-friendly maternity wear might benefit the environment, but it's not too kind on your pocket, right? While it's true…
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Environment
16th March 2018

Ten Key Environmental Issues – a Beginner’s Guide

At Save the Earth, we believe it’s high time that environmental issues receive the attention they deserve. Our planet is on the brink of a severe environmental crisis. If ignored today, these problems will threaten human existence for the generations to come. Earth has a natural environment, known as an ecosystem, which includes all humans, plant life, the atmosphere, mountains, glaciers, oceans and seas. It also includes natural resources such as water, fire, air, magnetism, electric charge and climate. In recent decades, modern technologies used in the engineering and manufacturing industries have caused dramatic resource depletion and environmental destruction. Many of us…
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Housing
27th February 2018

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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Debate
14th February 2018

Universal Basic Income – An Invaluable Benefit?

Imagine living in a society where each and every citizen receives a monthly payment from the government which meets their "basic necessities" regardless of their circumstances. The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has gained considerable popularity of late – not just among leftists but also with right-wing pro-capital proponents.  What if it were possible to adopt an ideology which utilised both socialism to get people what they need and capitalism to give people what they want? What is Universal Basic Income? In his recent book Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom, Daniel Raventós defines basic income as, "an income paid by the state…
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Environment
11th November 2017

Ten Top Tips to Reduce Water Pollution

Do you want to help reduce water pollution? John Hawthorne at MoBox Marine has ten top tips.    “If I don't drink water, I’m going to die.” - desperate Puerto Rican trying to survive. The fact of the matter is that we can’t live off of beer and energy drinks. H2O is a precious commodity that we simply can’t overlook, period. And, like all commodities - and their value - it might have an expiration date. Pollution, global warming, overpopulation, collapsing ecosystems, el Niño weather system, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch  and hundreds of other threats are taking a crowbar to the knees of our…
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