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Anna Cotton

2nd March 2017

March Newsletter – Save the Earth

Welcome to Save the Earth's first ever newsletter! We aim to keep you up to date with our latest developments as well as providing special offers and giving you some insight into the co-operative's inner workings. Our Ethos We believe in you - the people. Here at Save the Earth, it's one member, one vote - your voice matters. That's why we'd love you to join us and help shape the direction in which we move. From a micro to a macro scale, our goal is to unite people, both within their local communities and globally. Our vision is of…
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Ethical Business Network
27th February 2017

Green Bear – Natural Health, Beauty and Cleaning Solutions

Becoming a green consumer has irrefutable benefits and appeal, but for many of us, it's not always straightforward or cost-effective. Family-run e-commerce company Green Bear UK are striving to change this, manufacturing and distributing natural and eco-friendly products that are kind to the planet, your body AND your pocket. Their website offers a broad range of health and beauty products, green cleaning solutions and bamboo goods, made from wholly natural ingredients. Available to both commercial and domestic markets, Green Bear keeps mother nature at the heart of everything they do. The great thing is, what's beneficial for the planet is beneficial for you as well.…
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Ethical Business Network
1st February 2017

Save the Earth Ethical Business Network Launch

Fresh for 2017, Save the Earth are proud to launch our innovative Ethical Business Network! No matter where in the world your company is located, whether you employ 1000 + staff or you are a sole trader, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to be part of a network of like-minded businesses who embrace ethical ideals. Is My Business Eligible to Join the Network? Does your company sell ethical products or services, demonstrate sound ethical principles or make a positive contribution to society and / or the environment? Perhaps your business has signed up to a green or ethical scheme, such…
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26th January 2017

Narrowboat Dreams – Downsizing, Decluttering and the KonMari Method

So far in this series of narrowboating features, we’ve explored UK couple Emma and Saxon’s motivations for living off-grid, learned how they made this solution affordable and seen them get to grips with DIY to transform their sailaway into a home. Now, in our fourth article, we tackle a subject that many of us try to sweep under the carpet, or the bed, or shove in the shed … clutter. But what happens when you downsize, and there’s no longer a bazillion places to squirrel stuff away? This might well sound like a pitfall, but as Emma and Saxon discovered, it…
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24th December 2016

Narrowboat Dreams-Do It Yourself

Love or loathe DIY, if you want to turn your husk of a boat into a home and you’re on a tight budget, there’s no way of avoiding it. In the third of a series of features chartering aspiring narrowboaters Emma and Saxon’s dream to pursue a more flexible, freer life on the UK’s canals, we take a look at the nuts and bolts of doing it yourself. Special Delivery Picture your future home suspended in the air by a crane, your treasured investment hanging in the balance. In January 2016, this scenario became a reality for Emma Davies and…
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15th December 2016

Narrowboat Dreams-Crunching the Costs

In the second of a series of features exploring Emma and Saxon’s journey to live a freer, more eco-friendly lifestyle on a narrowboat, they get to grips with the costs of their proposed new venture, experience their first taste of life on the UK’s canals and commit to a decision which will change their lives. Pursuing the Dream Sick of paying over-inflated rent on their Manchester flat, a fresh life on a narrowboat beckoned for Emma Davies and her fiancé Saxon Bullock. By 2014, the couple had made up their minds to pursue their vision, but a multitude of unanswered questions…
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9th December 2016

Narrowboat Dreams–Escaping the Rental Trap

In the first of a series of features following UK couple Emma and Saxon’s quest to live on a narrowboat, they share their experience of the crippling rental market and their compelling motivations as freelancers to break free and live a simpler, greener life.   It’s Life, But Not As You Know It Picture this: You’ve worked incredibly hard to build a thriving business from scratch with your partner. The two of you own a spacious house in an attractive neighbourhood. Money is way down your list of worries. Then, imagine that security ripped from under your feet – your…
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Volunteer Opportunties
3rd December 2016

Calling All Keyboard Eco-Warriors – New Writers Needed!

Save the Earth Seeks New Writers Save the Earth … on first glance, it sounds like the remit of a superhero. “How could I possibly save the earth?” I said to myself. “Half the time I’m writing, I struggle to remember to save my documents, let alone the planet!” In a world with seven billion people, it was hard to image how I, a mere drop in the ocean, could ever make a difference … but I was restless, and thought that if I was going to dive headfirst into a challenge, it might as well be one that saturated…
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