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Light Bulb Moments – Choosing the Right Energy Efficient Home Lighting

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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…

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Ten Top Tips to Reduce Water Pollution

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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…

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Entrepreneurs Sought For Ethical Community Projects

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Do you have an idea for an Ethical Community Project? Save the Earth Co-operative can help!   Are you sick of the rat race? Let’s face it – who isn’t? Working umpteen hours simply to pay the bills and trying in vain to shoehorn a meaningful life around this is an all too familiar scenario, which…

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When It’s Broken, Don’t Despair – Visit Your Community Repair!

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Community Repair and Reuse Projects There’s a rapidly growing movement bucking against the so-called ‘throw-away society’ – community repair or re-use projects like Repair Café, The Restart Project, Freecycle Network and Freegle. For repair groups, the idea is that household items like laptops, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, clothing, gardening equipment, toys and furniture are repaired on…

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What Can Solar Power Do?

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What is Solar Power? Quite simply, Solar Power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It can happen in two main different ways; directly, using what is called Photovoltaics; or, indirectly, using what is called Concentrated Solar Power. Photovoltaics converts light into an electrical current using certain light sensitive chemicals that produce voltage when exposed…

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Stop Food Waste Today

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Stop food waste As populaces increase, the need for food will certainly increase too. Considering that approximately 1/3 of all food generated around the world every year is chucked out, food waste urgently needs to be suppressed. It comes at a cost of approximately $680 billion to industrialized countries, and $315 billion to arising countries. However, there are means to produce…

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Could Solar Panels Lower Your Energy Bill?

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Do Solar Panels Lower Energy Bills? Solar panels often offer the promise to reduce your electrical energy expenditure by supplementing the energy you purchase from your regional power firms. However, selecting as well as mounting solar panels could be a frustrating job. How do they work? The panels include solar cells that connect with each…

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