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Buy Local To Avoid Food Miles

Buy Local To Avoid Food Miles

If you look at the source of many products on supermarket shelves, the country of origin can be a distant far away land and this translates into food miles. Obviously there are certain foodstuffs that can only really come from specific places but buying Spanish carrots, for example is just plain crazy if you live […]

Green Dining Best Practices Help Companies Cut Costs And Pollution

Green Dining Best Practices Help Companies Cut Costs And Pollution

Corporate cafeterias, museums and restaurants across the country are about to take a bite out of food service costs by sparing the environment. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Restaurant Associates (RA) today unveiled their Green Dining Best Practices – a comprehensive set of science-based recommendations for environmentally friendly food service. Random House and the Hearst […]

Chinese Government Suspends Reforestation Over Food Fears

Chinese Government Suspends Reforestation Over Food Fears

The Chinese government suspended reforestation efforts of marginally salvageable land today due to a fear of food shortages according to a senior government official source. Ironically, the need to forgo a major environmental project due to the urgent need for crop production to feed the world’s largest population shows the key problem in the world’s […]

How To Have A Green Wedding Day?

How To Have A Green Wedding Day?

Instead of a white wedding why not consider having a green one. What better way of starting out a married life than with a clear conscience by helping the planet. You could start by choosing a venue that is totally natural like a beach or forest, or even a socially minded venue like a museum. […]

Microsoft Introduces Power Conservation Website

Microsoft Introduces Power Conservation Website

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its Hohm website designed to help residential power consumers save money and reduce their environmental impact by conserving energy. Microsoft Hohm is a free online beta application that helps you save energy and money. With Microsoft Hohm you can better understand your home energy usage, get recommendations to conserve energy […]

Rattan Furniture Helps The Planet And Poor People

Rattan Furniture Helps The Planet And Poor People

Rattan furniture is not only perfect for garden rooms and patios, it can really add to a Moroccan themed bedroom or dining room. Besides an interesting organic look it is the best possible option for green furniture. In the countries where rattan grows, its increasing popularity means that more third world citizens are able to […]

Sony To Offer Green Mobile Phones

Sony To Offer Green Mobile Phones

Sony Ericsson is set to unveil two new ‘green’ mobile handsets that are made with recycled plastics and solvents that are more environmentally friendly.

Home Produced Power Does Not Need To Cost The Earth

Home Produced Power Does Not Need To Cost The Earth

Most of the population will assume that installing any sort of home based energy source in their new home will be too expensive and quite impractical. However, it does not have to be, many people have homes that are very energy efficient using a variety of natural resources like the sun and the wind. In […]

Green Architecture Is Slowly Becoming The Norm

Green Architecture Is Slowly Becoming The Norm

Designing and ultimately constructing buildings can use up a lot of materials and in some cases create an eyesore in a city of gigantic proportions. ‘Green Architecture’ addresses these issues by using energy saving techniques, materials that are made from natural resources and a more sensitive approach to design. Every area of construction is covered […]

Is Going Green For The Wrong Reasons Still A Good Business Move?

Is Going Green For The Wrong Reasons Still A Good Business Move?

Skeptics would say that the move to greener products is just a new ruse for big manufacturing companies to find a new way to make a lot more money. Helping the environment is a marketing person’s dream, just when they were struggling to invent new ways to sell old products along comes the very real […]