Blue Moon Phenomenon

Tonight, we will be treated to a very rare sight — a blue moon. Ok, so it’s not actually going to be blue. It will look more like the normal, silver grey heavenly beauty that we are accustomed to seeing. However, we should take time to stop an

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Everyday Environmentalist

Following even just one of these tips can help the environment and your company’s pocketbook. You don’t live at your office (although some days it feels like you do), but you can still do your part at work to be as environmentally minded as yo

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Big green ideas

1. Biochar In a nutshell: A way of trapping carbon with “green coal”. The clever bit: Any biomass waste – from wood to peanut shells – releases carbon as it decomposes. But it can be burned in a kiln by pyrolysis (an airless burning techni

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Agriculture and fishing

Our growers benefit More CO2 in the atmosphere boosts plant growth, and could lift cereal yields by up to 20 per cent within 15-35 years. However, for this to happen plants will also need enough soil nutrients and water, which will be a challenge in drier

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“Living Green” coverage:

A laptop uses just a quarter of the power required by a desktop computer. Contaminants are tracked into homes on the soles of shoes. Consider becoming a shoe-free household. Clever designs for shoe storage near the front door can keep entries clutter-free

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Protecting Water for People and Nature

The Conservancy is working to protect rivers, lakes and watersheds; transform the way river systems are managed and developed; and inspire people to get involved. Global demands for food, energy and material goods are putting unprecedented pressure on our

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GREEN FUNERALS

DEATH. Deeeeaaaath. It’s a scary word – and one that the funeral industry tries hard to hide. From polished coffins with brass-look handles, to the hearty pink glow of chemical embalming fluid, the typical funeral can be guilty of cloaking our sorrow

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How to Clean Your Home Naturally Below is an alphabetical list of how to clean anything in your home without using harsh chemicals or commercial products. Before using any cleaning product, natural or not, it’s a good idea to test the surface or fab

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Ways to Green Your Home

1. Switch to Energy Star-rated CFL bulbs, like GHRI fave Satco’s Mini Spiral S6202; they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs. You’ll knock $30 off your electric bill for each bulb over its lifetime. 2. Plant

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Exciting green technologies

1. Smart scooter It’s described as the world’s first “smart scooter” and has been developed to meet the challenges of rapidly expanding cities. The Gogoro Smartscooter is a zero emissions, electric powered two-wheeler designed to b

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Tips for earth-friendly living

At work 1. Ask your employer to consider implementing a policy for compressed work weeks and/or telecommuting. Working four ten-hour days or working from home one or more days a week reduces commuting and traffic, leading to fewer automobile emissions. 2.

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Sustainable Life

Live A More Sustainable Life Wondering what you can do to be more sustainable at home, work and everywhere? Here is our easy list of some small things you can do each day to be more sustainable.  We’ll keep changing it up. @Dartmouth Eat less red meat!

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How Green Are You?

Check out Real Simple‘s carbon facts to see exactly how your (small) actions can make a (big) difference. Your Carbon-Saving Equation See how your earth-friendly measures make a difference: Simply add up the pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) next to th

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Reduce Footprints

Recently, writers of several television programs have announced the end of the series. When asked why, they replied that “it was time”.  That is how I feel about Reduce Footprints … it’s time for me to end the series. It’s b

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Build Wealth By Going Green

You are due extra money this year. It is yours. You’re entitled to it. And it is easy to get it once you know how. And once you know the secret to getting this extra money, you can use it every year for the rest of your life. It is like giving yourself

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Three Steps to Greener Computing

What does it mean to be green? Everyone is always talking about being green without clearly defining what that means. It is even more frustrating when the doctrine of green is constantly preached at us without telling us exactly what it is we ought to be.

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Green Revolution

The term Green Revolution refers to the renovation of agricultural practices beginning in Mexico in the 1940s. Because of its success in producing more agricultural products there, Green Revolution technologies spread worldwide in the 1950s and 1960s, sig

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Bicycles, egg hunts, and garden time!

Twas a full, fun weekend in these parts!  The usual Saturday gardening was on hold due to the ground being much too wet, but Matthew headed out anyway to pick up G after his overnight at Baba’s house.  While there, Matthew picked the first asparagus o

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OFF TO THE MARKETS!

Today I tried my hand at tending a market stall at Watten Estate, for an annual event targetting residents. I participated in a market almost a decade ago on a grass patch where *SCAPE is right now, selling something completely unrelated to gardening

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Hiking On The Path Of Life: The Role Of A Guru

The Solitary Trek The trek up the mountain was fantastic. Clearly a less travelled path, it was nearly taken over by spring blossoms, shoulder-high grasses and bushes. Beneath the growth, the path was barely visible, a narrow dirt trail with loose rocks,

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Recycling Process

What Materials Can Be Recycled? Not sure what items around your house are suitable for recycling? This page will cover all materials that an informed layman and consumer should be aware of regarding most commonly known recyclable materials. We will also d

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Smartphone Trade In – Tips And Advice

We all know in this day and age that to trade in our old Smartphone is a simple task, but the key to success with a trade in of any Smartphone is getting the best possible price for the condition of the phone, and secondary to this is that you will receiv

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