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A Litre of Light – making a solar light bulb from a PET bottle

This is an effective and cheap way some people are lighting their houses using recycled PET bottles, some water and a little bit of bleach. Imagine what this can do for people that cannot afford, or simply do not have

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological footprint, energy, sustainable living

Earthship: a new way to live

Michael Reynolds is an American architect based  New Mexico known for the design and construction of eartship. He is a proponent of “radically sustainable living”. He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal

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Posted in community, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable buildings, sustainable living, sustainable technologies

Sustainable Offices of the Future

I would like to share a new sustainability initiative the head office at Intrepid Travel has recently implemented. http://www.intrepidtravel.com A few months ago everyone in the office was exposed to a new waste management and recycling system. The new system will

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Population

I purpose a solution to these problems that some might consider against their religion or downright raciest.

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, food, government policy, pollution, sustainable buildings, sustainable development, sustainable living, US politics

Waste management – Biffa proves it’s not simply a load of rubbish!

While considering the business case for sustainable development, I find the story of UK-based waste services company, Biffa, particularly interesting. Biffa began its life as a road haulage company before acquiring a landfill site and moving in to waste management.

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