No profit in a dead world
Apr09

No profit in a dead world

You may have come across a story from the BBC recently about housing and property developers covering trees and hedges with netting. Jeremy Vine also tweeted about it and in having a look online, I saw that this practice has actually been going on for ages. Maybe people didn’t understand what it was all about before now. Maybe more contractors are using this technique or maybe the country is so swamped with new houses going up in this...

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Gardening to encourage wildlife
Mar20

Gardening to encourage wildlife

It will soon be time to start thinking about the garden. Whether you have a field, a small patch or a balcony, there are things that experts recommend each of us plant on our little piece of nature that are beneficial for wildlife. If you’re lucky enough to have a sizable garden, then creating different areas is a great way to encourage all sorts of creatures into your space. Leaving leaf and wood piles is helpful for hedgehogs whose...

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Eco-friendly shouldn’t be an Alternative
Feb26

Eco-friendly shouldn’t be an Alternative

I have been doing a fair bit of research into alternatives. I made the point recently that ethical or eco-friendly alternatives shouldn’t actually be alternatives, they should be the norm and not cost double the price of standard products. I still stand by this and it makes me cross that a bottle of shampoo that contains no harsh chemicals, that is better for my health and that of the environment, is five times the price of a standard...

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Green Issues: A little here and there is getting us nowhere
Jan29

Green Issues: A little here and there is getting us nowhere

Last edition I spoke about some of the positive things that came out of 2018 by certain people’s intentions and actions to make a difference to the natural environment around them. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about this since and I don’t mind admitting, it’s pretty overwhelming. I’ve always been an advocate of doing what you can, when you can. Unfortunately, money has always played a big part in living ‘environmentally...

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Resolve to save the planet

Many people talk about new year’s resolutions at this time of year. I understand it to some degree, but for me, if you see something that you would like to change, do more of, do less of and know it’s something good, then doing it any time of the year is good! I would like to have a look back over 2018 and talk about the environmental successes of those people, projects and organisations who started their campaigns and had, and kept,...

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