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(UK) Freecycle Groups

(UK) Freecycle Groups
The worldwide Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. Our goal is to keep usable items out of landfills. By using what we already have on this earth, we reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using Freecycle is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need and promote community involvement in the process.

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green family living Domes are common public structures, being used in government legislature buildings, sports complexes and religious buildings…even as covers for road salt. As homes, they are less common, although the igloo is a notable exception. And that’s too bad, because domes are incredibly strong structures that enclose a volume of space more economically than conventional architecture that is based on squares and rectangles. In a dome, the roof and exterior walls are integrated into a continuous curved surface, which removes the need for the space- and material-wasting interior support walls and attic.

Campaign against Climate Change The Campaign against Climate Change brings people together to push for the urgent and resolute action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate. Philosophy Here in the UK the CCC directed its campaigning efforts for many years against the Bush administration in the US because it was the biggest block on any kind of progress towards such an agreement. At the same time we recognise that the UK is amongst the world's richer and longest-industrialised countries whose high-consuming lifestyles and consequent high current and historical emissions of carbon dioxide are the major cause of climate change which will impact hardest and most immediately on the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Online Eco Resources Home » Events Featured Events Freeganism Freeganism is the practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded. Freegans and freeganism are often seen as part of a wider "anti-consumerist" ideology, and freegans often employ a range of alternative living strategies based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans "embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed."[1] Practices[edit]

Bottled water, an environmentally destructive product. A recent report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) details that of the 170 bottled water brands sold in the U.S., only three companies provide consumers with information pertaining to water source, purification methods and remaining contaminants. The report further emphasized that Nestlé’s Pure Life Purified Water is the only one of the top 10 domestic brands that readily offers this information. Why the ambiguity of it all? EWG Research Analyst Nneka Leiba explained: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency that regulates bottled water, does not require bottle water manufacturers to disclose the geographic source of their products on their labels or on their website.” Yet, oddly enough, it’s the source of the water that plays a role in contaminant levels, and that’s why activists within EWG are sounding the whistle.

101 Ways To Heal The Earth What can one person do to avert climate change? The answer is: a lot. This list of 101 suggestions doesn’t begin to exhaust the possibilities; use it as a creative jumping off point and come up with your own ways to make an impact. The unifying themes here are changes in lifestyle that: (1) reduce energy usage and slow down the fires of industrialism; (2) protect and restore the environment so that its climate-stabilizing mechanisms are preserved; (3) increase individual participation in governmental and economic decisions; and (4) facilitate a deep personal commitment to caring for the Earth. The point is not to feel guilty for not doing all 101, but to use this list to empower yourself and your friends to take action.

Ethical Gift shopping. The gift that gives more Let’s buy less mass produced goods for a change and whenever possible, buy more ethical, fair trade ecological and hand made goods, especially when they are so much more fun to us and so much more helpful to the people who make their life livable by crafting them. Just have a look at Gifts With Humanity webpage and you’ll have a surprisingly interesting, inspiring journey through a good selection of Unique Handmade Gifts and Jewelry. 100% Fair Trade!. Gifts With Humanity is a retailer of 100% Fair Trade, often recycled and eco friendly products. Gifts with Humanity is a business born out of a wake-up-one-day-and-realize-it-was-time-to-live-differently moment. They import all their products directly from the artisans thus being able to to offer us a unique selection of handmade gift and jewelry items from 20 countries.

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Pilesgrove could host greenhouse facility that produces sustainable electricity Pictured is an approximate plan of what the new site in Pilesgrove Township could look like following construction. (Submitted Photo) PILESGROVE TWP. — The township could be home to a new and unique facility that produces sustainable fuel and generates electricity using a water plant. The Behrens Energy, Agriculture, and Robotics Group is behind the project and are hoping to put a pyramid-shaped greenhouse structure on a piece of land in Pilesgrove to create and sell electricity. Power is created through a plant that floats on water — the duckweed. Duckweed is converted into methane, which is then used for electricity.