Say no to fracking by switching to renewables

On 6th October the government gave fracking the go ahead in Lancashire. This decision was in spite of fracking not being wanted or approved locally and is extremely concerning for the future of fracking related decisions in this county.  Fracking is an environmental nightmare in lots of ways and it puts drinking water in the areas
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Help get plastic microbeads banned!

Plastic that is designed to be used once or twice and then thrown away is a massive problem. It can kill wildlife big and small, as well as get into the food chain and has accumulated in our oceans on a grand scale. Just as frightening as the large plastic that gets into our waterways
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The Rubbish Diet Spring Clean Challenge and Zero Waste Week 2014

The Rubbish Diet is challenging people to do their spring cleaning without throwing anything away and for anyone wanting to take things further Zero Waste Week 2014 is coming up where the challenge is ‘to do one more thing’.  I did the Rubbish Diet back in January / February time (see more about that here) and
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The things I have learned about China….

On the weekend our foreign student who has been living in our house will be heading back to China after four weeks with us.  During the time she has been with us, she has taught me a lot about China and how different everything is there.  In particular there are a few things which I found really
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