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Monday, 8th August 2011
Tony Rollinson
A new report by Mintel shows that the British public are taking a significant step away from costly tumble dryers, washer dryers and washing machines and embracing the old fashioned washing line and...
 
Friday, 5th August 2011
Tony Rollinson
The controversial Sellafield nuclear fuel plant has closed, just 10 years since it was commissioned in the 1990s. The plant opened in 2001 and in that time it has made just 15 tons of fuel at a cost...
 
Wednesday, 3rd August 2011
Tony Rollinson
This year the Pleasance Theatre, the biggest venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will accurately measure its environmental footprint and set out a strategy to reduce that impact with help from...
 
Tuesday, 2nd August 2011
Tony Rollinson
Over the weekend, a piece in The Guardian by Rupert Jones looked at the virtues of not-for-profit co-operative living. A diverse group of eight people in Walthamstow east London have set up The Drive...
 
Thursday, 28th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
Today's New York Times, Thursday 28th July 2011, has a major permaculture feature written by Michael Tortorello. The piece has an overview of the history of permaculture, the ethics and principles...
 
Thursday, 28th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
Green energy company Ecotricity will have installed free power points at 12 Welcome Break service stations around the UK by September 2011. A further will 17 follow later in the year. It means the UK...
 
Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
There are of course many natural ways to keep fit besides aiming to be a London 2012 Olympic athlete – as permaculturists we may already see our own gardening as a very natural way to be healthy. But...
 
Tuesday, 26th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
A survey of over 34,000 people by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that people in the UK believe their well-being should be measured in terms of health, family and friends and job...
 
Monday, 25th July 2011
Tony Rollinson
This morning Adrian Barlow, the chief executive of the Trade Association for English Apples and Pears, was on BBC's Radio 4 Today programme. He was enthusiastically speaking about how peoples...
 
Friday, 22nd July 2011
Tony Rollinson & Maddy Harland
In response to yesterday’s request for stories that are grabbing your attention, one of our reader’s pointed out a terrific piece by Geoffrey Lean of The Daily Telegraph Saturday, 16th July 2011....
 

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