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The Future of Responsible Business

The Future of Responsible Business: The importance of values in raising the next generation of ethical entrepreneurs Helping parents, carers, and educators nurture an enterprising mindset in children from a young age is crucial both to their current and future happiness but also to the development of a ‘can-do’ attitude to life problems and opportunities. [...]

Bicycle. Bicycle!

In the warmth of summer I bought a bicycle. I was smitten with my purchase: an absolute bargain I’d found on Gumtree and travelled (rather traumatically) into the depths of Thurrock to retrieve.    En route to each destination its raised handlebars gave me a ladylike and graceful silhouette. The envy of all onlookers as I [...]

A song for Global Warming

More than 340 different green, environmental, conservation, organic, wildlife, recycling organisations – including the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Christian Ecology, Transition Voice, Fossil Free Yale, BBC Gardeners World, Organic Council of Ontario, Sumo Wholefoods, – in 31 countries like the lyrics to the Global Warming song – now it’s on YouTube!

Energy saving measures boost house prices

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England

Could our clothes make our air crystal clean?

Clean clothes took on a whole new meaning for me this week. As usual I had the TV ‘on in the background’ on Monday night, not really paying it much attention, that is until I heard the term ‘pollution-eating fabric’. No, I wasn’t watching Doctor Who, I was tuned in to Bang Goes the Theory. [...]

5 Tips For Sustainable Gardening

In recent years, in addition to the general focus on spring gardening, there has been increased attention directed toward ways in which this activity can be made more sustainable. Environmental efforts are gaining ground worldwide, and you can contribute in your own way by making a few simple changes to how you manage your garden. Here are five sustainable gardening tips to help get you started!

Huge benefits from just a tiny bit of green!

In the Countryside at this time of year, when the winter seems reluctant to leave us, many of us feel a bit down and can’t wait to get out into the countryside to breathe in the fresh air and generally soak up what the natural world has to offer. I guess we know that being in touch with the natural world puts a spring in our step and often makes us feel physically and emotionally better and spiritually uplifted.

Mystical woodlands supporting the UK economy.

I had never thought about the financial implications of letting nature run wild before, and I’d certainly never thought about trees in terms of an industry. But after many informative chats with arborists I began to understand the environmental and economic importance of ‘managing’ nature. I now appreciate that sustainably managed forests are as important as England’s wild and rambling woods. They don’t just help prevent damage to our eco-system; they also play a vital role in our economy.

Eco Materials suitable for making fitted furniture.

Tristan Titeux is on a mission to create beautiful, fitted furniture in the most environmentally friendly way possible. As he researches the environmental impacts of various materials he wants to share that information, and this is the start of a series of blogs. He starts by focusing on MDF.

Security alarm!!

I had a meeting recently with Stuart Smith of Quadrant Security in Basildon. I was shocked when Stuart told me about local companies who are selling the same home alarm system as he does, but then locking customers in to a five year service contract costing thousands of pounds.