Recycling Week! Bring Your Old Phones to London Station!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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“Liverpool Street Station, London” by Ian Carroll, CC BY

This week is Recycling Week. Network Rail and mobile operator O2 have started a great campaign, too. From yesterday you are able to ditch your old mobile devices at the specified recycling points in central London. More specifically – the Liverpool Street station. You have the whole week including Sunday to do so!

As a part of the National Recycle Week there will be recycle tubes sprinkled all around the station. The idea is to have sustainable and secure collection points where you can dispose of your old mobile phones. Of course, the materials will be reused for the creation of various items. Continue reading

Canary Island Gets a Full Eco-Friendly Energy Coverage

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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“El Hierro” by SPOT Satellite, CC BY-SA

The month of May marked a new(ish) era for energy efficiency and ecology alike. The Canary Island El Hierro (also named the “Meridian Island”) went 100% eco-friendly. It is now being powered only by wind and water. How did they achieve this? Mostly by being small, by having the will for it and through European financing. Continue reading

Risk of Malaria in Britain

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

water-butt​The incoming warm weather does not bear only good things. Sadly, it seems as summer draws closer, the risk of tropical diseases like malaria and West Nile Virus becomes greater. It all stems from the newly installed water containers in people’s gardens. It’s fantastic and we absolutely support the idea of rain collection for the sake of saving drinkable water, but there is one rule – Safety first. Continue reading

The Solar Panel Roadways Project

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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How do you do?

I recently came across a very curious publication about a solar panel roadways project. As both you – and us – are striving to make the planet a cleaner and overall a better place to live on, I will convey the most useful parts of information to you. Continue reading

Record Levels of Air Pollution in London Today!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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“London” by David Holt, CC BY-SA 2.0

03 April, 2014. South-East, Greater London and parts of Eastern England woke up to a 9 out of 10 air pollution level. Some of the reasons are well-known, others are still a mystery to those who haven’t read the news. The dangerously high levels of smog have been reached thanks to the usual continent pollution, local emissions, light winds and, surprisingly, dust coming all the way from Sahara. Continue reading

Instructographic: How to Make Your Own Compost Pile

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Compost Pile at Home? Is that even possible? Yes, it is and here is how.

We sure hope you are having a great day. Or evening, for that matter. We are quite happy to announce our first instructographic! We wanted to call it an infographic, but it falls short on statistics and the idea is to learn how to do something, not what percentage of the people in the UK use compost piles. So, if you ordered our spring garden clearance service, this might be a good time to think about composting! Continue reading

Spring Equinox and Gardening

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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“Spring Orchard” by Liz West, CC BY

Officially, the winter is over. That’s right, folks! Spring is here. The day becomes longer, the Sun shows its face more often, the mood gets more cheerful and it’s time to prepare your garden for the upcoming hot months.

Do you know what “equinox” means? It’s derived from the dead Latin language and it means “equal night”. You might have seen the word “nox” used as “poison”, too. Beautiful language. Basically, during the Equinox the Earth’s tilt towards the Sun is non-existent. Both the North and South poles are at an equal distance from the Sun. Continue reading

Generation Awake – What is it About?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Generation Awake LogoHave you ever heard of Generation Awake? We hadn’t either, until a week ago. And we don’t regret one bit! Today we will tell you a bit about their campaign.

It’s a well known fact, that we usually carry on through the day without thinking much of the consequences of our actions. Yes, we have some moralities towards other living beings, but towards the planet we live on? Not much. This is the idea of the Generation Awake campaign – to raise awareness of how you can help keep our home clean and free of rubbish.

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The Largest Solar Plant – Mojave Desert

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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We’ve always thought – aren’t there more ways to produce large-scale, clean electricity? What kinds of alternative energy are there? Thorium reactors? Wind traps (kudos to Frank Herbert)? The future will show. What we know, though, is what the world’s largest solar plant looks like. And it started functioning yesterday!

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