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Carbon Neutral Supermarket Sections 3° (3 replies)

Folks, there is currently no section in a supermarket which allows us consumers to let our feet do the talking on climate change. We really want to get support for the concept of carbon neutral sections - http://www.celsias.com/project/carbon-neutral-supermarket-sections/ This will hopefully start a market imperative and encourage organisations to measure, ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism

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Green Bed 5° (5 replies)

Hello everyone, I'm on the hunt for a new bed and trying to be as clean and green as possible. Does anyone have any companies or products they would recommend? If anyone's bought a new bed recently tips would be appreciated. Many thanks, Annabel

Started by Annabel Youens in September 2008, about Consumerism

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Can Our Economy Grow Forever? 50° (45 replies)

Over the last twenty years the government where I live (Ireland) has put a lot of emphasis on growing our economy. The economy has grown, but has it benefited the average person? Yes, people have more money, bigger houses and more stuff. However, they also have a lot more stress ...

Started by John P. in August 2008, about Consumerism, Economics, Health

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Solar Powered Appliances At Home 2° (2 replies)

I just wanted to see what sort of solar powered appliances people have at home. There seems to be more each year and I was just wondering if there were any items I was missing out on. I'm looking into buying some solar powered Christmas lights this winter - http://www.ukchristmasworld.com/Shop/Outdoor-Christmas-Lights/Solar-Christmas-Lights.html, ...

Started by Blaine C. in September 2012, about Children and Families, Consumerism, Lifestyle & Behavior

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Guilt mitigation 3° (3 replies)

There are a lot of small things we can do to appease our eco-guilt, but are they really effective? Guilt has a purpose: to tell us we're doing the wrong thing and help us correct our behavior. Unfortunately there seem to be far too many things we can do to ...

Started by Charles M. in January 2009, about Consumerism

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Pets have to go? 16° (16 replies)

It is a topic that is near and dear to many people, but one that I find often ignored in conversations of sustainability and environmental responsibility. Should Rover go? The amount of natural resources used to feed, water, tend, and accomodate our domesticated pets is staggering. This combined with the ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Consumerism

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Marketing Renewable Energy Products in a deep recession 2° (2 replies)

I have owned & operated a Renewable Energy company marketing PV Solar, Residential-sized Wind Turbines, Solar water-heaters, and Ground Source Heat-Pumps for the past two (2) years. The first year went better than I anticipated and I made a fair profit. This second year has gone slightly better, but I ...

Started by Chris T. in July 2010, about Consumerism

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The Story Of Stuff 4° (4 replies)

This website takes a deeper look into the lifecycle of consumer products and the effects on the planet. I learned a few things from watching the video and I thought I’d share it with Celsias and see what you guys think. Here’s an excerpt from the site that gives a ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 6° (6 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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Prove it! 3° (3 replies)

Jilly Forster, founder of Sunday Times Best Green Company 2009 winner Forster, believes that communications agencies who advise clients on ‘green’ initiatives have to run their own best practice - or it all means zilch. Do it yourself At Forster, ethics are central to our business. They have been since ...

Started by Jilly F. in May 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Design, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Media, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Solar, Transport, Travel

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