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Guilt mitigation 2° (2 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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Solar Powered Appliances At Home 1° (1 reply)

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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Steel Can Labels 1° (1 reply)

The little known fact about steel (tin) can recycling that could make a big difference. Who among you would like to help save a million trees a year? What if I told you that saving those million trees could also eliminate the CO2 from 10,000 average American cars? Do I ...

Started by Steve N. in February 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Emissions, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Smart Growth

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Musings on science, religion, and Us 1° (1 reply)

I was listening to a lecture/conversation between Wes Jackson of the Land Institute and Wendell Berry this morning and the topic wandered to science and it's mandate. To paraphrase, science doesn't decide what's good, culture does that, within culture religion has largely had a monopoly on that word, that task, ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Philosophy & Religion

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i might of mis understood 1° (1 reply)

ning of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP14). The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership ...

Started by Samantha N. in December 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Computing, Consumerism, Deforestation, Design, Economics, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Food, Genetic Modification, Global Dimming, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Logging, Media, Nuclear, Organic, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Solar, Transport, Travel, War, Water

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Marketing Renewable Energy Products in a deep recession 0° (no 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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Carbon Neutral Supermarket Sections 0° (no 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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Prove it! 0° (no 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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Make that old computer feel like a new one 0° (no replies)

Apart from fashion goods, nothing in our society gets obsoleted faster than computers. Most computers don't die, they just get too bogged down by modern bloaty software to be as responsive as we'd like and this causes them to end up being dumped in favour of something a bit faster. ...

Started by Charles M. in March 2009, about Computing, Consumerism, Recycling

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