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Can Our Economy Grow Forever? 49° (44 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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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 33° (13 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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Good Food March 2012 - Call for Action! 2° (2 replies)

Good Food, Good Farming - Let’s march to Brussels! www.goodfoodmarch.eu It’s time for fair prices for farmers and shoppers It’s time to take our environment seriously It’s time for food sovereignty It’s time to deliver good food and good farming everywhere Start: End of August 2012 at different locations throughout ...

Started by Good Food March Call for Action in August 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Food, Health, Media, Organic, Permaculture, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transition Towns, Travel

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Does anyone know any great low carb food options for busy people? 4° (4 replies)

I'm trying pretty hard to find somewhere I can buy low carbon food options as I just don't have time to cook myself. What should I do?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Consumerism, Energy Saving, Food, Health

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The future of organic Soy 1° (1 reply)

Just been hearing that the biggest dairy milk producer of North America, after buying most/all soya milk brands there, has just bought Europe's largest producer too. Gameplan seems to be, to next aquire the soy growing areas of SE Asia and then it'll all be tied up. No possibility then, ...

Started by Phil L. in July 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Politics & Government

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New research shows that BT Cotton kills the soil 2° (2 replies)

Recent research by Navdanya, the research organization set up by world renowned scientist Vandana Shiva, has shown that BT Cotton, Mon 810 produced by Monsanto, destroys the ecology of the soil by killing vital microorganisms necessary for the transfer of nutrients from the soil to the plant. Read more at ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 12° (12 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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A Living Nightmare 2° (2 replies)

Imagine London before Dickens, before King Henry the VIII, in the 14th century. Teeming with the great unwashed, rivers of sewage in the streets. Now imagine London with even more people, unable to leave their homes. Now the rivers of sewage are underfoot at the kitchen table, in the bedroom, ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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