Let’s banish the ghosts of the past and do better on waste in future

Nearly 175 years ago, Charles Dickens ‘invented’ the modern holiday of Christmas through A Christmas Carol, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from miser to the embodiment of festive generosity. The story has been credited with cementing in place many of the traditions we continue to observe to this day, including holding a family feast of seasonal food and drink.

Now renewables are the cheapest source of energy, it’s time to rethink UK policy

The results of the yesterday’s government auction for renewables procurement has taken the entire energy sector by surprise. Clearing 860 MW at £75/MWh in 2021 and 2.3 GW at £57/MWh in 2022, it revealed that the cost of offshore wind has dropped by 65 per cent in under five years. This result comes close on the heels of a report

How to Find the Natural Deodorant that Works For You

lakdjf (no follow links, mailing list link) Slowly but surely you’ve been switching over your beauty and personal care routine to non-toxic products (link) – but there’s one area that you haven’t quite mastered yet: DEODORANT. And I know exactly why. Deodorant is one thing you just don’t want to mess with….Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

A green Brexit?

The fact that the summer of 2017 is turning out to be one of the hottest on record was not apparent in WWF’s Living Planet Centre today as Michael Gove set out his first public speech on the environment since becoming secretary of state. As one of the most energy efficient buildings in Europe, heat pumps are engaged to transport

How much does a healthy vaporizer cost?

Just like anything else, there are cheap ones and then there are expensive items. The cheap vaporizers cost $70 or so, while the expensive models can set you back by upwards of $200. Products belonging to the different vape mods can differ in terms of build, with the expensive ones usually made of steel. They also differ in terms of what you can use to vape. Usually, with the more affordable ones, you are limited to e-liquids stored in cartridges.With the high-end items, you can smoke dry herbs, dried wax, and e-liquids.

How clean or green is wind power? Setting the record straight

This post is by Chaitanya Kumar, senior policy adviser on energy at Green Alliance. A recent article in the Spectator, by Matt Ridley, has challenged the importance of wind energy in the national and global energy mix, dismissing it as irrelevant and saying that it causes greater environmental damage than we are willing to acknowledge. The author’s initial source is

The government should publish its environment plans without further delay

This post is by Richard Benwell, head of government affairs at WWT. The government has published its Industrial Strategy, its Housing White Paper and its Digital Plan, but three flagship environmental promises remain mired in Whitehall wrangling: the 25 year environment plan, the 25 year food and farming plan and the clean growth plan are all delayed. These strategies are

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Nonfatal Workplace Injuries Cost $60 Billion A Year, Reports Liberty Mutual

Workplace injuries are costly, not just to employees who may miss work but to businesses that lose the ultimate productivity. That’s the finding of the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, which found that nonfatal injuries are costing about $60 billion to the workers comp system a year. The insurer list what it says are the top 10 causes for injury, according to EHS Today. The biggest one is “overexertion” in an outdoor setting, which specifically refers to “lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects.” That cost business nearly $14 billion a year, or 23% of the total cost. The next leading factors are falls, either to the same level or one

A new opportunity to protect our environment as we leave the EU

This post is by Kit Malthouse MP. It first appeared on Conservative Home. “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos

India Targets To Add 42.6 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Over Next 2 Years

India plans to add 12 GW solar power, 4 GW wind energy, 500 MW biomass-based power and 225 MW small hydro power capacity between April 2016 and March India Targets To Add 42.6 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Over Next 2 Years was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free)

Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Will Have Global Consequences

A new study finds that extreme temperatures in the Arctic are leading to rapid melting of the polar ice cap and the sea ice around it. Scientists warn the melting could effect weather patterns around the globe. Loss Of Arctic Sea Ice Will Have Global Consequences was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more

Republicans Declare Total War On America In 2016 Election

The 2016 election is critical to America. Republicans have declared war on the country. Only your vote can stop it. Republicans Declare Total War On America In 2016 Election was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Conference diary: a bird’s eye view from Birmingham

I used to work for a conservation charity famous for protecting birds and once, on a call, a woman used the phrase “let’s kill two birds with one stone, here�. I barely noticed what she’d said (it was water off a duck’s back to me) but the caller got so embarrassed that she garbled an

India Mulls Penalties To Curb Renewable Energy Curtailment

In yet another move aimed at giving relief to the renewable energy project developers, the Indian government is looking to implement additional measures to to ensure utilities acquire electricity from renewable energy projects. Speaking at an event recently, India’s minister for power, coal and renewable energy Piyush Goyal announced that the government is looking at [&hellip India Mulls Penalties To Curb Renewable Energy Curtailment was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

India’s Madhya Pradesh Eyes 2.2 GW With New Rooftop Solar Power Policy

Another Indian state has approved a rooftop solar power policy with a target to contribute towards the ambitious target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar power capacity in the country by March 2022. The government of Madhya Pradesh has approved a rooftop solar power policy with incentives for consumers who wish to install small solar [&hellip India’s Madhya Pradesh Eyes 2.2 GW With New Rooftop Solar Power Policy was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free)

Get ready for an “EPIC” summer blockbuster with Team ENERGY STAR!

There are many ways we can save energy every day! Join Team ENERGY STAR and you can help protect the planet by saving energy. Epic which will arrive in theaters Memorial Day weekend, helps teach kids an important environmental message that, “Protecting the planet is cool.”  Epic the upcoming 3D movie, “tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl gets magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a heroic team to save their world… and ours.”  It is based on William Joyce’s children book The Leaf

Soapwort Laundry Detergent Recipe for Delicates & Regular Wash

Are you afraid to wash your hand washables?  Not feeling the Woolite these days?  I don’t blame you.  This product received a D rating on Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.  What if I told you there is an herb that is a natural soap and gentle on your clothing?  Yep, we talked about it previously in this article.  Just in case you missed it, welcome to soapwort–nature’s gentle cleaner!  And I have you covered with a a soapwort laundry detergent  recipe for both delicate and regular clothing. Just to make sure the recipes I saw online worked, I tried washing one of my delicate shirts in

Empowering women will put us on a faster track to sustainability

; This post is by Jenny Hawley,  freelance consultant and the editor of Why women will save the planet.  Sexism and gender equality are hot topics in business, the media and politics, and women’s empowerment is widely recognised as critical … Continue reading →

How to Store Dried Herbs

Since I started growing and harvesting my own herbs, I have learned a trick or two on how to preserve them for optimal use. Believe me, you don’t want washed up looking or tasteless herbs.  Here are 5 tips on how to store dried herbs. If you don’t grow your own, I will also provide tips where to buy them. How to Store Dried Herbs Don’t Cut Your Herbs Before You Use Them: Most of the herbs you buy at the store are tasteless compared to freshly

How to Grow Calendula: Everything You Need to Know

Calendula is one my favorite flowers.  It is one of those plants you want to add to your garden.  Not only do the bees and butterflies love it, it makes a wonderful salve and tea.  So,  let me show you how to grow calendula.  I got you covered from A to Z about this plant. Tell Me More About Calendula: Calendula (calendula officinalis) is an annual that is easy to grow and subsequently, re-seeds itself.  It can grow from 8 to 24 inches.  If you have a small garden area or want to grow it in pots, you might like Botanical Interest’s Daisy Oops variety which grows to 8 inches in height. Its other name is pot marigold although it isn&#

What I want for London: more efficient buildings

This week we published Greener London, with eight other leading environment groups, setting out 20 practical actions for the next mayor of London. Tomorrow, mayoral candidates will be quizzed by Londoners at our Greener London hustings.  We’ve asked people working at organisations active … Continue reading →

Four lessons for young women working to save the world

When my colleague Amy announced that she had helped to put together an event for women just starting out their careers in the sustainability sector, I was hesitant to apply. Despite fitting the bill as an applicant, I didn’t feel … Continue reading →