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John Healey: Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future – Corporate – Communities and Local Government

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

John Healey: Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future – Corporate – Communities and Local Government: “Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future
Published 17 November 2009
Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has today launched measures to cut carbon emissions by overhauling the planning system.
In proposals published today for consultation, homeowners, developers […]

12 policies to save the climate and our planet | Greenpeace UK

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

12 policies to save the climate and our planet | Greenpeace UK: “12 policies to save the climate and our planet
Posted by John Sauven on 11 October 2009.
With parliament coming back, a general election looming and the Copenhagen climate summit just weeks away, this is the time for rhetoric to stop and action to start. […]

Sainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit | Greenpeace UK

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Sainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit | Greenpeace UK: “ainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit
Posted by christian on 16 November 2009.
Sainsburys
A major UK supermarket is going to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by almost a third by changing just one thing about the way they do business. […]

Greens want safe renewable power, not new nuclear plants

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Greens want safe renewable power, not new nuclear plants

via Green Party News by Green Party on 11/9/09

In reponse to Ed Miliband’s announcement of ten proposed new nuclear power stations, Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, said:
"Bypassing the planning system in this way — through the National Infrastructure Commission — is bad news for democracy […]

Restrictive laws wall off hemp bricks

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I never knew hemp was so useful…

Restrictive laws wall off hemp bricks

via Super Eco News Feed by Lisa Poisso on 11/5/09

Assess for us, if you would, the qualities of this sustainable construction material:

Bio-negative manufacturing (more carbon dioxide is locked up in the process of growing and harvesting the component materials than is released during […]

Are John Crane’s Branching Out Toys Green and Ethically Produced?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

It’s always good to get positive feedback on the Great Green Toys website and answer any questions from would be customers about our children’s toys. We had a lovely email today from Christine saying:

“Hi, I am interested in the Petite Cuisine. Can you let me know where it was manufactured and whether it was sweatshop-free? […]




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