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busIt’s time for my roundup of some of the world’s green stories.

Here you’ll find stories about reducing your carbon footprint, conserving water, green technology or natural health.

Free sustainable travel for a year

A bus company is encouraging drivers to scrap their old cars in return for free use of its bus network for a year!

The ‘Really Green Car Scrappage Scheme’ has been launched on the Isle of Wight and will allow island residents to swap an old car, scooter, moped or van for a ticket to use on Southern Vectis for 12 months – worth up to £720.

Bus company asks drivers to scrap car for bus

ideas for work at home Mums

Are you a Mum who wants to work from home? Over on NAP Fantastic, you’ll find five suggestions for how to earn money while staying at home with your children.

It’s the perfect solution for families who need to earn money, but realise the importance of raising children in a peaceful and loving environment.

Read “Interested in being a WAHM?” for inspiration.

Tesco to use biomass

Tesco’s recently opened Teesport warehouse facility is to be powered entirely by biomass.

The Tees Renewable Energy Plant will burn woodchip to generate electricity for the equivalent of 600,000 homes, 24 hours a day. The woodchip will be imported by ship from sustainable and certified forestry sources primarily from Europe and America, and this stock will be continually replenished as it is used.
The station will help to meet the UK’s renewable energy target of 20 per cent by 2020, accounting for around 5.5 per cent of the renewables target, saving around 1.2million tonnes of CO2 per year.

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