Global events

The Buteyko method – An alternative treatment for asthma

4th may 2010 is World Asthma day. Asthma is on the increase in the industrialised countries of the world. According to Asthma UK, 5.4m people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, while 16 million people suffer from it in the US. Half the children with mild asthma will improve and “grow out…

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International downshifting week 24th – 30th April 2010

Welcome to International Downshifting week! Are you hankering after a slower pace of life, more meaning or living a life that is more in alignment with your values? Then Downshifting week is for you! Downshifting week was created by Tracey Smith, author of “Book of rubbish ideas”. She realised she wanted to live more sustainably,…

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The Biggest Climate awareness campaign ever

You know what I’m talking about, right? Yes, it’s time for Earth Hour. On Saturday 27th March at 8:30pm your local time, you’re invited to the biggest celebration on the earth. All you have to do to participate is switch off your lights for an hour! The World Wildlife Fund want a billion people to…

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Timberland Earthkeepers

You might remember a few months ago, I told you about one of my favourite blogs, The Green Familia. It’s run by Brenda Cuby who is passionate and energetic about her mission to help us all go green. Well I’m really excited to be sharing a guest post by Brenda today! Brenda likes to try…

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Fairtrade fortnight 22nd Feb – 7 March 2010

The Fairtrade foundation are asking the nation to join in with one of the biggest swaps during Fairtrade fortnight! The idea is that you vote with your money and make a stand for fairtrade by swapping your usual purchases for fairtrade alternatives. They are hoping to get us to pledge 1 million swaps which will…

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random acts of kindness week runs from Feb 15-21st. This is your opportunity to share love and kindness with the environment, your friends, neighbours, family, colleagues and complete strangers. There are so many things you can do, from surprising your neighbours with home baking, taking flowers to work for your colleagues to enjoy, calling or…

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National story telling week 2010

I discovered last night that this week is national storytelling week. This reminded me of something that happened 3 years ago, when Little miss green was at school. She was sent home with a book to read with me, which we dutifully did.

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Kit Kat goes Fairtrade

Back in March 2009, Cadbury announced this it’s Dairy Milk bars would be made with Fairtrade cocoa. Now nestle have followed suit by turning the nation’s favourite chocolate biscuit bar, the Kit Kat, into a fairtrade indulgence. From next January, Kit Kat will bear the fair trade logo which ensures African farmers get more for…

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A call to action to change the future of our planet

Within the next few days, 110 world leaders arrive in Copenhagen for 60 hours of negotiations It’s time to add your voice to get leaders to act for a real deal on climate change. Avaaz (an independent, not-for-profit global campaigning organization that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform…

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