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hemp, organic cotton and bamboo fabric

I’m delighted to have found this company. Hemp fabric, set up by Samantha Pickering, has been around for 2 years. Samantha is full time mum to 4 children and was introduced to the wonders of hemp when she ran a cloth nappies business. She took over the hemp fabric business in February 2006 and stocks…

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Full moon in Aquarius

How often do you get to make someone’s dream come true? Not often I bet. But this morning, dear readers, I wield this enormous power and responsibility by dedicating this post to the honour of The Pseudo Body Politic (TPBP). Do I understand their blog? Not on your nelly, but as they were good enough…

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More Eco loyalty rewards with green vouchers

Every time I fill up my car with diesel I’m given loyalty points. I can exchange these for vouchers from Argos, M&S or virgin airmiles. These don’t exactly inspire me as gifts, but I guess they make useful Christmas presents for some people. Being an ethical gal, I’d like ethical rewards; but then I guess…

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Recycle your rubbish and win some prizes!

Over on My Zero Waste, there is a great incentive to get you recycling more. If you’ve procrastinated about it for some time, know you could do more or are utterly confused by the whole ‘recycle’ theme of life, then now is the time for change! During the first week in September, you can be…

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Camping in gold sandals

Yesterday was beautiful weather; it was the most perfect summer day you could hope for, with temperatures of around 26 degrees and white fluffy clouds. Little Miss Green has been begging to go camping since about March and I promised her as soon as we had a nice summer evening she could camp in the…

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National Parks week

Fancy some pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, a jungle book adventure trail or a teddy bears picnic? Next week is National Parks week (Monday 28th July to Sunday 3rd August 2008) and they are celebrating local Food and Farming. There are 14 beautiful national parks in the UK which have green and natural stretches of countryside…

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Shopping neutral means going green!

According to eBay, Brits are among the savviest shoppers in Europe, second only to Germany. We’ve earned ourselves the title of those who ‘shop neutral’. To ‘shop neutral’ means that we offset our spending by reselling goods online.  In particular, it refers to people who bought and sold on the site within a 10% margin…

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Ecocabs – the environmentally friendly way to travel

I just heard about a fabulous company over in Dublin called Ecocabs. Dublin is hugely congested, and we all know that the problems of global warming and traffic pollution continue to threaten our environment and health. Ecocabs provide a green and alternative form of city transport that is emission-free. They are a fleet of modern…

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Cherry Aid: British cherry Day – July 19th 2008

Tomorrow is Britain’s first Cherry Day, the aptly named ‘Cherry Aid’. What a fabulous celebration that is! Who can resist biting into a fresh, red cherry from it’s beautiful green stalk, dripping with rich juice? Unfortunately, Britain’s orchards need our help. We IMPORT 95% of our cherries and over the past 50 years have lost…

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WIN a luxury weekend break and a People Tree Summer wardrobe

We’ve just got back from a happy time in Devon, and today I found out about a great competition I wanted to share with you. Responsible travel; the travel agents with an eco conscience have teamed up with People Tree; fairtrade clothing pioneers to offer one lucky winner a luxury weekend break for two  in…

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