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Urban farming offers green benefits

Urban farming offers green benefits

Posted Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:33:00 GMT by John Dean

Work by a team of researchers has suggested that increasing levels of urban agriculture are having a beneficial effect on the environment by reducing vehicle emissions and reducing landfill waste. Worldwatch says that 800 million people worldwide are engaged in urban agriculture, producing 15-20 per cent of the world's food.

Urban farming offers green benefits

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:16:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Don't bring your own toilet paper is the message from 2011 Glastonbury Festival organisers who are giving away 100,000 100% recycled loo rolls of their own this year. This year, toilet tissue makers Nouvelle are partnering with Britain's biggest festival to provide free loo rolls around the massive Worthy Farm site.

2011 Glastonbury Festival to be 'greenest ever' with loo rolls for all

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 16:08:00 GMT by Nick St Clair

How Cuba's economic woes have forced its people to recycle and conserve energy with almost revolutionary fervour. Whether the blame lies with America's 60 year old trade embargo or just bad government, the fact is that for decades the people of Cuba have had to learn how to cope with limited resources.

Cuba! Revolutionary recyclers

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:49:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

24 Hours of continuous TV raises funds to fit villages with solar electricity. The Greenathon started at 7pm on Sat 4th June and was transmitted live continuously until 7:00pm on 5th June. The Greenathon is sponsored by Toyota and broadcast by India's NDTV company and was viewed all over the world.

India Boosts World Environment Day with a Greenathon

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:39:47 GMT by Julian Jackson

London's Regent's Park hears vibrant festival sound-system powered by bicycles. Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th June, thousands of visitors flocked to this huge and very enjoyable Green Fair for its 18th season. The weather on Saturday was particularly sunny, not always guaranteed in Britain!

Green Fair Celebrates Pedal-Powered Music

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Posted Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:14:01 GMT by Nick St Clair

How Costa Rica, a small developing country is leading the way in green and sustainable practices, while still growing its economy.

Costa Rica, a developing country that has developed a blueprint for a sustainable future

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 11:19:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

''The food system is pretty well bust in the world'', says Oxfam Chief Executive Barbara Stocking. A broken food system, together with environmental crises, are creating millions more hungry people. At the start of 2011, there were 925 million hungry people worldwide, but this number could peak to one billion by the end of this year.

Food system broken, Oxfam warns

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 13:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

New Delhi host World Environment Day on the 5th June 2011. It's an event that has taken place every year since 1973 and just one way in which the UN promotes awareness of environmental issues in the global community. More significantly, it's a day when the people of the world are encouraged to come together and work towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

What are you doing for World Environment Day on 5th June?

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 08:38:00 GMT by Miklos Horvath

In 2007, the management of the Town Hall of Leiden, which provides public services to its citizens and hosts many offices, decided to join an energy-saving program that was partially funded by the European Community. The objective of this program is to reduce energy consumption by changing employee behavior.

Energy Saving Project at Leiden Town Hall

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:34:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

A review of the film, ''The Clean Bin Project,'' which will be shown at this year's Projecting Change festival on May 27, 2011. The Clean Bin Project shines a light on the dirty under belly of garbage. How to reduce our production of this all consuming waste will become one of the critical questions of our age.

Film Review: The Clean Bin Project

Film Review: What's On Your Plate?

Film Review: What's On Your Plate?

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:21:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Film review of ''What's On Your Plate?'' which will be shown at the Projecting Change 2011 festival on May 27th. With the rise of childhood obesity and diabetes in America the relationship children have with their food is becoming ever more important.

Film Review: What's On Your Plate?

Projecting Change 2011 Film Festival and Conference

Projecting Change 2011 Film Festival and Conference

Posted Sat, 21 May 2011 10:29:25 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Projecting Change is an environmental film festival and conference that will be held from May 26th through the 29th in Vancouver, Canada. This year's event will be hosted by SFU Woodwards Goldcorp's Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. Organizers are expecting more than 3,500 guests to attend the festivities.

Projecting Change 2011 Film Festival and Conference

What car-drivers value in 'going electric'

What car-drivers value in 'going electric'

Posted Fri, 20 May 2011 07:37:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Turning the electric car into a realistic solution, to private transport emissions woes, requires a much broader sell than today's 'boutique' e-car offerings. And two new studies offer a potentially rich marketing seam for auto-manufacturers - showing how much buyers will pay for improved features, and how many drivers are 'e-car ready' with their current driving habits.

What car-drivers value in 'going electric'

Authors challenge basis of US environmental education

Authors challenge basis of US environmental education

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 10:08:04 GMT by John Dean

Two American authors have challenged the way schools teach children about the environment and have argued that widespread change is needed. Conservationist Charles Saylan and university life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein, from UCLA, have made their comments in their book The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It).

Authors challenge basis of US environmental education

Current Study Aims to Create New Voluntourism Guidelines

Current Study Aims to Create New Voluntourism Guidelines

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 09:31:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Study in progress aims to devise new guidelines for voluntourism programs. Voluntourism in its simplest sense is volunteering while traveling. Volunteers in such programs frequently participate in environmental or social welfare projects. But such travel is not necessarily beneficial to local communities, environments, or travelers, researchers and industry professionals have long asserted.

Current Study Aims to Create New Voluntourism Guidelines

10th anniversary for Green Festival in 2011, Chicago event May 14th and 15th

10th anniversary for Green Festival in 2011, Chicago event May 14th and 15th

Posted Sun, 08 May 2011 10:00:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Held on May 14th and 15th, the 2011 Chicago Green Festival is poised for success. Green Festival is a joint project of Green America and Global Exchange, two cutting-edge nonprofits that have been dedicated to furthering environmental and social concerns for nearly 30 years.

10th anniversary for Green Festival in 2011, Chicago event May 14th and 15th

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RecycleMania Wraps Up 11th Annual Recycling Competition at 630 College Campuses

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