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April

2010

Miscellaneous

It’s a nice day for a green wedding

Everyone loves a wedding and your own can be the best day of your life. But not everyone stops to think of the impact that their perfect day can have on the planet. Davina Shiell talks to brides who have chosen a green wedding. The average wedding emits around 14.5 tonnes of CO2, much more...

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October

2009

Climate

Living in a chemical world

We are surrounded by thousands of man-made compounds. From the creams we put on our face to the toys our children play with, chemicals have become integral to our lifestyle. But are they safe?[img_assist|nid=299|title=Chemicals|desc=Photo: Barry Smith|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=225] Reports from coalitions of environmental and other groups, including Friends of the Earth, WWF and even the Women’s Institute,...

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October

2009

Miscellaneous

Food tips

In the UK, we import about one third of all our food supplies. Half of all vegetables and 95% of fruit consumed in the UK is from overseas. Buy fruit and vegetables in season that have been grown in the UK.     [img_assist|nid=300|title=Vegetables|desc=|link=none|align=middle|width=450|height=300] Food that is flown into the UK accounts for only 1% of...

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October

2009

Transport

Transport tips

Road transport accounts for around 20% of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK and emissions from cars have been steadily rising over recent times. Around a quarter of all car trips in 2002/03 in Britain were under 2 miles. Get out of your car for at least one out of three journeys of less than...

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October

2009

Energy

Save energy, save money

Cut a third off your energy bills and save the planet at the same time! [img_assist|nid=303|title=Central heating|desc=Central heating. Photo: Mariano Lesser|link=none|align=right|width=204|height=300]Heating Time your heating to go off 30 minutes before you leave the house and come on again 30 minutes before you are due back.Turning your central heating thermostat down by one degree can save...

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October

2009

Waste

Reduce your waste

Here are 20 simple things you can do to cut down on the amount of rubbish you send to landfill and save money at the same time. 1. Think before you print ­ can you read it on screen instead? If you must print, print double sided or on old paper which has been used...

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March

2006

Energy

Submission to Consultation for Green Micropower Bill

Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Association for the Conservation of Energy warmly welcome the proposals set out in the Green Micropower Bill consultation document. We believe that in order to reduce climate change emissions, Scotland must grasp the opportunity which micro-renewables present. In order to do this, the Executive must put the right...