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How Green Is Your Electricity? – Part 1: Electricity

How Green Is Your Electricity? – Part 1: Electricity

Well, it won’t be too long before everyone’s thinking about turning the heating on (some of you may already have done so) but I wonder how many of you ever wonder about where it comes from. In this first article, I’m concentrating on electricity provision. 2020 has been a unique year (not just for the obvious ...

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The Soil As Saviour – By Sharon Duggan

The Soil As Saviour – By Sharon Duggan

Following on from my article on organic gardening in June, I wanted to talk in more depth about something that you may think is boring, but holds the key to so much – soil! If you've got a garden, then that's great (and being able to be in the garden this year especially, has been really important). However, the ...

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Tumble Dryers (for better or for worse)

Tumble Dryers (for better or for worse)

I'm going to own up now - I HATE TUMBLE DRYERS, which is why I've never owned one, but I realise that they're very convenient for a lot of people, especially with larger families. Did you know, however, that turning on a tumble dryer for an hour is the equivalent of turning on 225 light bulbs all at the same time? ...

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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

I’ve been gardening organically for the past 35 years, and thought it might be helpful to talk about it this month. The weather has largely been gorgeous, so what better time to have a re-think about how you garden? Organic gardening (or wildlife gardening) is about working with nature rather than against it - and ...

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A Silver Lining…?

A Silver Lining…?

I hate to say it, but I’ve been expecting something like Coronavirus for decades (well actually, if I’m honest, I’ve been expecting something much worse). Even if this particular virus was an accident, deadly viruses have been on the rise for some decades and virologists and environmental scientists agree (including ...

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Recycling . . . and then There’s Plastic!

Recycling . . . and then  There’s Plastic!

I do quite a bit of public speaking about sustainable living and climate change and one of the main things that people are focused on is plastic. Unfortunately, a lot of these people berate retailers for not providing them with paper bags instead. PLEASE don’t ask retailers to swap plastic for paper – it ...

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CLIMATE SCIENCE 101!

CLIMATE SCIENCE 101!

How to live a greener life . . . Following on from my People Profile in February, I’m now pleased to be writing a monthly article on various aspects of sustainable living as well as straightforward information to help us all get our heads around climate science (don’t panic!). I’m a firm believer that ...

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