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16 October 2008 @ 06:37 pm
Check out Free Poverty, good for the world, good for your geography.

Also, this is AWESOME: 80% Cuts. I actually cheered!!
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

This is a very good representation of the things to come, and what we can do about it.

Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip
~ Henry David Thoreau

This is fantastic. It's quite long but it's really worth it, and you can watch it in parts.

The Story of Stuff
07 September 2008 @ 11:30 am
This site looks interesting, it's talking about personal carbon capture and storage as a strategy to prevent climate change:

"The COyou2 patented technology works by filtering the air you breathe out, capturing the carbon in a convenient lightweight backpack.

As you breathe out into the tube, the carbon dioxide passes through a solution of ammonium nitrate and the reaction allows the carbon to be isolated. The carbon is then stored in exchangeable inner bags that can then be sequestered in any nearby location including your own backyard."

I've just ordered a catalogue, it's definitely worth checking out, after all, every little thing makes a difference. I never thought about human beings as being responsible for major carbon emissions.

What do you guys think?
07 July 2008 @ 02:43 pm
Instead of using an ice box (those blue boxes you freeze before putting in your lunch box to keep stuff cool and musn't drink) why not use orange juice?

Sounds insane, as most things do, but if you get an orange carton (those mini ones) and freeze it not only have you got an equivical ice box to keep you sandwiches cool in summer, you also have a refreshingly cool drink! This way the chemicals that are used to produce the ice boxes and are contained within them are reduced.

If you want to be even greener, why not freeze your water bottle instead? This way you are reducing the carbon miles caused by importing the oranges and instead of using tetra pak that cannot be wildly recycled you are using a plastic bottle or container that you can recycle or continue using again.
19 June 2008 @ 09:24 pm
Yep, What to do with old CDs, or those annoying AOL freebie CDs, make them into something awesome cool!

Yes it is slightly debatable whether this is 'green', because despite the fact it's recycling the energy requirements kind of negate that. emsana told me to post here and she's the boss :)Maybe you'll get inspired to do more 'green' things, with crap you find round the house.

What to do:

1. (optional) Putr in the microwave for a few seconds, this gives the CDs a funky cracked/crackled effect. WARNING - this is bad for your microwave, only put in for a few secons, about 5 at max. Afterward put a mug of water in for about a minute to absorb nasty fumes etc.

2. Turn the oven up to full and leave to heat up. Cut the CDs into interesting shapes.

3. Put in the oven, on a tray for a few minites, how long depends on your oven, but when mine were in too long I got loads of air bubbles and couldn't see the irridesent CD effect, so test a few times with teh oven to get the best time.

4. Glue your shapes together in interesting designs, with super glue or a glue gun, or leave as they are.

5. Drill a hole so they can be hung on a necklace or as earings.

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19 June 2008 @ 07:47 pm
This is tye dying but with a difference. Instead of manufactured dyes you use your general household tea! Instructions are in the cut along with some images so dial-up beware!

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