Monthly Archives: May 2014

One thing we have learnt this week-recycling

Recycling rates in the UK (particularly England) are flatlining.  So says SITA on yesterdays news (although on their website the story is far older).  Its a mixed picture in some parts of England recycling rates are 70% and in Wales … Continue reading

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Food in War

Food in War Food systems have always come under stress in wars. From the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonians described in II Kings to the scorched earth policy of the Russians in both 1812 and 1941, food has played … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – agrihoods

Agrihoods- neighbourhoods and communities based around (usually) urban farms.  No I’d never heard of them either until this week.  One of the big problems with peak oil is our current food systems oil dependency. We have covered this in our … Continue reading

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peak oil again

Back to peak oil, a few weeks ago I came across this link somewhere.  In it the person called Patrick from Belgium takes you through the steps to calculate peak oil for yourselves using a spreadsheet.  This looked too good … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – crop diversity

I’ve just found a very interesting paper on crop diversity published this year in the journal PNAS.  The authors have assessed the trends in crop diversity over the last 50 years and what they have found is informative and worrying. … Continue reading

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Veg Bag Scheme

Veg Bag Scheme and serving the local community. When you move to a new city, what are some of the first things that you seek to learn about your new home? Maybe, for you, it’s learning about the best local … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – National Climate Assessment

I wonder if the National Climate Assessment a report published by some of America’s leading Scientists will be enough to change sceptics minds, especially I’m sad to say many Christians? The National Climate Assessment says following; “The observed warming and … Continue reading

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Eco-Holiday

Eco-Holiday. After reading Neil and Andy’s book, my wife and I were challenged to rethink some of the consumer decisions we make and the impact they have on God’s world. One suggestion in particular that the book made which was … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – German Energiewende

The German Energiewende or transition to renewables is controversial both at home and abroad.  This blog has detailed some of the issues about what to do with the excess power, although the problems put about by prominent climate sceptics seem … Continue reading

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