Monthly Archives: March 2015

One thing we have learnt this week- UK greenhouse emissions fell last year

          According to government statistics released this week UK greenhouse emissions fell last year by nearly 9%.  The reasons for this are; A mild winter in 2013/14 meant less gas use to heat our houses. Reduced … Continue reading

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Lent thoughts

How is lent so far for you?  A few weeks ago I posted that we as a family were going to eat less meat.  This is something I have wanted to do for some time.  There are several reasons for … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- divestment

The big story of the week has to be divestment (more specifically fossil fuel divestment).   Increasingly individuals, philanthropic investment  funds, educational institutions and (I’m glad to say) churches are selling their shares in fossil fuel companies.  The divestment  movement which … Continue reading

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Powered by pee

A few weeks ago I heard a story about loos powered by Pee and an appeal for students to use the toilets.  I recognised what they were talking about since this is the area I did my doctorate in- that … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – the yin and yang of climate change

Over the last week Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben have written long pieces in the Guardian acting as the yin and yang of climate change.  Naomi Klein has pointed out all the huge challenges we have to make in a … Continue reading

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Lime part 5. Finishing off.

Finishing off this series on lime (which has to be said is offered as more of a reference) I will describe the use of hydraulic lime and the overall effects the calcitherm system has had on the house With both … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- landfill

Landfill sites all over the UK are closing due to soaring rates of recycling.  Ironically today we got our new smaller bin for non-recoverable waste.  This is clearly marked for landfill as I suspect this makes a difference as far … Continue reading

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