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Big green ideas

1. Biochar In a nutshell: A way of trapping carbon with “green coal”. The clever bit: Any biomass waste – from wood to peanut shells – releases carbon as it decomposes. But it can be burned in a kiln by pyrolysis (an airless burning techni

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Agriculture and fishing

Our growers benefit More CO2 in the atmosphere boosts plant growth, and could lift cereal yields by up to 20 per cent within 15-35 years. However, for this to happen plants will also need enough soil nutrients and water, which will be a challenge in drier

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“Living Green” coverage:

A laptop uses just a quarter of the power required by a desktop computer. Contaminants are tracked into homes on the soles of shoes. Consider becoming a shoe-free household. Clever designs for shoe storage near the front door can keep entries clutter-free

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Protecting Water for People and Nature

The Conservancy is working to protect rivers, lakes and watersheds; transform the way river systems are managed and developed; and inspire people to get involved. Global demands for food, energy and material goods are putting unprecedented pressure on our

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GREEN FUNERALS

DEATH. Deeeeaaaath. It’s a scary word – and one that the funeral industry tries hard to hide. From polished coffins with brass-look handles, to the hearty pink glow of chemical embalming fluid, the typical funeral can be guilty of cloaking our sorrow

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How to Clean Your Home Naturally Below is an alphabetical list of how to clean anything in your home without using harsh chemicals or commercial products. Before using any cleaning product, natural or not, it’s a good idea to test the surface or fab

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Ways to Green Your Home

1. Switch to Energy Star-rated CFL bulbs, like GHRI fave Satco’s Mini Spiral S6202; they use 75 percent less energy and last 10 times longer than standard bulbs. You’ll knock $30 off your electric bill for each bulb over its lifetime. 2. Plant

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