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Why bother to season wood before burning it?

When choosing wood for burning there are two significant factors that have an effect on the amount of available heat generated by each log. These two factors are moisture content and wood density. 622 more words

Ancient Woodland

Exclusive interview with Holger Heinze - CEO & Co-founder of Monagoo

Ethical and sustainable shopping for everyone – Monagoo is a social start-up from Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) in Germany. Monagoo started in August 2014 as an online store for sustainable & ethical products with 5 brands and about 300 items. 1,664 more words

Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Will the predicted drop in oil prices for the next 3 years herald the end of growth in green energy alternatives?

Stately home owner Lord Carnarvon, who owns Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey is filmed, has done the maths and decided that in the light of the drop in oil prices a switch to wood fired boilers no longer makes sense for him and as a consequence the project is on hold. 422 more words

Ancient Woodland

Sustainable business?

I work in a research institution, where sustainability is an important overarching theme in research. Consequently sustainability comes up in water cooler discussions quite regularly. One occasionally revisited topic or a problem is that why don’t more people shop more sustainably, i.e. 712 more words


Reusable Food Wrap

One of the first things we did after starting our journey was to order some reusable food wrap. There are two major companies I found that make basically the same thing: a natural cloth coated in beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. 156 more words

Reducing Waste

Welcome to EcKris

Warm welcome to our blog! This is our first official post and we are excited to start this journey. We hope to become a helpful tool for all those fashionistas out there hungry for fashion, trends and style, but also interested to learn about the environmental footprint attached to it. 219 more words

Sustainable Fashion Industry

Supporting high quality sustainable wood products produced in the UK

KWES is a big supporter of using sustainable wood products that are high quality and made in the United Kingdom. Cheap imports of inferior quality products made of materials such as bamboo led to the general demise of many of the “traditional skills” such as coppicing that had worked in harmony with the environment for centuries.   218 more words

Ancient Woodland