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Why burning wood is being encouraged

There has been much discussion about the benefits of burning wood over fossil fuels such as oil or gas or coal. Scientists are pretty unanimous in their view that burning wood is preferable to burning fossil fuels principally because fossil fuels release their stored carbon into the atmosphere as CO2 which of course is the main contributor to global warming. 544 more words

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Lindex publishes its Sustainability Report 2014

Today, Lindex is publishing its tenth sustainability report. During the past year, 900 million liters of water was saved by Lindex suppliers through cleaner production projects in India and Bangladesh. 275 more words

Brands

Become a ‘Social Good Advocate’ in Salt Lake City this June

We all have a responsibility to manufacture or purchase sustainable products, especially Hollywood A-listers. Computer maker Dell recently named HBO Entourage star Adrian Grenier as its first Social Good Advocate. 350 more words

General

The UK has too many craftsmen who are going to waste

Recent research by the Crafts Council found 11,620 craft businesses who generate roughly £2billion to the UK economy. Even though most are highly skilled at what they do, about half of these businesses are unregistered and fall below the VAT threshold. 376 more words

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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

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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

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