Archive for June, 2012

Making a difference

The following article has been kindly provided by @MrsChains from her Blog ‘Avoiding the Mop’ here: [LINK] It shows what a difference Charity can make when properly done, and that perhaps we shouldn’t feel so apathetic about it… Ok, ok, so I’m a little behind on getting this post out. Forgive me. I’ve had life […]

Raspberry Pi anyone?

What is all this talk about Raspberry Pi? Essentially the ‘Raspberry Pi’ is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Their intention is to revive that era of BBC Micro script-kiddies by stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools. This essentially failed first time round due to the […]

The Queen’s Jubilee – 25 years later…

Life they say, is a terminal disease… I know it’s going to kill me one of these days! Why does everything seem to be so stress-related. Why do we spend an inordinate amount of time running around trying to complete pointless tasks in order to somehow complete our consumer-driven existentialist lifestyle. When I was a […]

Should we have 2/3 Pint Glasses

Dear Readers, A little background… As a follower of Tom Stainer (@WBandBEER), the Editor of the CAMRA magazine (Campaign for Real Ale), I saw a tweet where he questioned “2/3 Pint Glasses, ‘For’ and ‘Against’ arguments please?” What follows is my ‘For’ argument that was published in the Spring 2012 edition of BEER.   As […]

What are the top 10 green issues?

1.    Climate Change Global warming has been concerning scientists for decades, but Al Gore legitimised the crisis with his controversial film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. From the melting polar ice caps to catastrophic weather and threatened ecosystems, not only is climate change real, scientists agree that humans are influencing climate change with our production of greenhouse […]

Why we have too much product packaging

According to WRAP (DEFRA’s Waste Resources Action Programme – www.wrap.org) across the food and beverage categories within the UK, approximately 40% of packaging is considered over-packaged. The most inefficient sector being beverages. Over-packaging is often justified on the grounds of perceived value because of the gift-purchase aspect of many alcohol brands. Weight and bulk are […]

The end is nigh for the plastic carrier bag

In the UK we consume over 13 billion plastic bags every year. That’s 36 million a day and an average use of 4 per person per week. Apart from being a dreadful waste of natural, non-renewable energy and other natural resources, plastic creates a serious threat to wildlife and represents one of the key contributors […]

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