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Submitted by sprout group hug on Fri, 2011-03-11 10:58
If you missed the design indaba expo and want to take a look at some of the great green designs and products that were on display, take a look at our flickr photoset:
Submitted by sprout group hug on Tue, 2011-03-01 15:01
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Submitted by sprout group hug on Tue, 2010-12-21 15:50
Feasting and drinking has become symbolic of family gatherings at Christmas time. Bonds with family and friends are strengthened at this time of year. Or so the story goes... the planning and cooking of the meal can often be a source of huge stress and a time of family feuds too!
This year we are aiming for casual dining at home on Christmas Eve where everyone gets involved in the preparation of the meal.
The most important element when choosing your Christmas meal is to know where your food comes from. Support local, organic food. When it comes to deciding between an imported organic item, and its local non-organic counterpart it's an individual choice - each of us needs to weigh up the health benefits versus the cost to the environment.
Boar's head or nut bake? Or something in between?
Submitted by sprout group hug on Fri, 2010-12-17 15:59
Green your gifts
DIY / GIY Enthusiast
Low cost option? Gift a used tyre with instructions to turn it into a mini garden pond.
Submitted by sprout group hug on Wed, 2010-12-01 17:15
In 2008 consumers in the UK consumed approximately 10 million turkeys, 25 million Christmas puddings, 250 million pints of beer and 35 million bottles of wine. The UK spends £20bn on Christmas, with £1.6bn going on food and drink, of which approximately 230,000 tons of food worth about £275 million is thrown away. Let's face it, Christmas is a nightmare holiday when it comes to the environment.
Another large contributing factor to the carbon footprint of Christmas is the