The Men Who Made Us Spend: Documentaries examine the truth behind consumerism

This weekend, led by Black Friday, is set to be one of the busiest times of the year for consumerism. A US shopping tradition that falls on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has now been adopted by many other countries. The shopping day, which now heralds in the beginning of the Christmas shopping period, makes as many headlines for human “bad behaviour” in retail … Continue reading The Men Who Made Us Spend: Documentaries examine the truth behind consumerism

Bear Witness: Couple’s expedition to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Bear Witness: A Year in the Wilderness is a short film that follows couple Amy and Dave Freeman as they raise awareness and seek to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters from the threat of sulphide-ore copper mining. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota is America’s most visited wilderness area. It contains 1.1 million acres of pristine water and unspoiled woodlands. Along with the Superior … Continue reading Bear Witness: Couple’s expedition to protect Northern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

Tarot Guidance for Friday 24 November 2017: The Hanged Man — Rosalind Medea

Today may appear like you are “banging your head against a brick wall” over something. Take a closer look at what exactly is causing this. Could it be perhaps your perception of something in your life and how it should be? Ask yourself is that “how it should be” part anything to do with your true […] via Tarot Guidance for Friday 24 November 2017: The … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Friday 24 November 2017: The Hanged Man — Rosalind Medea

Conceptos Plásticos: Homes built from LEGO-like bricks deal with plastic waste and homelessness

Columbia-based Conceptos Plásticos transforms plastic and rubber waste into LEGO-like construction material, and uses it to build houses for those who need it. Conceptos Plásticos was set up by architect Oscar Mendez to reduce the environmental impact of plastic by reusing it in construction, and to tackle the booming populations in cities across Latin America. Recyclable plastic material is collected. The materials are then thoroughly cleaned, before being … Continue reading Conceptos Plásticos: Homes built from LEGO-like bricks deal with plastic waste and homelessness

The Cost of Wasted Food [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

At a time when the global economy is producing more food and making a greater profit than at any time in history, one could be forgiven for thinking that the issue of feeding the global population is yesterday’s news. However, both in the UK and across the world, we are wasting more food than ever before. This has a huge financial cost and an even … Continue reading The Cost of Wasted Food [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 November 2017: 9 of Pentacles — Rosalind Medea

The 9 of Pentacles today sees you enjoying the fruits of your labour. You are content and have a heightened awareness of being self-sufficient. Whatever you are dealing with today, you will come face-to-face with your creations physically. With the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, that creation maybe a feast you have prepared for a […] via Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 November 2017: 9 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 23 November 2017: 9 of Pentacles — Rosalind Medea

Recipe: Homemade Banana Chips for Trail Mix

Banana chips are a fibre and potassium-rich food which can be added to a healthy trail mix of nuts, coconut, dates or raisins. However, most shop bought banana chips are fried, cooked in oil and drenched in sugar so much so that they lose their nutritional value, and taste and flavour too. Making your own banana chips at home is simple, although a little time … Continue reading Recipe: Homemade Banana Chips for Trail Mix

Sustainable Stays: Knoydart House, Knoydart, Scotland

Scotland boasts some of the most wonderful landscape the world has to offer. It also has some of the most remote places to visit and stay. Knoydart House is an eco haven located in a tranquil, remote part of Scotland. Overlooking Loch Nevis, this exemplar of Scottish sustainable luxury is located in the Northwest Scottish Highlands, and is only accessible via a passenger ferry. That’s just a … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Knoydart House, Knoydart, Scotland

Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 November 2017: Ace of Wands — Rosalind Medea

The Ace of Wands makes a showing for a third time in the month of November. It has appeared weekly since the beginning of the month. This a good sign. The Ace of Wands is much about creative beginnings and something new coming in to your life. For every “piece of baggage” you remove from […] via Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 November 2017: Ace of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 22 November 2017: Ace of Wands — Rosalind Medea

WindArt: Wind turbines function as energy providers and works of art

Wind turbines are becoming a most welcome addition to the world’s landscape and skies, and now it appears, an artist’s canvas too. Last year, two Portugese artists – Joana Vasconcelos, known for adorning the Venice Biennale with tampons and placing a pink feathered helicopter in the Palace of Versailles, and celebrated street artist, Vhils – were commissioned to take on a pair of 100m-high Senvion wind … Continue reading WindArt: Wind turbines function as energy providers and works of art