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In the LAUNCH ISSUEExclusive with Enamore Designer, Jenny McPherson telling us her story from Canada to the UK.
Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show!Snack, but on the right stuff, listen each month to Raw Intent's advice on a healthier life.A report from Friends of the Earth on the UK Government's proposed plans on incineration.Hot and new products.Walk the Talk, what to see and do this fortnight.Tailored services for you from The Natural Store ANDNews Focus, what's hitting the headlines.
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NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press
We Needed Green Action - We Got Brown Lethargy.
The main detail trailed before yesterday's Budget was that the Chancellor was to tackle 4x4s by increasing road duty on gas guzzlers by up to £210. Considering the average price of a Chelsea footballer's motor-car is over £100,000, Donnachadh McCarthy at The Independent, fails to see how an extra £45 a year rise in road duty can deliver anything other than a cheap headline. Click here for article.
Eating Up The Miles.
The food industry has been ordered to cut the distance our food travels from grower to shop. The Times discovers how those food miles mount up. Click here for article.
Fuel For Thought.
As Britian's first 'eco' pump opens, Martin Love from The Observer takes the wrong turn in Saab's BioPower 9-5. Click here for article.
The Carbon Disclosure Project.
The world's largest registry of corporate greenhouse emissions. Praised for its effect on global efforts to combat climate change, it collates details about companies' carbon emissions, with the fourth and latest CDP information request being signed by 211 institutional investors with combined assets of more than $31 trillion. Click here for Website.
Once strictly for enthusiasts, alternative energy homes are moving into the mainstream, and it is the middle classes, hit by soaring fuel costs, who are now blazing the trail. Caroline McGhie from The Telegraph meets the new greens. Click here for article.
He Likes His Steak Green.
Eco-gastronomy is hot. Times 2 meets a top chef who’s creating a planet-friendly restaurant. Click here for article.
Britian's First New Build Co-Housing Scheme.
They were 35 families, all wanting eco-friendly homes, community spirit - and some privacy. The result? Britain's first new-build cohousing scheme. David Pearson from The Independent reports. Click here for article.
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