EcoEmails

This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at muffinkimber@gmail.com

Food disposal June 21, 2008

Filed under: Food,Waste — ecoemails @ 8:26 pm
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What to do with your food waste…

BEST
1. Reduce the amount you produce
2. Compost it in your own garden
3. Have it collected by your council for composting or anaerobic digestion
4. Put down sink using mascerator (not fat or oil)
5. Put in bin
WORST

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No Heathrow June 11, 2008

Filed under: Protest,Travel — ecoemails @ 8:05 pm
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Meggie, Pippa and I went to a Protest at Heathrow against the 3rd runway… thought you’d enjoy seeing a picture of us at it… We are in the N

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Rainforest Alliance

Filed under: Food,Shopping — ecoemails @ 8:03 pm
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Rainforest Alliance Certification
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This is another certification of sustainable agriculture.
A product has too meet high standards of land conservation, integrated farm management practices, and fair labor conditions.

 

Clothes June 6, 2008

Filed under: Clothes,Shopping — ecoemails @ 10:52 pm
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How GREEN and ethical are clothes shops?

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Here is a list of who are the best and worst for different qualities:

Ethical trading and employee welfare

Best: Gap
Worst: Topshop

Fairtrade
Best: Marks & Spencer

Worst: Supermarkets

Organic cotton
Best: H&M
However, the figures are still relatively small with around 160,000 T-shirts – a fraction of the clothing empire’s output.
Worst: Supermarkets

Chemicals
Best: Marks and Spencer
Worst: Supermarkets

The Environment
Best: Marks & Spencer

Worst: Supermarkets

But admittedly when we say they are the best… doesn’t mean they are good… just means they are doing a little more than the rest… best of a bad bunch… their impact is still pretty drastic…. but they just be credited for their efforts to encourage more to do good.

If you want to know more all this information was from:
http://www.timeout.com/london/features/2797/7.html

 

Coke (good for the loo) June 4, 2008

Filed under: Food,Shopping — ecoemails @ 8:01 pm
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Right if you have a brown stain in your loo…
Get some Coke Cola and pour it down your loo and leave over night.
Then in the morning flush and give a quick scrub with loo brush…
It is amazing!

If not all comes off just repeat.
Much better than horrible bleach etc…

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