Environment Round-up: Sustainability

   It is great to see you writing more posts about sustainability. When I was at university we had to learn official definitions of sustainability, because the word wasn’t in common use. But now, people understand we’re living beyond the capacity of the Earth and to change this we need to change our behaviour in…

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Environment Round-up: Should I buy a diesel car?

I may have stopped writing environment posts for a while but not because or a shortage of posts. In fact, the environment appears to be increasingly in the news. Hopefully this means we are approaching the tipping point where we live increasingly environmentally friendly lives. Whether through conscious decisions we make ourselves or through decisions…

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Blenheim Palace: A family day out in Oxfordshire

If you are near Oxford it is well worth heading to the market town of Woodstock to visit Blenheim Palace. The Palace sits in 2000 acres of grounds containing several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and the whole site became a World Heritage Site in 1987. Even if you’ve never seen Blenheim Palace, you may…

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Environment Round-up: The election

In a few days we will vote for our next governing party and I’m disappointed to have heard so little discussion about the environment. I agree with Caroline Lucas from The Green Party that “without a prosperous and thriving environment, there cannot be a prosperous and thriving economy.”  And I suspect many parents are keen…

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Environment Round-up: Spring

I always feel my behaviour becomes more environmentally friendly in Spring because the days are longer so I use the lights less, the temperatures are higher so the heating is on less and the weather is getting nicer so I use the car less. Which season or month do you think is the best for the environment?…

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Environment Round-up: Easter eggs

I think Easter must be one of the most wasteful times of the year. Just think of all those Easter eggs in unnecessarily large packaging as they vie for your attention on the shop shelves. Do you remember “in your youth” when the sweets were inside the chocolate egg so small boxes were used to…

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