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Have a Fair Christmas

With Christmas around the corner, many of us will be considering whether to get a tree or not. But how many of us will think about where the seed for that tree came from and the conditions of the worker who harvested it in the first place? Probably not many. Fair Trees is on a mission to change that

DSC 0483 The tradition of bringing an evergreen tree into the home to celebrate Christmas has been around for centuries in northern Germany and spread across Europe and beyond from the…

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Added by Damian Santamaria on December 13, 2013 at 14:09 — No Comments

Family Business

The quiet hum of diligence pervades a farm high in the hills of Bernese Jura, where the green fields of Switzerland still bring forth milk and meat products. For one producer in Grandval, the profession is an art form, the daily grind a strategy

At the age of twenty-eight, Stéphane Oester – butcher by profession, farmer by trade - has built his generations-old farm gate business…

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Added by Damian Santamaria on December 12, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Unburnable Carbon

Climate change communication has been in desperate need of a revamp in recent years. Public perception of the issue appears to be increasingly polarised. And, with the current economic down turn attention has shifted to economic recovery rather than environmental preservation…
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Added by Damian Santamaria on December 11, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Lessons From The Ocean

At 26, he has already turned over a million dollars and removed 64 tonnes of rubbish from the ocean. Social entrepreneur and designer Brian Linton has successfully merged slow fashion with ocean conservation in a buoyant business model that has won him nominations for Entrepreneur of the Year

As a boy, Brian was fascinated by tropical fish and purchased an aquarium with his pocket money. The fish geekery, at its apex, had led to 30 fish tanks and thousands of…

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Added by Damian Santamaria on December 11, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Wild Economist

Seven years ago the former economist Mark Boyle completely changed his lifestyle and habits. From an ordinary student he turned into a man, who lives without money and has developed a dynamic sharing culture. In November he’ll lecture about his experience at the Schumacher College

In 2006, Mark Boyle reached a crossroads. The Irishman had spent six years studying economics so knew pretty much everything there was to know about consumers, corporations,…

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Added by Damian Santamaria on December 10, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

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