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My Green Computer

  (Chelsea Cruz offers environmental advice to computer users. This is a contributed article and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Green Organisation.) For many of us, whether at work filling up spreadsheets or at play on video games or casino sites...

A ‘Green’ 4 Day Week?

The concept of a four day working week is not new. It was trialled in the American state of Utah who, five years ago, made a four day working week mandatory for all 17,000 public officials. This decision was a response to the need to cut costs. This was more effective...

Turning waste heat into energy

Once thought of as expensive and inefficient, in recent years heat pumps have come in from the cold and have taken their place as a viable source of green energy.  So much so that within the Government’s Green deal, Ground and Water source heat pumps qualify for a...

From slag to cement

When talking about resource extraction the words which spring to mind aren’t usually particularly eco-friendly.  Although extraction businesses across the globe are working to reverse this image, in the minds of many people resource extraction is synonymous with slag...

Taking the rubbish out of waste

According to the DEFRA website, in 2010 total construction and demolition waste in England amounted to some 77.4 million tonnes.  Of this, 53 million tonnes were recycled, 11 million tonnes were spread on exempt sites and the rest went to landfill.  Whilst the...