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Sixteen Building Blocks of a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative Economy

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The transition from a capitalist to a cooperative economy could be one of the defining achievements of the 21st century. In history, everything changes.

Nestlé is draining Pakistan to sell us bottled water

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Nestlé is draining developing countries to produce its bottled water, destroying countries’ natural resources before forcing its people to buy their own water back. Now it is happening in Pakistan.

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Which world are we trying to sustain?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Which world are we trying to sustain: a resource to fulfill our desires of material prosperity, or an Earth of wonder, beauty, and sacred meaning?

Free Webinar on Climate Change Solutions

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Gaia Education are holding a free webinar on climate change solutions. Gaia Education are an international NGO who are helping people to understand how we can design much lower impact communities, in the city and in rural situations.

The first 100% recycled food safe crate in the UK

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Sainsburys is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material.

Arts and crafts activities are good for you

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Arts and crafts activities may be able to ward off dementia by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you have ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, woodcarving, basketry or knitting, a new study suggests that doing so might be good for your health, especially your mental health.

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A cracking idea!

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Edinburgh Napier student produces range of tableware made from her own patent pending egg shell material It’s the food stuff that is traditionally enjoyed scrambled, poached, boiled or fried. The egg that is, not the shell.

VAPESTICK MAX E-Cigarette – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The VAPESTICK® MAX has, by far, been the biggest E-Cigarette that I have so far tested and this has given me the best experience of vaping (e-smoking) as yet. The VAPESTICK® MAX must be the ultimate VAPESTICK® e-cigarette in every way.

Poundland's Charlie Dimmock Tool Bag – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Part of the new and exclusive beautiful garden range, the tool bag (not tool belt as the website refers to it, erroneously) is a useful accessory to carry and store you essentials whilst in the garden.

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'The Moveable Feast Garden' – Let's Roll With It Baby!

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bringing a touch of portable gardening to the brand new RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show Tanya Batkin's 'Moveable Feast Garden', which will be on display at the RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show in June, will be showcasing the best in fruits, plants and well.wheels!

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UK government to force Internet content blocking

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Greenwash, greenwash everywhere

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Greenwash, greenwash everywhere but very little truth. Pet peeve warning! If there is one thing that I hate more than unnecessary waste then it is greenwash, and I hate both with a vengeance.

Parks Alliance statement on House of Lords National Policy for the Built Environment Committee report

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UK, 02/19/2016: Mark Camley, Chair of The Parks Alliance, the national voice of UK parks, said: “The Parks Alliance welcomes the report and its’ recognition of the value of Green Infrastructure and the part that parks play in the making of a quality place and improving social cohesion. “We

Bin it, don't block it

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If there's one kitchen waste product that nobody likes dealing with, it's the fat and oil left over from cooking.

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Biodegradability greenwash

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Biodegradable does not – necessarily – mean what people think it does. We are told that this plastic and that plastic, because it is made from or with plant-based polymers, is biodegradable.

UK government plans for ancient woodlands get the axe

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is a great relief to learn from the Independent that Ex-Environment Secretary Owen Paterson''s proposed biodiversity offsetting scheme has been dropped by the Government.

Thriftiness in the garden

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Top: Mushroom tray repurposed as a riddle. Bottom: Chopstick dibblet There are many methods to gardening on a fixed income and being thrifty has always been the way of the allotment gardeners, whether in Britain or in continental Europe such as Denmark and Germany.

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You could soon go to jail for wearing body armor

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) You could soon go to jail for protecting yourself from bullets: Congress proposes a ban on body armor which will make it illegal to own and use full ballistic armor. A new piece of legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives, H.

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Poundland Charlie Dimmock In the Garden Hand Hoe – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This hand hoe – which is a like a small mattock – is part of the new and exclusive Charlie Dimmock range assortment of wooden handled hand tools at Poundland and yes, it costs just one British Pound.

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Paper notebooks and adult coloring books are definitely “in”

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Paper notebooks are back in fashion – and that with a vengeance – and on top of that we now also have adult coloring books; yes, coloring books, but a little more grownup compared to the ones we may all have had as kids.

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The basket full of garbage

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One day a rich man gave a poor man a basket filled with garbage. The poor man smiled at the rich man and went away. He then emptied and cleaned the basket and filled it with beautiful flowers. Thereafter he went back to the rich man and presented him with the basket with the flowers.

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How can anyone working class vote Conservatives?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I am sorry to say this but to me any worker voting for the Conservative Party, the Tories, is the same as turkeys voting for Christmas; or for Thanksgiving if in the US, and treachery.

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A young couple moves into a new neighborhood

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A lesson in not judging or remove first the beam in your own eye before you try to remove the splinter in your neighbor's one. A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

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Space exploration; who does it benefit?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We search for life on other planets and in other regions of our galaxy and we search for Earth-like planets. In the meantime we destroy and ignore and destroy the other life on this Planet and the very Planet, on which our very survival depends, as well.

New wood culture

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A new term is making the rounds, so to speak, and it is called “wood culture”, “new wood culture”, or “wood culture renaissance”, and we can but hope that it is catching on.

Theresa May's Christian values

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If those are Christian values then please give me an atheist any day. Each and every time that she talks about it or it is being mentioned I would like to barf, pardon me.

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The Tories and the British People

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Never ever has a Tory government in Britain benefited the people with, possibly, one single exception and that was the victory in the Second World War but even that is questionable. Churchill certainly was not the benevolent Daddy he is often made out to have been.

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The “Smart-Meter” may not be able to count right

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A great majority of so-called “Smart-Meters” that have been tested in Germany and elsewhere show that those intelligent meters miscount very often, and that not to the consumer's benefit.

Poundland Charlie Dimmock In the Garden Hand Trowel – Product Review

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Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While they may call it a hand spade on the website it is a trowel for planting – well – plants and digging in more or less soft soil.

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Proletariat, precariat and unnecessariat

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) First we had the proletariat (well, we still have it, really; it is the working class), then recently and still with us, the precariat and now the unnecessariat.

US Navy to teach celestial navigation again

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to reports the US Navy is going to teach its seamen the use of celestial navigation again and it going to employs charts and the relevant instruments again.

Traditional crafts deserve a revival

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In today's increasingly virtual world, there is something appealing about making things by hand, using centuries-old techniques and many traditional crafts definitely deserve a revival.

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British Home Secretary wants to ban encryption

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) British Home Secretary Amber Rudd wants to ban encryption – well basically – for she demands that the security services and police be given access to the encryption WhatsApp and other secure messaging services.

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The importance of storytelling for social change

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A new world requires new stories, but people will only listen to them when they themselves are included in the storyline.

Today's throwaway and buy new society

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Wooden chopstick as dibblet

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A dibblet is a small dibber used mostly for the separation, the so-called pricking out, of seedlings sown and grown in so-called flats (or in large pots).

Anti-Putin Demonstrations in Russia

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Saturday, April 29, 2017 there were demonstrations in several Russian cities where, in all, a couple of hundred the protesters called for the President, Vladimir Putin, to leave office and not stand for another election.

German media outlet Spiegel TV equates Vegans with Nazis

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) No, apparently, this is no joke and April 1st is still a little while off; at least last time I checked. According to their mindset vegetarianism and veganism is dangerous as we have to consider that Hitler, after all, was a vegetarian.

City of Denver is moving towards natural playgrounds

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The City of Denver in Colorado is moving towards natural playgrounds, should other cities and municipalities emulate and follow suit?

Antifa, Black-bloc and other so-called Anarchists

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