“The M&G Garden” 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 M&G Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 was a modern take on the traditional kitchen garden and a garden that really spoke to me. The M&G Garden 2011 proves the point that a vegetable/kitchen garden doe not have to be or need to be hidden away out of sight. The M&G Garden” 2011 was designed by Bunny Guinness, who is a multi award-winning garden designer, landscape architect and journalist.

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PhD Comics: Halloween 2011

Environmental Economics

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Buy Nothing Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Friday, November 25, 2011 is By Nothing Day and, maybe, we should just do that; by nothing instead of all running to the stores and buy, buy, buy.

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RHS Chelsea 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The end of May 2011 saw the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the prestigious annual event held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the Chelsea Pensioners. RHS Chelsea 2011 also saw the launch of the “Gardening Matters: urban gardens” report by the Royal Horticultural Society; a report that is worth a second a closer look and we shall do that at another time.

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London Green Fair 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, June 2011 : The London Green Fair, developed from the Camden Green Fair, has been running on the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2011 at Regents Park, just north of the heart of London, and I took the opportunity to go up to there for a gander on Saturday. London Green Fair 2011

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Sargent-Sims Nobel 2011 « Knowledge Problem

Environmental Economics

Lynne Kiesling: Congratulations to Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims for the 2011 economics Nobel. Marginal Revolution has developed a well-deserved reputation for go-to commentary on the Nobel; see Alex’s overview , Tyler’s comments on Sargent , and Tyler’s comments on Sims. Note also the Tyler points out Sargent’s work in economic history (his “small change” book with Francois Velde is a particularly good example of economic history).

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UK Aware 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK Aware, in 2011 now in its 4th year, is Britain's only sustainable living consumer show and the 2011 show is the second UK Aware event that I have attended for the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW. UK AWARE UK AWARE 2011At about 1010 GMT Joanna Yarrow, the sustainability expert and TV presenter, who has greened the Premier League and helped Ariel turn to 30 degrees, opened the show.

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My Top 10 Albums of the 2011

Environmental Economics

A lot of env-econ.net readers use my annual list for their holiday shopping and I am happy to share it for another year. As always, the list is based on revealed preference. I bought each of these (CDs. not downloaded to the IPad I don't have) and the ranking is based some mix of (a) the order I'd like to listen to them right now and (b) how many times I think I listened to them this year. Here it is as posted at No Depression : 1. Decemberists - "The King is Dead" 2.

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EARTH STROLL 2011

Green (Living) Review

EARTH STROLL 2011 Saturday, April 23, 10 AM–3 PM Crissy Field Center 1199 East Beach in the Presidio, San Francisco Celebrate Earth Day and the 10th anniversary of Crissy Field's historic transformation by bringing the whole family to Earth Stroll!

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Five year anniversary: Halloween 2011 from PhD Comics

Environmental Economics

PhD Comics: Halloween 2011. Source: [link]. via www.env-econ.net.

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2011 AERE sessions at the SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

I guess it is official. The sessions have been posted on the AERE web page. My most favorite is Top Ten Tips for Young Economists: Teaching, Research and Service. The panelists are Laura Taylor (living the life), Jill Caviglia-Harris (teaching), Will Wheeler (getting grants), Glenn Blomquist  (accumulated wisdom) and Glenn Sheriff (publications). The title is purely alliterative, as I'm sure there will be more than ten tips (which is only 2 per panelists, on average).

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

Green Traveler Guides

The 2011 winners. Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |. T his year’s World Savers Awards from Conde Nast Traveler honors Lufthansa , Six Senses resorts, Accor hotels, tour operator Abercrombie & Kent and other travel companies from around the world for leadership in social responsibility in six key areas: education, health, poverty, preservation, wildlife and “doing it all.&#.

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Route To The Future 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first weekend of October 2011 (Oct 1-2) saw the first “Route to the Future” event organized by “Bricks & Bread” and staged at Loseley Park, near Guildford, in Surrey. I managed to attend on the Sat, October 1, from rather early on, traveling to Guildford by train and then to Loseley Park on foot. Quite a hike but with the weather pleasant enough. Just made the mistake to try and walk back via another direction and then ended up taking the bus.

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World Tap Water Week 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Well, it is that time of year again. It still feels like only yesterday that we celebrated the first World Tap Water Week last year and here it is once again. World Tap Water Week is that time of year where we celebrate the freely available – against a small charge in our homes – water from the municipal water supplies.

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Largest Indoor Christmas Tree in the UK features at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Green (Living) Review

The largest real indoor Christmas tree in the UK at 15metres high and over 7 metres wide, has been unveiled as the central feature of this year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas between the 16th – 20th November 2011, at London’s Earls Court. The Ideal Home Show at Christmas will be running from the 16th – 20th November 2011, at London’s Earls Court. Source: Stuart Higgins Communications on behalf of the Ideal Home Show 2011.

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BASE 2011 – A small review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BASE 2011, the Conference and Exhibition there Business meets Sustainability The Brewery, London, EC2 – Wednesday, February 16. 2011 Great venue and great conference. Still needs a bigger exhibition, though. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I have livestock to look after I had to leave earlier than I would have like to.

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2011

Green (Living) Review

On Friday, February 11, 2011 is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2011 in the United Kingdom by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is supported by Dr Miriam Stoppard OBE: "National Energy Action's Fuel Poverty Awareness Day highlights that there remain millions of people who are struggling to keep their homes warm and protect their families from the ill effects of the cold.

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Green (Living) Review

I attended at the Press Day, which was also the official opening day and the first day of the show, on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 where the tree was officially “lit” by three of the Ambassadors of the Show. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year sees the first ever Christmas edition of the now over 100 year old Ideal Home Show, which will also retain its normal slot in Spring.

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August 9, 2011 Urban Word of the Day

Environmental Economics

Humblebrag:     Subtly letting others now about how fantastic your life is while undercutting it with a bit of self-effacing humor or "woe is me" gloss. Uggggh just ate about fifteen piece of chocolate gotta learn to control myself when flying first class or they'll cancel my modelling contract LOL :p #humblebrag. via www.urbandictionary.com.

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BMW Electric ActiveE Available in Fall 2011

Eco Auto Ninja

The BMW ActiveE rolled onto the show floor at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. This member of the BMW electrified 1-Series will make its first North American appearance at New York Auto Show this spring. One thousand ActiveEs will be built for field testing in New York, Boston, L.A., San Diego, Sacramento and select areas in Connecticut.

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The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011

Green (Living) Review

The Prince’s Foundation unveiled the ‘Prince’s House’ at the Ideal Home Show, 2011 on the Opening Day by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For the first time since 1935 a ‘royal' house has been built at the Ideal Home Show, which runs from the 11th - 27th March at London's Earl's Court. Once built, the demonstration house will be taken to the Scottish Ideal Home Show in Glasgow, later in the Year between the 27-30th May 2011, where it will be see for the second time by a further 45,000 visitors.

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Grand Designs Live 2011 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) On Saturday, April 30, 2011 I took the opportunity to attend the opening of the Grand Designs Live 2011 at the ExCel Exhibition Center in London's Docklands. As I said in my previous article on the Grand Designs 2011 show, it would have been nice if the heroes would have been on hand on the opening day.

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Eco Trail at Top Drawer Spring 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While the idea is great it is and was not really a trail of any kind as visitors have no idea where the relevant booths are. What is needed is either a mark, a real trail, on the floor – and I have seen this before in shows – that visitors can follow easily or, even, as many exhibitors told me, to put all green, ethical, etc., traders into a block.

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Kevin McCloud has picked his eco-innovator champions of 2011

Green (Living) Review

- Grand Designs Live 2011 sees the return of ‘Kevin’s Green Heroes’ - By Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the green agenda continues to rightfully muscle its way into mainstream consumer consciousness and tradesmen increasingly continue to champion eco-building practices, British designer Kevin McCloud announces his 2011 ‘Green Heroes.’ Kevin's Green Heroes’ 2011: Product List 1. Grand Designs Live 2011 Information: The UK’s No.1,

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Ideal Home Show 2011 steeped in sustainability

Green (Living) Review

The 2011 Ideal Home Show is very much about sustainability and eco-living by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 Ideal Home Show is very much about sustainability and eco-living with everything from solar and energy saving to gardening for food.

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Top 10 Environmental Stories From the Middle East (2011)

Green Prophet

2011 was a big year for the Middle East – not only politically but also environmentally. Much has been said about the great political upheavals that swept through the Middle East in 2011 – some for good and some for nought – but less attention has been paid to the state of our environment. Step on in for a wonderful overview of 2011 and please accept Green Prophet’s heartfelt wishes for a more mindful 2012.

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7 Israeli Companies Win Global Cleantech Award for 2011

Green Prophet

Israeli clean tech innovators comprise 5 percent of the world’s best clean tech companies according to this 2011 award. It’s the third year running that the Cleantech Group has put together its Global Cleantech 100. Last year, 7 Israeli companies were on the list. This year we see some repeats, with 7 on the list if you include BrightSource, Greenroad Technologies and Better Place –– both founded by Israelis but with operations in the USA.

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Impressions from the 2011 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Green (Living) Review

Slug Bell in plant bed at RHS Edible Garden A couple of new or fairly new products and seeds have come to my attention also ate the 2011 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show , such as the Slug Bell; FIG, the flexible garden cane connector from Marshalls; and Kew Garden Botanical “Urban Garden Collection” range of seeds from Thompson & Morgan, which are developed for containers with the urban gardener in mind.

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SavaSocket drew the crowds at Ideal Home Show 2011

Green (Living) Review

While the Ideal Home Show 2011 may now have closed its doors SavaSocket has not and the products can be seen and bought at their website: [link] Source: SavaSocketSavaSocket's energy saving products soon after the opening of the show already proved a hit with visitors keen to save money and energy! The show – which has adopted a green theme mirroring the SavaSocket brand – was also the 'ideal' opportunity to launch our new SavaSocket Mobile to the public.

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WNCW's 2011 Top 100 Results

Environmental Economics

Here is the top ten: 1. Gillian  Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest 2. Alison  Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane 3. Steve  Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert 4. Decemberists - The  Decemberists - The King is Dead 5. Bela Fleck  Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Rocket Science 6. Tedeschi-Trucks

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Nominate Your Green Prophet Eco Hero for 2011

Green Prophet

Green Prophet launches the Green Prophet Eco Hero 11 Award for 2011. Who are your eco-heros for the Middle East and North Africa region? With so much green, inspiring energy in the Middle East North Africa region, we decided to give local green prophets a little pat on the back. At the end of the year, Green Prophet will announce its first list of environmental activists from the Middle East and North Africa region. Top winners will win a small personal cash prize of $200, $100 and $50.

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KEVIN MCCLOUD PICKS ALL NEW 2011 ECO-INNOVATOR CHAMPIONS FOR BIRMINGHAM LIVE SHOW

Green (Living) Review

-Grand Designs Live Birmingham 2011 sees the return of ‘Kevin’s Green Heroes’- Kevin McCloud returns to the Birmingham NEC for the 6thconsecutive Grand Designs Liveshow on 7-9thOctober, bringing with him one of his self-confessed ‘babies’ – the ‘Kevin’s Green Heroes’. Kevin's Green Heroes’ 2011: Birmingham Grand Designs Live Product List TREAD TYRE RECYCLED ECO PRODUCTS: Tread are constantly developing new products made of recycled rubber car tyres.

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Eco message loud and clear at Ideal Home Show 2011

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The eco message is heard and seen loud and clear at the 2011 Ideal Home Show. Starting at the various show homes, such as the Coronation Street eco refit replica, the Prince's House and others. At the Coronation Street “set” what really got my interest were the tiles from Eco Friendly Tiles that, apparently, absorb CO2 and convert it by means of both daylight and artificial light through the process of photocatalysis (difficult word, isn't it) into oxygen.

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WIN TICKETS TO SEE KEVIN MCCLOUD AT GRAND DESIGNS LIVE BIRMINGHAM 2011

Green (Living) Review

Grand Designs Live, returns to Birmingham for its 6th year at the NEC from Friday 7th until Sunday 9th October 2011. Competition winners’ tickets are valid for any one day of the show between the 7th and the 9th October 2011, to Grand Designs Live at the NEC, Birmingham.

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

The Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah 2011 is quickly approaching next week on September 28, and for many Jewish people this is a time of gift-giving in the new Jewish calendar year 5772. Instead of standard apples and honey, put some creative green thought into your Rosh Hashanah gifts this year. Gift giving is hard enough – it is difficult to find that perfect gift to show someone that you love them and understand their tastes.

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Harrod Horticultural Cream of the Crop in 2011

Green (Living) Review

Superior products to grow your own by Michael Smith (Veshengro) For 2011 Harrod Horticultural has an impressive line up of new and improved products and some of those shall be made mention of below: The wise gardener is always looking ahead and there isn’t a better place to kick-start gardening plans than with Harrod Horticultural’s new inspirational catalog which is full of innovative and exclusive product for long lasting solutions.

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“2011 is going to be a horrible year”

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “2011 is going to be a horrible year” - Gen-Sec of the TUC Brendan Barber's says in his New Year Message “Unemployment will increase as thousands of public servants get made redundant. But 2011 will see many more people directly affected, and anger is likely to grow.

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Wind power in Spain reaches an historic high in March 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Madrid, Spain: Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever in April 2011 and wind farms accounted for 21 percent of demand and reached a monthly record, which is 5.0 With the Spanish wind energy production of March 2011 it would be possible to cover the monthly electricity consumption of a country the size of Portugal, according to the the AEE, Spain's association of wind farms.

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Engineering Unplugged 2011 Will Have Attendees Seeing Stars

Green (Living) Review

Tuesday, April 12, Norfolk, VA – Old Dominion University Hosts 3rd Annual ‘Green’ Engineering Conference Featuring Celebrity Guest Speaker NORFOLK, VA, March 2011: Old Dominion University (ODU) will light up Hampton Roads from 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk when it hosts Engineering Unplugged 2011—an educational conference that promises to generate eco-awareness with the help of some major star power.

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Earth Day San Francisco Festival 2011 Co-Creating Solutions Now!

Green (Living) Review

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 2011: New on the Earth Day scene this year is Earth Day SF, a free public event focused on helping our community take action steps toward creating eco-sustainable solutions to our local and global ecological challenges. Come join us for the largest Earth Day event in the Bay Area at Civic Center Plaza on April 23, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Meet Me in St. Louis for Sukkah City 2011

Green Prophet

Louis (WUSL) certainly have sukkahs on the brain, as they are preparing to host Sukkah City 2011, a design competition similar to the one held in New York last year. Inspired by last year’s Sukkah City in NYC (see one of the past designs above), St. Louis is hosting its own sukkah design competition this year. With the Jewish high holidays fast approaching , some of us are thinking about honey recipes , sustainable festive meals, and sukkahs (or temporarily erected shelters).

2011: Love in the Time of Chaos

The Alien Next Door

If you were asked to sum up 2011 in one photo which one would you choose? 2011 riots love in the time of chaos fog in Vancouver year in reviewWhen I made the decision to distill the past year into one quintessential “moment” captured in a photograph, I was faced with a multitude of choices.

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“Only Sustainable 2011”, the Capital of Sustainable Energy for the Americas

Green (Living) Review

Only Sustainable 2011 , one of the most prestigious events on American sustainable energy, will take place during November 7th – 9th in downtown Miami, FL. Over 40 expert speakers and senior representatives of the energy industry More than 400 professionals and companies expected to attend this year’s conference from Spain, U.S and Latin America.

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