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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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Happy Birthday to the bicycle; 200 yeas old

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The old girl has reached the ripe old age of 200 and is looking as good as ever. Actually, let's face it, over the years the old girl has changed and improved, and thus looking even better.

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UK government to force Internet content blocking

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US Administration seems to have lost control

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It would appear that the US Administration has lost control of the intelligence services as well as the military.

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.

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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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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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 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.

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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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.

Peatbogs are better carbon sinks

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Peatbogs are better carbon sinks than forests but are decimated at a rate of knots and that, predominately, for compost that contains peat used in horticulture.

Non-GMO Hybrid corn outperforms GMO counterparts

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University Corn Trial Results Suggest Non-GMO Hybrid Performance Is Competitive With GMO Counterparts Non-GMO hybrids are a proven alternative for corn farmers, attesting that consumer food prices don''t have to rise due to yield differences. LINDEN, Ind.,

English Heritage gifts Made in China

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Quango, for a charity it hardly is, whose supposed task it is to protect the English heritage does not do much for it itself, it would appear. The heritage of England is not just its old (and not so old) historic buildings but also its crafts.

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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.

Urban gardens are key in times of crisis

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Allotment gardens have often been sources of local resilience during periods of crisis. During World War I the number of allotment gardens surged from 600,000 to 1,500,000 in Britain, supplying city people with food and other ecosystem services.

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Carved wooden spoons and other treen goods

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Never two of carved wooden spoon and other treen goods will ever be alike when carved along the lines of the wood, letting the grain guide the carver and dictate the shape, curves and such like are what make every piece a unique item.

Futuristic data security through pen and paper

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From intelligence agencies to hospitals, paper records are the killer app for stopping hackers, and pen and paper, or the typewriter, are king in this department.

Native Americans: They're Illegal Immigrants, Essentially

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Why not polypropylene shopping bags?

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Große russische Getreideernten verschärfen internationalen Wettbewerb

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Russland, einer der größten Weizenexporteure der Welt, erwartet in diesem Sommer erneut eine große Getreideernte. Damit wird sich der Wettbewerb an dem ohnehin schon überversorgten Weltmarkt weiter verschärfen.

Yowk, the almost “ready-to eat” boiled egg

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all you have to do is to heat it up by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When you think you have about seen it all then along comes something like this. Help! I must say that when I saw this I wasn't really sure as to whether I was supposed to laugh or cry at the stupidity.

Co-op Food named worst supermarket for in-store satisfaction

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Co-op Group's Co-operative Food stores have come bottom of the table in the Which? supermarket survey for the third year in a row. The annual survey looks at all aspects of the shopping experience – whether online or in-store.

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Moving towards a circular economy

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The circular economy package by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The European Commission adopted the Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe" and annex to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.

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ASDA's shame

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) ASDA, which started as Associated Dairies many years and has been known as ASDA almost ever since, now owned by the US giant Walmart has removed charity and food bank collection points from all of its stores in the UK.

Pollination nation: Create a pollinator-friendly habitat in your yard

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This week is National Pollinator Week, which aims to increase our awareness of the importance of pollinators in our lives, and to help more of us protect and support their populations by providing essential food sources and habitats for them.

Der Feind

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von Michael Smith (Veshengro) Arbeiter! Euer Feind ist nicht der Arbeiter aus Polen, Litauen oder Romänien. Euer Feind ist der globale wie auch der nationale Kapitalismus. Nicht nur ist der Kapitalist, ist der Kapitalismus, euer Feind.

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Old Jack trembled

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) “Old Jack trembled. He tried to answer, but was unable to speak. If he had been a slave and had failed to satisfy his master, the latter might have tied him up somewhere and thrashed him. Hunter could not do that; he could only take his food away.”

Jeremy Paxman Warns UK at Litter ‘Tipping Point’

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK’s litter crisis or face legislative action.

SHOWA Biodegradable Multi-Purpose Gardening Gloves

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) SHOWA Biodegradable Multi-Purpose Gardening Glove from Globus This is the first what is claimed to be biodegradable synthetic gardening glove with a sponge nitrile coating that provides optimal long lasting grip.

UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

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Government reaffirms UK’s commitment for almost all cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 at Paris COP21 conference. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) On December 3, 2015, the UK government has continued to lead global efforts to cut vehicle emissions at the international climate conference in Paris.

Sustainable forests can cut global emissions by half

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Politicians should place greater emphasis on the forest as a means of tackling the climate challenges. According to a study conducted by Södra, the sustainable management of the world's production forests could yield a reduction in global emissions of up to 50 percent.

Wood at Architect@Work London 2016

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year's London ARCHITECT@WORK had chosen wood as its theme. To honor this beautiful material, London's SCIN GALLERY, Materials Library and Resource, presented a collection of wood curiosities called Growth Rings.

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Co-op truck drivers considering strike action

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A thousand Co-operative Group distribution drivers are in talks to take strike action following an announcement that some drivers will be transferred to Eddie Stobart.