Belgium bans the book

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Belgian Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has announced on Twitter that Belgium would adopt an opt-in system for residential telephone directories. From 2011, white-pages directories will not be delivered in Belgium unless a customer requests one and let's hope the same will be true for the business pages as well. The white pages opt-in system in Belgium could save 3,000 tonnes of paper.

Unusual Things To See and Do in Belgium

Eco Chic

A guide to Belgium. Belgium is famous for many culinary delights, chocolate, beer and waffles among them. We take a look at some of the must-do activities in Belgium over the next year. The event started in the early 1970s to showcase Belgium’s famous export of begonias. Casino Spa in Belgium is the world’s oldest casino, built in 1763. The post Unusual Things To See and Do in Belgium appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Red brick firehouse in Belgium runs on solar power

AGreenLiving

Rotterdam-based studio Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven has built a charming new firehouse for Wilrijk, Belgium. Read more from the original source: Red brick firehouse in Belgium runs on solar power.

Belgium plans first renewable energy Antarctic base

Eco Friendly Daily

Belgium will build the first polar station powered solely by renewable sources of energy at a site in the Antarctic that will study climate change. The station, the Antarctic summer home to 20 people, including 12 to 16 scientists, will focus on studying climate change and will mark Belgium's return to the continent after an absence of over 30 years. "Antarctica

Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

Germany and Belgium were last week hit by a devastating extreme weather event killing over 200 people when three month’s worth of rainfall fell in just 24 hours. Flooding in Kordel, Germany. Photo credit: Chz – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen.

Belgium plans first renewable energy Antarctic base

Eco Friendly Daily

Belgium will build the first polar station powered solely by renewable sources of energy at a site in the Antarctic that will study climate change. The station, the Antarctic summer home to 20 people, including 12 to 16 scientists, will focus on studying climate change and will mark Belgium's return to the continent after an absence of over 30 years. "Antarctica

Deadly Floods Surprise Europe

Environmental News Network

Flash floods have devastated several communities in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Deadly Floods Surprise Europe

Human actions are causing endangered whales to shrink in size

AGreenLiving

Business Green a-sandbag-tied belgium current-biology england florida study whalesRight whales born today are shorter by approximately one meter as compared to their counterparts born in the 1980s, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. The study has established that whales born today are shorter and smaller in body size due to the impact of human activities. Currently, a full-grown right whale measures between 13 and 14 meters in length on average.

Glowing sharks found near New Zealand

AGreenLiving

Researchers from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand observed a blue glow on the three sharks’ ventral surface when they were in a fully dark environment. Eco Green a-distinct-glow a-shark-gain animals animals-it-has bbc belgium bioluminescence career experimental marine-science novavax shark twilight water while-the-tower

Modern Dane offers sustainable bedding for peace of mind while you sleep

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Firstly, the flax, which is grown in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, is a natural match to the land. Eco Green Recycle a-often-lack archivist belgium earth eco-friendly bedding home product sustainable living sustainable materialsNobody wants to sleep swaddled in chemicals and other toxins. Plus, who can get a full night of slumber knowing their textile selections contribute to poor working wages and environmental pollution?

Bee-killing pesticide approved for emergency use in the UK

AGreenLiving

But now 11 countries, including Spain, Denmark and Belgium, have signed emergency authorizations to use this controversial chemical. Business Green africa belgium benches decision denmark furniture nature people pesticides spainThe U.K. government is reversing a ban on a dangerous pesticide. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and British Sugar lobbied hard to get a product containing neonicotinoid thiamethoxam sanctioned for emergency use on sugar beets.

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Middelkerke Casino blends into the surrounding Belgian sand dunes

AGreenLiving

This is especially true in a sensitive habitat, like that along the coastline of Belgium, where a massive casino will meld into the curving landscape while bringing an economic boost to the region. Eco Green Recycle beach belgium enormous-amount hotels mayor project vietnamGreat architectural design provides function for indoor spaces but also considers the effect on the surrounding outdoor space.

Plant a unique indoor garden with this modular living wall kit from Horticus

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Eco Green belgium home hotels kitchen living-walls person-lifting personal planters | Recycle space terracotta tropical plantsDesigned by Horticus, these modular living walls offer a stunning way to reconnect with nature by creating a vertical hanging garden indoors, no matter how small the space. The flexible system is completely adaptable, with a modular, hexagonal steel frame with room for customized terracotta planters. The instructions are easy enough for even beginner gardeners.

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Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

AGreenLiving

Projects such as Urban Forests in Belgium and France, and Tiny Forest in the Netherlands, are bringing together volunteers to transform small patches of wasteland. Business Eco Green a-huge-variety akira-miyawaki animals belgium japanese landscape local miyawaki netherlands trees work world-economicPlanting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change Alex Thornton Fri, 08/07/2020 – 00:30 How much space do you think you need to grow a forest?

Objekten’s Intelligent Ecology: Sustainable Design to Buy Once

Eco Chic

Made in Belgium from German wood, this peppermill is a stunner; it will be the only one you ever need to buy; a small piece of design that you will use every day (or at least I do, I love pepper!). Leaning is an ingenius “wall pocket” made in Belgium with wood from managed forests and comes in a variety of 12 colors. HomeSoul belgium design eco cushions Europe faux fur laptop cover Objekten peppermill shelves sustainable design wood

New Year’s Resolutions at Colorado’s Green Breweries

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Tags: Beer Bicycles Solar Energy/PV Colorado's Green Breweries Fat Tire New Belgium Odell photovoltaic photovoltaic systems

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

A vast estate of solar panels and wind turbines will eventually cover a patch of desert the size of Belgium, powering what would be the world’s biggest hydrogen factory. Japan, a long-time supporter of nuclear power, now has serious hydrogen ambitions.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Belgium. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Small craft breweries as tourist destinations?

Environmental Economics

Bev Perdue is aimed at attracting Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, two well-known midsize breweries, to western North Carolina. Tim Moffitt, an Asheville Republican, said the change would help attract the Colorado-based New Belgium and the California-based Sierra Nevada to open East Coast production facilities, potentially creating about 275 jobs and more than $200 million in capital investments.

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Keeping energy production local and mutualised: Jon Hallé of Sharenergy, Part 2

Low Impact

It stops us having these end-to-end local co-ops that you find in places like Belgium, where community schemes have wind, hydro, solar and tens of thousands of local consumers on their books.

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Friday Beer Post: Bottle or Can

Environmental Economics

New Belgium has provided a balanced voice in the debate, posting on its blog in April that even with all the volume of research on the life cycle and greenhouse gas emissions of beer packaging materials, there is no clear answer as to whether glass bottles or aluminum cans are environmentally superior.

Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

New Belgium. Another Fort Collins favorite is New Belgium Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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Mummy limbs smugglers hide “loot” in speakers, foiled in Egypt

Green Prophet

On a plane to Belgium, the X-ray technicians noticed something fishy and looked deep inside the speakers. What would Tutankhamun say? Remember when mummies starting floating up in sewage ? This story is even better. Security officials at the Cairo International Airport foiled a plot to smuggle ancient mummified limbs out of the country in a couple of loudspeakers. Instead of wires and a woofer, they found body parts.

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There is more to creating a woodland than just planting trees

Green (Living) Review

Unlike today where we gather the seeds here, as in the case of the ash, which apparently brought ash dieback to our shores, send the seeds to countries such as Belgium and Denmark, have the nurseries there grow the seeds into trees and then import them.

Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

New Belgium. Another Fort Collins favorite is New Belgium Brewing Co. Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green. If you partake in alcoholic beer beverages there is a high probability that you are unaware of the brands which actually produce less of a carbon footprint than others. This holiday season, as friends, family and business relations raise a glass to good cheer and good fortune, try something new and grab a green one. Sierra Nevada.

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Would stackable B-and-Bee festival shelters work for refugees as well?

Green Prophet

Could these B-and-Bee shelters designed for Belgium festivals provide temporary housing for refugees in the Middle East? The cells create job opportunities for people in Belgium who could really use some. Perhaps when the group scale up production of their prototypes, six of which were recently tested at the Gentse Feesten in Belgium. :: Dezeen.

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World

Greentumble

The first country to implement a full ban on plastic bags was Belgium in 2007. Belgium (2007). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems.

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Meet the six brave women who scaled Europe’s tallest building to save the Arctic

Green Blog

The six climbers were Ali Garrigan from the UK, Sabine Huyghe from Holland, Sandra Lamborn from Sweden, Lisbeth Deddens from Belgium, Victoria Henry from Canada and Wiola Smul from Poland. Today, six brave activists from Greenpeace climbed to the top of the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard in London, UK. The daring stunt was made in an effort to protest Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

13 Radiant Photos to Honor Earth Day

Green Prophet

With my trusted camera by my side, I have explored many reaches of the earth – from the deserts of Egypt to the cobbled streets of Ghent in Belgium, from an island in Kenya to the rolling hills of Virginia, and though I’ve barely scraped the surface and there are many photographers more skilled than I , my travels have challenged me to simplify my life, eat healthy food, drive less, and be a more loving, grounded person.

Saudi Gazelle Massacre Sparks Outcry

Green Prophet

One commentator from Belgium, responding to the Gulf News story, blames these kinds of senseless killing sprees on what has become a rather idle culture. Read the Quran please about the love of animals,” the anonymous reader wrote from Belgium. A video of Saudi men boasting about their multi-day massacre of several Arabian gazelles has sparked an outcry across social media networks, local newspaper Sabq recently reported. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Getting cadmium out of my chocolate through the roots

Green Prophet

David Argüello from Belgium along with a team from Ecuador have found ways to reduce cadmium in chocolate trees, using lime. Simran Sethi is a writer and activist who protects food we love, like chocolate and wine.

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Waste, in this case, food waste

Green (Living) Review

Belgium is the first, and so far only, country in the EU, and not only EU, that has now legislated that the disposal of such food is illegal and that this food that, at the end of the day would be thrown out, has to be passed on to people (in need). by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This photo was sent to the Austrian broadcast station ORF heute konkret by a viewer and shows a dumpster outside of a branch of a well-known supermarket chain in Vienna after the shop had closed in late July 2014.

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Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

Green Prophet

Since the beginning of 2012, the Disco Soup anti-food waste phenomenon has spread to Holland, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Colombia and South Korea, serving thousands of meals to the sound of dance music, sparking creativity, boldness and solidarity amongst people of all origins, ages and social backgrounds. On the occasion of World Food Day, Beirut will play host to the funkiest food salvage event in history: Disco Soup!

Is Beer Healthy?

Eco-Vegan Girl

Especially Fat Tire by New Belgium (totally eco-vegan!). I wasn't a big beer fan until a couple years ago. Don't know what happened, but suddenly I liked it. When I went gluten-free I got even more into beer, probably because of the novelty of finding the best GF options. That came to a halt when I started a cleanse back in April and I haven't felt the desire to drink much of it since.

Onondaga Nations eco-friendly firehouse produces all of its own energy

AGreenLiving

Related: Red brick firehouse in Belgium runs on solar power To further reduce the building’s impact on the environment, the architects equipped the firehouse with a 100kW solar array.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

For example, the UK is linked into this network through interconnectors to Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and France; another possible project involves connecting the UK with Iceland’s supply of geothermal and hydroelectric power using a subsea cable.

Weekend Reading 8/23/13

Sightline Daily

Will wolves reach Belgium before they reach the Olympic Peninsula? Will wolves make it to the Olympic first or Belgium? So which will come first: Belgium or the Bogachiel? Nicole. Ever gotten hassled for riding outside of the bike lane? If so, this 2011 video by a New York cyclist is for you. I also came across some helmet-cam videos pointing out tricky intersections and traffic situations in West Seattle.

France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

Several European countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Britain have bike-to-work schemes, with differing kinds of incentives such as tax breaks, payments per kilometer or mile (depending whether metric or imperial system being in use) and financial support for buying bicycles. In Belgium, where a tax-free bike incentive scheme has been in place for more than five years, about 8 percent of all commutes are on bicycles.

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The Dire State of Plastic Pollution

Greentumble

Ghent University in Belgium calculates that we eat 11,000 fragments of plastic annually through our consumption of shellfish. Imagine if you could have your own private island, larger than the state of Texas. This space could be yours, if you do not mind the fact that it is made of microscopic plastic. You could take a 14-hour cruise from end to end, or cover the distance by running 12 marathons.

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David Jenkins celebrates 43 years at IOG SALTEX as the show leaves Windsor

Green (Living) Review

Since founding DJ Turfcare Equipment Ltd in 2002 David has introduced Plugger Aerators from the US, Bushranger Edgers from Australia and Viano fertilisers from Belgium. DAVID JENKINS, managing director of DJ Turfcare, will celebrate 43 years of attending IOG SALTEX with the last show at Windsor Racecourse before it moves to the NEC.

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Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Green Prophet

In the present study, Dr. Okon-Singer, doctoral students Elinor Abado and Jasmine Sagi, and master degree student Nir Silber, all from the School of Psychological Studies at the University of Haifa, cooperated with a team of researchers from Belgium and Switzerland.

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Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair.

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EU schoolkids build food waste charter includes doggy bags and free food

Green Prophet

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair which was focused on feeding the world.

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