We must consume less. and this not just with regards to energy

Green (Living) Review

We have to consume less (and learn to make do with what we have) rather than wanting more and more and bigger and bigger still. Just in Autumn 2014 the British electricity generating companies announced that they may have problems in keeping the lights on in the country for Winter 2014/2015 as they have less than 4% spare capacity. 2015 Technorati Tags: consumption , consumer society , less is more

Buy more to consume less! Duh?

Green (Living) Review

Buying more to consume less is an oxymoron and a contradiction in terms, for sure. The entire issue about " Green Consumer Day ", or as it even a week, I wrote my thoughts about it at the time last year, is in the same league. The consumer be advised to do his or her research as to the environmental benefits and other claims of the “green” vendors. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This just does not compute now, does it?

Consume Less/Share More = Access Economy: Takeaway from Sustainable Brands ’11

The Green Samaritan

BBMG is an agency dedicated to forward-thinking brands and conscious consumers. That being a “meaningful experience&# and one where the consumer is “active and a co-creator&#. I like it – consume less and share more.

Consume less Pollute less

Green Life Smart Life

So I was looking over the top 50 entries for the Greener Gadgets competition and I came across a pretty nifty concept. Ruhel Mohammed submitted his idea for the Guilty wallet based on the idea that consumerism is at the root of our environmental problems. We just keep buying crap, and when we are bored with it or the newer version comes out, we toss and buy more crap. All of this adds up and sits in the dump. Even if you re recycling it, THERE’S JUST TOO MUCH!

The Latest Most Urgent Reason To Breed And Consume Less

Green Prophet

This is less than the 7 billion people that are currently eking out an uncertain living. By 2100, at least ten billion people will devour the planet. At a recent film screening in Al Ain, one female student asked: “what’s the point of changing if nobody listens to us?&#

Minimalist Living: Is Less More?

Green Home Blog

Minimalist Living: Is Less More? We live in a consumer driven society and with it comes incredible waste. Consume Less, Donate More, Trash Less – A 2010 EPA report showed that Americans discarded 142,000 computers and 416,000 mobile devices every day.

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More (money) is not always Better

Green Earth Journey

We can live greener by simply choosing to consume less. We don't need More (money) if we learn to consume less. And engage in one of the easiest ways to live green: consume less. I have been reflecting of late on the economy and the position of so many of us lacking a conventional job or steady income. I found an interesting article that discusses why More and Better do not always walk hand in hand.

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An easy way to save 187 million gallons of gas and get healthier too?

Environmental Economics

  If we weighed the same as we did 20 years ago, our cars would be carrying aroun less weight and we all know that there is a weight/fuel consumption teade off holding all else equal, a lighter car consumes less fuel). 

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Watering Your Yard Efficiently During Hot & Dry Times

The Green Samaritan

With droughts, water shortages and restrictions, how can our yards be designed to need and consume less water? Hot, dry and hot! That might describe your local weather as August descends upon us. Yards are looking a little scorched and water sources a little shallow around the edges.

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: jcarwil via Compfight cc Americans are surveyed constantly as consumers, but very rarely are we asked about how we feel about consumption itself. That doesn’t change the fact that we’re big consumers.

Spain- Taking its foot off the pedal and increasing renewables


We are going to go a bit slower and in exchange we will consume less petrol and pay less money," as the Minister put it. Lowering the Speed Limit. Last month Spain lowered its maximum speed limit from 120kmph down to 110kmph to try to save on its fuel bill.

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Throwing away food is like stealing from the poor – Pope Francis

Green (Living) Review

In the industrialised world the majority of waste is by consumers, often because they buy too much and have to throw away what they do not manage to eat. We don''t need to recycle more; we need to consume less, make do with what we have and reuse things on all levels.

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6 Green Living Principles Every Household Should Learn

Environmental News Network

Try to consume less energy and you’ll realize that it will not only benefit the environment, but it would also yield higher savings for your family. Donating them to the less fortunate is better than just throwing them away. By: Guest Contributor, Jonathan James More.

What is so wrong about the consumer paying the true cost of grain, coal and oil?

Environmental Economics

Otherwise, there is a rise in price for transportation that is passed on to the consumer.”. The goods that travel by barge would cost more and we would consume less of them (grain, coal and oil). Maybe it would mean that I wouldn't eat so dang much: Locks are intended to make it easy for. barges, with their cargoes of grain, coal and oil, to navigate the uneven waters of the Mississippi, Kentucky [1] and Ohio Rivers.

An Easy Way to Save 187 Million Gallons of Gas and Get Healthier Too?

Environmental News Network

If we weighed the same as we did 20 years ago, our cars would be carrying aroun less weight and we all know that there is a weight/fuel consumption teade off holding all else equal, a lighter car consumes less fuel). from Environmental Economics by Tim Haab.

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Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

She said that she was not in favour of quitting nuclear power and added that France needs to continue investing in it, particularly in fourth-generation reactors which will consume less nuclear fuel and recycle nuclear waste.

How to choose a virtual reality gaming PC

Green Prophet

Especially when you are eco-conscious and want to buy things that will last long, stay relevant, and which will consume less energy. One of the biggest industries in the world is video games and for most people finding the right equipment for their hobby is a top priority.

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Dissent not allowed

Green (Living) Review

That includes working closer to where we live or living closer to where we work, conserving energy and water, driving less and walking and cycling more, reducing waste including and especially food waste, consuming less, etc. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Church of Global Warming does not permit dissent in any way, shape or form, and from whatever quarter. Anyone who disagrees is hounded and pilloried as a heretic.

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Martha Stewart: No More Beef


But making a conscious effort in her personal life to consume less meat would definitely shade her empire a bit more green. Will Martha Stewart be the next big celebrity name to embrace an all-plant diet?

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What I Learned from E.O. Wilson

Conservancy Talk

However, science shows us that population growth will level off over time and that, thanks to our own ingenuity, we’ll find ways to survive by consuming less. It’s possible that we could persist as a species in a less biodiverse world—but would we want to?

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6 ways to make your apartment greener

Green Prophet

Consume less energy. Going green has gone decidedly mainstream now. Governments are encouraging green buildings with tax incentives while buyers are willing to pay a premium for your property if you’ve invested in green technology.

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Getting Around Green: Consider A Motorcycle

Green Living Ideas

They emit less carbon dioxide. Motorcycles consume less fuel than cars, which means their production of carbon dioxide is also less. They also take less space on the road, reducing the congestion and overall automobile emissions. Consume less rare earths.

What About Zero Waste?


Many glass manufacturers use recycled glass because it is much less expensive. Are they more or less than the costs associated with plastic recycling? Consuming imports instead of local? But are they more or less harmful than plastic?

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Living deliberately

Green (Living) Review

If we chose not to drive, for instance, and chose to walk or use the bicycle instead our environmental footprint is considerably reduced and even more so if we consumer less and live with what we have rather than buying new all the time.

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Hit the switch and join millions for Earth Hour 2014

Green Prophet

It’s Earth Hour this weekend, which means you have the chance to join millions of people around the globe in a united effort to consume less energy.

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Purchasing “green” can be good, but buying less is better

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While purchasing “green” can be good, but buying less is better and making is better still. In reality, however, those products are often less than green, despite their appearance, and the marketing that goes with them all too often. Eat better and eat less.

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Your Guide to Choosing The Best Eco-Friendly House For Your Family

Environmental News Network

An eco-friendly fireplace is one that produces less pollution compare to standard fireplaces. Instead of buying incandescent bulbs, get a hold of LED and CFL bulbs that may cost a little bit higher but you’ll be glad to know that they last longer and consume less energy.

Living the “Green Life”, Living the Good Life

Green (Living) Review

One important change we must all consider and undertake and that is to transition from a consumer to a producer (no, not making movies, necessarily). What does it mean moving from being a consumer to being a producer?

The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a Time – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

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Green ‘Khutbah’ Muslim Sermon Campaign Launches Today

Green Prophet

Consume Less. Today marks the first annual ‘Green Khutbah Day’ which also coincides with Earth Day 2013.

Fast and Frugal Tips for Greener Living This Winter

Environmental News Network

Switch light bulbs to ones that consume less energy, CFL or Led bulbs are better compared to incandescent. The governing principle is that since more energy is consumed in producing heat, other energy-consuming activities or appliances should be limited.

I Recycle. Do You? November 15 is America Recycles Day!

Green (Living) Review

"On America Recycles Day, EPA encourages all Americans to consider their role in creating a healthy environment by being responsible consumers. By making smarter choices, consuming less, and reusing and recycling, each of us can contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment," said Mathy Stanislaus, EPA's Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

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Living in gratitude instead of desire

The Green Changemakers

Here is what I think: that being grateful for what I have makes me want less. Wanting less makes me consume less. Consuming less makes me treat the planet more kindly.

2008 52

Eco-Artware Launches EarthFriendlyCorporateGifts.com

Green (Living) Review

These products consume less energy to produce — many reclaim materials otherwise headed for the landfill — and make a positive statement about the giver's corporate values.

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Floating farms may soon feed the world!

Green Prophet

Preliminary cost-benefit and feasibility studies shown that the SFF project first investment is recovered in less than 10 years. They use less area for growing due to higher yield per square meter of the hydroponic systems, freeing land for non-agricultural use.

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The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales Written by Dawn Casey Illustrated by Anne Wilson Hardback with jacket – 96 pages 11.25inches x 9.5inches – full color Ages: Read Together 4-8 and Read Alone 6-10 ISBN: 9-7818-4686-223-0 Price:14.99

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Sustainable Architecture: Learning from Nature & The Magic of.

The Alien Next Door

Engineers copied the way the insects constantly open and close vents in the mound to manage convection currents of air and the building consumes less than 10% of the energy used in a similar sized conventional building. “We

2010 185

Recycling alone is not enough

Green (Living) Review

People must change their habits and consume less in the first place, but even more important is the reduction of packaging waste and we must reuse and repair more. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Recycling on its own is not enough to tackle Britain's ever growing waste problem and recycling must be the very last resource in waste management.

New Street Racer e-bike from EH Line runs up to 45kph


Green enthusiasts will certainly love the vehicle since it consumes less energy and provides better speed. Abdul Vahid V: EH Line’s new electric bicycle, the Street Racer is a well-built vehicle.

Eco Designer Carrie Parry Wins the Green Fashion Competition at Amsterdam Fashion Week

Eco Chic

Eco-Chick fave Carrie Parry (check out Haley’s coverage of her F/W 2011 collection here ) has just won the 15,000 Euro prize at Amsterdam Fashion Week for her latest collection. Congratulations Carrie!