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?

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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?&#

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!

Why the California Water Crisis is a Foretaste of Water Crises to Come

Nature Conservancy - Science

Because of the California drought, water providers in California will sell less water this year, losing $600 million in revenue. Some of these work by creating incentives to individual actors that encourage less water use by individuals. Coyote Hills in California.

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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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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Green (Living) Review

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!

Ferrari's V12 driven vehicles to combine green technology


The company’s new generation of V12s will not only consume less fuel but will also emit lower levels of CO2. Sonia Renthlei: Modern cars are fraught with fuel issues and how to secure the future of gas-based vehicles.

Experts Say Change In Diet Is Instrumental In Ending Hunger

Green (Living) Review

Part of that change, according to Reuters, involves consuming less red meat, reducing food waste and fighting poor nutrition. The U.N. plan to end worldwide hunger by 2030 focuses on eating more vegetables and reducing food waste.

Israeli Researchers Create World’s First Brain to Computer Interaction

Green Prophet

” With 7 billion people consuming the earth’s dwindling natural resources , a rising number that is rapidly reaching proportions that could collapse the planet, the question of artificially prolonging human life with technology remains a sticky one.

Ohev Sholom is America’s First Jewish “Energy Star”

Green Prophet

Brand-new T8 fluorescent lights rather than less efficient T12 lighting fixtures. They did an informal energy audit in 2008 and found there were lots of places for us to make improvements, but we didn’t have a baseline of how much energy we consumed.”.

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.

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.

Innovative ship design sees vessels become 30 percent more fuel efficient


Next generation cargo ship with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel. Next generation cargo ship with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel.

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). 

Preventing Light Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

With the growing world energy consumption and our dwindling natural resources people are looking at all aspects of our life and how we can change to consume less energy. They do this with the type of lighting which shines light down only, it requires significantly less energy.

Tunneling through to power saving gadgets with efficient electronics


It also gets heated a lot less and hence there is no wastage of energy and can perform at a level that is lot higher than components that are available today. The transistors are far sturdy and are being tried out in circuits to test consumer feasibility.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Newly Anti-Nuclear Japan Scrambles for Renewable Energy Solutions

Green Blog

Japan already consumes less energy than the world average for each point of its GDP by 20% and less than the US by a whopping 30%. With the disastrous tsunami of March 11, 2011 looming not far in the background, Japan is struggling to decide what to do about record energy shortages. Public opinion has turned strongly against nuclear energy and put plans for nuclear expansion, popular up to the time of the earthquake, suddenly out of the question.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.