Planned obsolescence

Green Living Tips

Planned obsolescence fuels hyperconsumption which impacts heavily on wallets - and our environment It's one thing for a product to generally wear out, quite another for a manufacturer to ensure a part of it does within a desired timeframe.

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Vertical Pallet Garden Plan

Green (Living) Review

Groundbreaking Food Gardens (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Niki Jabbour is a stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration.

Serbia self-drive birding tour planning

10,000 Birds

So how do I prepare a detailed plan of my trip? In this last stage, I like going through the exact planning in some detail. This depends on your accommodation plan too. Depending on your planning you might have to remove or add certain ones.

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Planning Appeal Success for Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Community group, Rhiw Las, have won their planning appeal to build four low-impact smallholdings, where they will grow their own food, create their own energy, and develop their own ecological businesses.

Garden Planning for Seed Saving

Green (Living) Review

Planning a garden involves deciding what crops to plant, how to efficiently use your space, and correctly timing of planting each crop. With a little extra planning, you can have a garden that provides a bountiful harvest of both produce and seeds. Whether you are planning a large backyard garden or have only a small garden plot, these tips and strategies will get your planting efforts off on the right foot.

Arizona Republicans planning to make protest illegal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Arizona you could get jailed and have your assets seized if you attend a protest or demonstration after Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent.

Design and Planning for People in Place

Green (Living) Review

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Flexible plans due to flooding

10,000 Birds

First came Tropical Cyclone Hilda and then came Tropical Cyclone Joyce and our plans were being adjusted daily as more and more rain fell and the main highway (the only highway out!)

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Dear Lover, let’s Make a Plan for Love.

Elephant Journal

Let’s plan for sunrises in Kenya and the northern lights in Iceland. Let’s plan for quiet nights where the tree frogs serenade us with their own private songs, and where we forget there is a world outside of the space between your heart and mine.

"Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan"

Environmental Economics

The Onion: President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan: Immediate removal of smokestacks atop White House. president to combat the effects of climate change. Designates team of workers to cool down planet’s hottest surfaces with damp towels and washcloths. Increases wind by 80 million gusts.

Politico's Morning Energy on the infrastructure plan

Environmental Economics

 While water, roads and airports all get special attention in the White House's new infrastructure plan, the electric grid was largely ignored in the  55-page document  the White House rolled out  Monday  - despite the system's age and the challenges to building it. "This plan ignores American energy and transportation needs of today - as well as  tomorrow. Via email: By Kelsey Tamborrino | 02/13/2018 10:00 AM EDT.

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Greenpeace response to the Obama climate plan

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on President Obama’s new climate plan, which was announced the other day in a speech in Washington, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said: “The President is embracing policies that will excite people around the world, and if the full potential of this plan is realised then we could look back at this speech as a landmark moment. Obama plan can be read here: [link] Source: Greenpeace UK. US Government USA climate plan Obama Greenpeace

Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning

Environmental Economics

I think if we tried harder, we could've squeezed a few more co-authors onto this one: Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: The role of valuation. Abstract: This paper scrutinises the use of ecosystem service valuation for marine planning. Current approaches to marine planning in both countries are presented and the role that ecosystem service valuation could play in this context is outlined.

The Problem with Making Plans.

Elephant Journal

My grandmother always says, "we make plans and God laughs.".

Birding Argentina – Planning Stage

10,000 Birds

At the early stages of our planning we were aiming to spend a few days in Santiago de Chile and then move to the North-west Argentina where we planned to spend most of our time and then to finish near Buenos Aires. And so we began to carefully plan a very busy schedule so we could cover all the birding hot spots that we could find. Planning for such a whirlwind tour became a monstrous research task. Plush-crested Jay.

Homeschooling Lesson Plans for 2012/2013

Hug a Tree with Me

Coming confidently out of year one, I am very excited about Jordan’s lesson plans for this year. This school term will mark year two on our homeschooling journey. She is 4 ½ now and is still as excited about learning as ever which makes my job a whole lot easier.

To save bees, city plans 1,000 acres of prairie

Green (Living) Review

Midwest, one city in Iowa is launching an ambitious plan to rebuild their prairie habitat. But as one city in Iowa plans to demonstrate, big changes like these can start with smaller, simpler actions. As vital pollinators decline across the U.S.



Municipality unveils ‘Aladdin City’ plans for Dubai

Green Prophet

Cities Aladdin City One Thousand and One Nights tourism urban planning World Expo 2020 Three lamp-shaped towers make up the new Aladdin City that is being constructed in Dubai as part of an effort to boost the city’s profile ahead of the 2020 World Expo. I wonder what the genie thinks?

How to Port Your Medical Insurance Plan

Green Prophet

Before renewing any health insurance plan, it is important for you to have a look at your policy and then analyze that whether its premium is worth the benefits that you received. If you think that your plan is a little expensive then you have the right to switch to a new insurance company.

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Why we Need a Life Plan.

Elephant Journal

Does having a plan inherently detach us from the present moment? Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood clarity goals gratitude joy law of attraction life life plan living in the moment love mindfulness present

Planning Alaskan Ruler Crab

Elephant Journal

At one outrageous planning Alaskan Ruler Crab is extremely straightforward. You get it solidified from the superstore, defrost in the ice chest and dive into bubbling water for five minutes to warm. The majority of Alaskan King Crab expended in North America is pre-cooked and solidified, a training that would not go on without serious […].

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Garden Planning & Design

Green (Living) Review

For February is garden planning time and it is time to get creative. Just in time for our garden planning time plantify ( [link] ) is also bringing out it online garden design tool. This way of designing your garden – or even with a computer program, whether a dedicated garden planning tool or simple vector graphics – works equally well for flower gardening as well as vegetables. In fact you should really plan your vegetable garden well and consider the aspects of the garden.

Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0: Brown in his new book, Plan B 4.0: The Saudis are unique in being so wholly dependent on irrigation,” says Brown in Plan B 4.0. That is what Plan B 4.0 And we must be armed with a plan outlining the changes needed. “It

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L.A. City Council Plans 1680 Miles of Interconnected Bikeways.

Wend Magazine

City Council Plans 1,680 Miles of Interconnected Bikeways Sami Ewers March 3rd, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers Los Angeles is a city that’s recognized, among other things, for its abundance of cars and near-constant presence of traffic and smog. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Industry response to The Food Waste Recycling Action Plan

Green (Living) Review

“Positive progress but more must still be done” Earlier this month (7 July), WRAP launched England’s first action plan to increase the quantity and quality of both domestic and commercial food waste recycling.

"A Curious Plan to Fight Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

As improbable as it may seem, Mr. Clarke said the Patriot deal had played to his advantage — helping start his grand plan to remake coal mining into a greener industry. The plan involves creating pollution credits by planting or preserving trees around the world to offset the carbon emitted from burning coal.

Benefits and costs of the Clean Power Plan

Environmental Economics

Federal Clean Power Plan.

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Planned Obsolescence. {Cartoon}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Funny Green computers electronics planned obsolescence technology As Annie Leonard illustrates in “The Story of Electronics,” most of our computers, phones, etc. are designed for the dump—they don’t need our help.

The Pursuit of the Plan

Elephant Journal

It is good to plan. It is important to plan. It is only if you have a plan that you will go to where you want to go, or get what you are looking to have. There are many more iterations of the same philosophy. I don’t know if this is true. My case here […].

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Energy Centre planning application submitted

Green (Living) Review

Origin Renewable Energy has submitted its planning application for an Energy Centre at Magnetic Park, Desborough, which will provide renewable heat and power to homes and businesses within the local area.

Monsanto drops GM crop plan in EU

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Biotechnology giant Monsanto is scrapping plans to win approval to grow new types of genetically modified crops in the European Union. Please note that the operative word here is “grow” and not that it is abandoning plans to get GM crops into Europe.

"Obama to reveal plan for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions"

Environmental Economics

The plans will require every state to reduce emissions from existing coal-burning power plants. States will also have until 2018 instead of 2017 to submit their plans for how they intend to meet their targets, the Associated Press reports. And if you don't have anything else to do today, and can't wait until tomorrow, you can read this from RFF' "What to Watch For in EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan" series: Timing: An Easy Concession for EPA?

Meal Planning for Dummies, Foodies & Busy People.

Elephant Journal

Food Green Health & Wellness busy people cooking foodie foodies meal planning more time quick mealsTurns out it is important for me to be efficient with my time, so I have made myself a new rule: I only cook.

Plan Your Landscaping to Save Energy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Homeowners can significantly reduce energy costs with energy conserving landscapes that are attractive and utilitarian. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that effectively positioned trees can result in 25 percent energy savings for typical households.

Of course, the Senate Democrats' climate plan must tout jobs

Environmental Economics

Cantwell said the effort included input from 25 senators on three committees, and that the plan now has 28 co-sponsors.   The true benefit of the Senate Democrats' plan should be measured by the reduction in the social cost of carbon Because jobs are the only benefit of environmental policy (sarcasm): Leading Senate Democrats unveiled their vision Tuesday for a comprehensive energy policy overhaul that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through new technology.

Caffé Nero reports coffee-waste-to-biofuel success, plans expansion

Green (Living) Review

Italian-style coffee shop chain Caffé Nero is looking to extend an innovative coffee-to-biofuel recycling scheme beyond greater London after a successful partnership with recycling company First Mile and technology firm Bio-Bean.

The state of Yugoslavia stood in the way of the strategic plan of the USA

Green (Living) Review

It stood in the way of the strategic plan of the USA the way it was. The state Yugoslavia, as it was, stood in the way of this strategic plan of the USA for it was a country had some weight and some prestige and also had one of the largest and strongest armies of Europe.

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Marks and Spencer calls for plan to save bees

Green (Living) Review

Marks and Spencer has on Thursday, June 27, 2013 called on the Government to create a Bee Action Plan. The call comes ahead of a summit meeting of key stakeholders on Friday, June 28, at which Environment Minister Lord de Mauley is expected to outline the Government''s plans to protect bees from decline. Friends of the Earth has seen an early draft of the Government''s plans, and fears tomorrow''s announced proposals will be too weak.

Distributional effects of different carbon price recycling plans

Environmental Economics

Most carbon tax proposals plan to return the money collected by the government to the people. Dallas Burtaw and Hal Gordon: Economists argue that the most efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to raise the price of energy by introducing a price on carbon emissions, either through a tax or a cap-and-trade regime.

Instead of Defunding Planned Parenthood, Can We Defund War?

Elephant Journal

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"House conservatives' sweeping plan for Trump's first 100 days, explained"

Environmental Economics

All regulations have zero benefits: Thursday morning, the House Freedom Caucus, the main group representing the far right of House Republicans, released an ambitious regulatory — or, really, deregulatory — agenda for the Trump administration to pursue.

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How We Make Promises, Plans, and Possibilities

Elephant Journal

Many people have big bold visions for the world, but it starts with either a promise, plan, or possibility. Enlightened Society acceptance accountability awareness plans possibilities promises Radical BrillianceI have a client who is currently in the process of writing a novel. It is a great story with tremendous relevance to the predicament that so many of us find ourselves in these days: isolation, […].

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