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Recycling is more than a feel good experience

Recycling leads to far more than entitled consumerism, when done right it is capable of producing significant results. Given the gravity of the environmental crises we face, it is very easy to be cynical about small scale activities like recycling, but even these small gestures, if repeated often enough, can amount to major savings for […] … learn more→

How easy is it to buy sustainable fish?

Here at Easy Green Towers we are keen supporters of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his incredibly successful campaign, the Big Fish Fight. As well as the on screen and online campaign which aims to educate the nation on making sustainable fish choices, the brains behind the Big Fish Fight have also recently released a free app […] … learn more→

Enthusiasm for the environment

Most kids love to be outdoors. A two-year-old jumping onto a pile of leaves in the park is probably not aware of it, but nature is one huge outdoor learning classroom. Children enjoy touching, wondering and caring for leaves, shells, seeds, flowers, and insects. And with this enjoyment, comes heaps of unstructured learning. Nature awakens […] … learn more→

Natural garden pest control

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pesticides have been linked to cancer, nerve damage, birth defects and other medical problems. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to control or eliminate common garden pests such as aphids, white flies and spider mites without resorting to dangerous pesticides. Three of the best methods of natural pest control […] … learn more→

Protecting children from stranger danger

\’Stranger Danger\’ is better referred to as a small part of teaching children protective behaviours. It is only a very small part of protective behaviour, as 85 per cent of danger or abuse to children occurs with someone known to the child or trusted by the child. The Protective Behaviours Organisations have undertaken work for […] … learn more→

Some smokers successfully switch to electronic cigarettes

While electronic cigarettes may be a long-term alternative to the real thing for some smokers, Penn State College of Medicine researchers suggest medical providers should continue to encourage more traditional smoking cessation methods. The researchers investigated this growing phenomenon through a survey of 104 long-term e-cigarette users. E-cigs typically consist of a cigarette-shaped device with […] … learn more→

Bitterness makes the heart grow sicker

Maxims like turn that frown upside down may annoy you when ill-timed but it seems they have some evidence-based science behind them. A growing body of research shows that your state of mind may have a significant impact on your health and well-being. The latest research to give credence to the link between state of […] … learn more→

Message to gay soldiers: It\’s your army too

As the U.S. military prepares for the repeal of \”Don\’t Ask Don\’t Tell\” (DADT), policymakers are looking to other military bodies around the world that have successfully integrated gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) soldiers into military service. Now a new study from Tel Aviv University suggests that an integrated support and education dimension is essential […] … learn more→

Come here often?

To date, most social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn have relied upon the ‘friend-of-a-friend’ approach to try and determine which people may have connections with one another. However, Salvatore Scellato, Anastasios Noulas and Cecilia Mascolo, of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory, have devised a new approach that not only looks at friends of friends, but also […] … learn more→