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Author Archives: Treebeard

About Treebeard

This site attempts to gather material and interested people concerned with Amma's environmental initiative. The more the merrier! I hope that people will start to take part in this enterprise in their own lives as well as sharing what they know.

What we do next: a message from the Kogi

Categories: Biodiversity, Birds, Communities, Gardening, Nature | Leave a comment

Water shortage in the garden?

Wise words from Garden Organic Even if you don’t remember the drought of 1976, you are probably aware of the current water shortages across England.  With the forecast due for a dry July, here below are some tips for the organic gardener. And in years to come, its worth making your growing area more water … Continue reading »

Categories: Garden Organic, Growing vegetables, Water | Leave a comment

Reduce your impact on earth

Avoiding meat and dairy While meat and dairy provide just 18% of calories and 37% of protein, it uses the vast majority – 83% – of farmland and produces 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Banking can change the world

From the Triodos Bank AGM:-

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The 3 step plastic challenge

from GreenFriends North America Our Beloved Amma has requested that her children take up the challenge of Source Reduction – preventing waste and pollution before it actually happens – to live a more sustainable life on our precious Mother Earth. To honour Amma’s request, we are launching a Plastic Challenge that asks all devotees to … Continue reading »

Categories: Climate, Renewables | Leave a comment

Planting trees in Heartwood

Join the Woodland Trust’s planting events:- February 22nd March 2nd, 8th, 14th and 20th Time:  10.00 until 15.00 but no problem if you can only make part of the day. Planting site:  Within the deer-fenced area to the north of the Nomansland Farm (see attached map) and some hedgerow planting.

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Compostable coffee cups

It is now possible to use coffee cups which go into the compost bin! The problem? Conventional takeaway packaging uses a mix of materials (plastic, card, films, metals). For example, conventional coffee cups are made of card lined with plastic. Separately, plastic and card are easy to recycle. But combined, the card contaminates the plastics … Continue reading »

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Find land for veggie growing

Huws Organic Gardening’s suggestion for finding land to grow veggies:-

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All aboard the solar train?

10:10 Climate Action have published a report on how solar PV can be connected to trains running DC traction using a third rail, as in London, Merseyrail and elsewhere. Grid capacity constraints mean new renewable generating capacity can no longer connect affordably across whole regions of the UK. Withdrawal of subsidies for solar PV means … Continue reading »

Categories: Conserving water and energy, Renewables, Travel | Leave a comment

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

This BBC article describes the problem of plastic pollution:-

Categories: Health | Leave a comment