As we approach 2010, I’m sure all who read this blog take certain things for granted, the basic human necessity of having shelter, food and drink. And no matter how well informed we are, it is still staggering to stop and thing how many people do not have regular access to these basic human [...]
Earth Day, celebrated yesterday, April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year.
Nelson viewed the stabilization of the nation’s population as an important aspect of environmentalism and later [...]
World Fair Trade Day, 9 May 2009, is an international celebration of Fair Trade, with events organised worldwide. On and around the second Saturday of May every year, fair Trade organisations based in over 70 countries, along with Fair Trade shops and networks, host events to promote Fair Trade and campaign for trade justice. [...]
The last post about US government support for energy saving home improvements got me thinking – what is available in other countries – so a very quick search of the web found this site giving information on what grants are available in the UK. It also gives lots of other information on cutting energy consumption.
With worldwide events like Earth Hour taking place, everyone is trying to do what they can to save energy and live more “green.” But many people are unaware of the possible tax benefits that exist taking these initiatives. On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Part [...]