DIY Baby Wipes – 52 Ways to Reduce Your Eco Footprint #20

“Wet wipes don’t flush and make up 93% of matter causing UK sewer blockages”.

Not only that but they contain rash causing chemicals and are unsustainable. Stop trashing the planet and baby’s bum and make your very own Baby Wipes. #20 on our list of 52 ways to reduce your eco-footprint are these natural, chemical free and easy to make Baby Wipes.  more “DIY Baby Wipes – 52 Ways to Reduce Your Eco Footprint #20”

Food Waste Around the World

Did you know that Australian’s generate 360kgs of food waste every year? This is 8x more than the average Chinese person. The Chinese, however, throw away 61 million tonnes a year! Some incredible facts and figures from this year’s World’s Food Waste Winners!  more “Food Waste Around the World”

Reusable Feminine Hygiene Products vs. Disposables: What Comes Out Ahead?

Recently on One Brown Planet, we uncovered a vast but largely ignored environmental issue, the disposable of sanitary products. Almost 500 million pads are discarded into landfill every month! This week our guest writer,  Jackie Bolen, pits disposables against reusables to see which one really does provide the best product for women.  

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Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

A good friend of mine, Nate Maynard, based in Taiwan, recently wrote an article for The News Lens. In it, he discusses the implications of a Government trying to make the switch to renewable energy. A Government that on the one hand recognises global warming and all the health-related implications that go with it and on the other hand, heavily subsidies the fossil fuel industries which leads to some of the lowest energy prices in the world. This excellent article emphasises some of the struggles Governments face within their organisations with outdated and ineffective policies, cronyism and outright corruption.

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The Litter Bug – Polluting our Planet

By Patrick Rogers, Aged 13

Second in our series of school children guest bloggers is Patrick Rogers from All Hallows High School, close to Preston in the United Kingdom. After reading Patrick’s blog you get the impression that he is pretty upset with the disregard humans are showing the Earth. All this littering and polluting is taking its toil! It is great to hear such passion from someone so young and I hope he continues his fight for a better planet in the future!

Please feel free to leave comments below, about Patrick’s blog or some of the solutions you think will help prevent litter from polluting our planet.

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A Return to Earth – Our Natural Environment

Written by Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang

As an abstract painter, I draw ideas from a wide range of resources; ranging from music, poetry, performance, to various other forms of creativity. But there are some sources of inspiration that may be surprising to people who are not familiar with how a painter works: regular meditation retreats; yoga sessions; the texture of a worn, hundred-year-old door that is in desperate need of restoration; or the iridescent glint of the fluttering wing of a butterfly.  more “A Return to Earth – Our Natural Environment”

Why Pay More?

By Paul McNeil

Too many of us make price the bottom line when we buy something new.  Too few of us link price to quality or consider the implications of always searching for the cheapest goods.  While it is not always viable to buy the most expensive product on the shelf, here are ten good reasons why not to buy the cheapest one either: more “Why Pay More?”