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Archive for the ‘Environment/Green Living’ Category

World Water Day – Loo Queue, Llandudno

Posted by LibeRaCe on March 19, 2010

Break a World Record to support World Water Day! Join the longest loo queue and raise awarness of a global issue!!

Saturday 20th March – Llandudno town centre, junction of Mostyn St. and Vaughan St – 12pm

WorldWaterdayRecord Poster (pdf)

World WaterDay is on the 22nd March 2010. Thousands are dying on a daily basis due to lack of access to water and proper santitation. Campaigners are tyring to mobilize support and increase awareness of this very important issue through the world record attempt.

You can find out more about this issue at –


 – World Water Council





 End Water Poverty


Fresh Water Action Network




Water Supply and Sanitation Council



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Sustainable Living Links

Posted by LibeRaCe on December 4, 2009

Sustainable Living – Handy hints that work for you….. 

 Bricks and Bread – Sustainable Living Centre




Reducing plastic use at home


Living life without plastic


Changing Lives – One Family’s struggle to go green




Sustainable living and technology


Tips for reducing household rubbish


Greenliving ideas you can use in the home and news updates on green issues




Calculate your environmental impact!

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Google Earth & Climate Change Education

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 18, 2009

The University of Wales Newport have produced a learning resource exploring the impact of climate change. It aims to help educationalists and climate change activists use Google Earth to explore the impact of climate change on a global scale and it should be of use to teachers and students alike.

This e-publication provides a case study that employs Google Earth in examining climate change impacts and sustainable development issues in North Africa. Click the link below to access it.


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Contaminated Land Use – Best Practice

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 2, 2009

For research or assigments – some links to get you going on the subject of contaminated land and sustainable land use. You cant make more land for a growing population, so is this one of the better solutions – the ultimate recycling?

claireCL:AIRE – Contaminated land, applications in real environments. Non-profit organisation (as referenced in Issue 176 IRN)

env agency logo   The Envrionment Agency – Contaminated Land definition and regulations




defra logo  Defra – Contaminated Land legislation and responsibilities




wag logoWelsh Assembly – Contminated Land statutory guidance


ciria logoCIRIA – Contaminated land information portal




safegrounds logoSafegrounds – Learning network for developing good practice




eugris logoEUGRIS – EU soil and water management


e pro logoEnvironmental Protection UK – Contaminated land risks and solutions




clarrc logoCLARRC – Contaminated land research and remediation document library




camden logoCamden Council – Historical landuse tool  


Example local campaigns – Bedwas Colliery , Wolverhampton gardens, Conwy school relocation.

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World Environment Day June 5th

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 5, 2009

This site contains daily tips on how to go about your everyday life while being aware of the environment. Factsheets, activities and excellent multimedia and free publication resources are also available.


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World Oceans Day June 8th

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 3, 2009

World Oceans Day was conceived by the government of Canada during the Earth Summit in 1992. This year the United Nations has officially designated it a yearly event to be held on June 8th. The World Ocean Network helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, Zoos, museums, schools and colleges to educate people on the importance of the oceans in our everyday lives and for the future of the planet and our survival.


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Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 27, 2009

David Mackay is Professor of Physics at Cambridge University who has devoted most of his time public teaching about energy. This is a link to  the electronic version of his book, which is available to download for free.It’s claim to fame is that it is clearly written, cuts through a lot of the political babble and leaves you to find your answers. Check out the reviews on Amazon


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The Encyclopedia Earth

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 11, 2009

The goal of Encyclopedia Earth is to be the largest reliable information resource on the environment in history. This is an outstanding online encyclopedia that covers just about everything on planet earth, from Acid Rain to the Signs and Symptons of Scabies. The resources are in the form of free searchable articles, conference papers, speeches and e-books, written by scholars, professionals and educators and other experts in their respective  fields.


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Celebrate Earth Day April 22nd

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 16, 2009

This years Earth Day will mark the beginning of of the Green Generation Campaign . A two year initiative to educate people and find solutions to the worlds environmental problems.


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