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Green-minded Brits could be rewarded for switching utilities suppliers

A spate of recent studies have revealed that millions of British households are not only cutting back on their energy usage to combat the impact of the economic slowdown, but also in order to do their bit for the environment.Now, it appears that conscientious consumers will be further rewarded for their environmental c...12:55 Fri 09th Jul 2010

Planet Earth

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsPlanet Earth is probably the most spectacular wildlife series made by the BBC. The series is narrated by Sir David Attenborough who brings to the show his obvious passion for the subject matter which draws in the viewer and makes it difficult to stop watching all ten hours in one sitting.The visua...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Silent Running

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsSilent Running is one of the best science-fiction films of the 1970s. The film was directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had previously worked as a special effects supervisor on such science fiction films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Andromeda Strain. A small ensemble cast includes Bruce Dern, Cli...10:33 Mon 28th Jun 2010

Eden Project

The Eden Project is an iconic environmental project in the UK. It has three main areas devoted to different types of plant found around the world; The Rainforest Biome, The Mediterranean Biome and the Outdoor Biome. The site includes the world's largest greenhouse. Much of the project, including both greenhouses, is av...14:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Oxfam Second Hand Clothes

Oxfam is one of the largest Charity organisations in the UK. Their stores are in high streets worldwide and are famous for great value and variety. Most notably known for second hand clothing the stores also have shoes, books and some accessories at bargain prices. They also stock fair-trade items. The name “Oxf...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

London Wetland Centre

The London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in the Barnes area of London. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. WWT is the only UK charity with a national network of spe...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Science Museum

The Science Museum is one of the three major museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London. It is part of the National Museum of Science and Industry. The museum is a major London tourist attraction. The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rock...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Geographical Society

The Royal Geographical Society is the learned society and professional body for geography. Established in 1830, they advance geography and support its practitioners. Housed in the beautiful, grade II; Lowther Lodge in Kensington, the society is renowned for its exhibitions which aim to enrich our knowledge of the world...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Garden Museum

The Garden Museum (formerly the Museum of Garden History) aims to become the leading national venue for exhibitions and debate on gardens and garden design. The museum covers the whole range of gardening, from royal gardens to allotments. The Garden’s focal point is the beautiful 17th Century inspired knot garden...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to simply as Kew Gardens, are 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. The Gardens are now a Wo...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo houses a wonderful range of reptiles, fish, invertebrates, birds and mammals. It is home to huge numbers of animals with more than 16,000 individual animals at London and over 720 species it is one of the world’s largest collections. London Zoo is the world oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a must see sight for any visitor to London. With more than 70 million specimens, ranging from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons, the Museum is home to the largest and most important natural history collection in the world. The Natural History Museum first opened its doors to the pub...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Envirofone

Envirofone is a leading mobile phone recycling company. They offer actual hard cash for your old or broken mobile phone. The company is committed to raising the awareness of the public to the recycling of mobile phones, as even though it has been going on for years still many people do not know about it. The website i...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

UK Daffodil Shortage

The sight of a broad swath of bobbing yellow flowers inspired Wordsworth to pen his famous poem. For many of us seeing daffodils at the sides of roads or in gardens is a sign that spring is on the way. The days are getting lighter and warmer and the weather is getting better. However, this year that has not been the ca...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

We Are Taking More Power Saving Measures

Many of us are feeling the pinch during the current financial crisis. Along with other cost cutting measures, it seems, we are also looking to the energy use in our own homes to reduce the cost of outgoings. On a more positive note, the research found homeowners to be far more proactive when it comes to taking steps t...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Learner Drivers To Receive Eco Testing

Learner drivers are to face a new challenge when they sit their driving test: they will be judged on how environmentally friendly their driving is. In a departure from traditional motor insurance concerns of safety, drivers will be judged on their ability to conserve fuel while driving. This will be doing things like...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

The Toyota iQ 'Could Help Drivers Cut Costs'

Toyota is one of the top car manufacturers in the world. They also have the reputation of being efficient and safety conscious. The company prides itself on its innovation and drive to stretch boundaries. This can be seen in their commitment to making their cars cleaner and more fuel efficient. Consumers who are keen ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Best Money-Saving Green Cars Revealed

Motorists who are finding it difficult to cover the cost of car insurance, fuel, maintenance and road tax could make significant savings by opting for an eco-friendly car, it has been suggested. Whatgreencar claimed with many drivers feeling the effect of the economic downturn there has never been a better time to opt...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Cash-Strapped Motorists Advised To Go Green

Motor insurance customers keen to cut their motoring costs are being advised to go green. According to the Department for Transport (DfT), opting for a more environmentally-friendly model will reduce the amount motorists spend at the pump. In a bid to encourage drivers to improve their green credentials, DfT's ACT o...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Drivers 'Slow To Go Green'

Car insurance customers have been slow to adopt environmentally-friendly habits, it has been claimed. The Campaign for Better Transport admitted there has been a shift in attitude among motorists in recent times- brought about by a combination of concerns about the planet and financial worries. However, it added there...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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