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Carbon Negative Farm Steading

This carbon negative conversion of a farm steading in Northumberland blends into a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. One building stood out for me at last year’s RIBA awards ceremony....

The Air We Breathe

Tackling air pollution gives us a great opportunity to improve the quality and sustainability of our cities. Air pollution has dominated the news headlines over the last few months. The...

Top Posts of 2016

As Tracing Green reaches it’s 2nd birthday, we bring you the Top 5 posts of 2016. As 2016 draws to a close, we’re celebrating Tracing Green’s 2nd birthday. This year...

Barn Inspired Office in Northumberland

A firm of ecology consultants has built a barn-inspired low-impact office to nestle into its rural Northumberland setting. E3 Ecology is a specialist ecology consultancy based in Wark near Hexham....

Freewheeling in Newcastle

Cycle training is a key ingredient in promoting sustainable travel, as I discovered on two cycle courses for adults. Readers will know I’m a big fan of utility cycling, and...

Before the Flood

A new film by Leonardo DiCaprio is yet another reminder that we’re not doing enough to solve climate change. In 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio became a U.N. Messenger of Peace. As...

Energy-Efficient Living at Hexham Gate

A new collection of low-energy homes in Hexham is raising the ‘energy-efficiency’ bar for developer housing in the region. The terms eco-friendly, sustainable and low-energy are common in the language...