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EcoFest 1 Tracing Green July 2016

EcoFest 2016

The region’s first EcoFest celebrated the best of low-impact living in the North East. Last Sunday saw the region’s largest Vegan Festival bring a new flavour to the Metro Radio...

Cohousing 1 Tracing Green June 2016

Cohousing Durham

Cohousing allows communities to meet the challenges of modern day life in a sustainable way. (Photo: Lancaster Cohousing project) Earlier this month I joined an inspiring group of people for the...

Cowheels 1 Tracing Green May 2016

Co-wheels Car Club

Durham-based car club Co-wheels is driving progress in sustainable transport. Earlier this year, we asked if you could ‘Ditch the Car’. Car ownership is costly on the environment and our...

Fossil Fuels Future 1 Tracing Green May2016

Fossil Fuels Future

A public debate about the future of fossil fuels brought together an engaging panel of experts in Durham. Last Monday evening, the Durham Energy Institute teamed up with the Durham...

Barbados 1 Tracing Green April 2016

A Postcard from Barbados

Notes from the tropical island paradise of Barbados: architecture, environment and progress towards sustainability. Regular readers will have noticed that a month has passed since my last post. I’ve been...

Repute Laptop Upcycling 1 Tracing Green March2016

Re-pute.it Laptop Upcycling

A new social enterprise in Durham is upcycling laptops to reduce e-waste and build community resilience. An estimated 350,000 tonnes of e-waste are brought to household waste recycling centres in...

Cundall One Planet Living 1 Tracing Green March 2016

Cundall One Planet Living

Newcastle-based engineering consultancy Cundall demonstrates its commitment to sustainability with an ambitious target of One Planet Living. A striking newspaper headline in December caught my attention. It suggested that 2016...

Circular Economy 1 Tracing Green Feb 2016

New Puritans and the Circular Economy

Musings on coffee, consumer culture and a circular economy. I was saddened to read the report on Treehugger that Renato Bialetti died earlier this month. Bialetti brought his father’s iconic...