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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...

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Transform your commute with an e-bike

Can electric bikes make sustainable commuting more attractive? After a week’s trial of an e-bike I’ve found that cycling to work can be both easy and enjoyable. Wednesday is ‘Cycle to...

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OLIO : The Food Sharing Revolution

OLIO, the food sharing smartphone app, launches in Newcastle to help reduce food waste. Yesterday was our village summer fete and as usual I helped out with the tombola stand. The...

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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...

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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...

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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...