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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...

Ditch the car 1 Tracing Green Jan2016

Could You Ditch the Car?

Car ownership is costly on the environment and our pockets. Transport blending could help you to ditch the car in favour of more sustainable travel choices. Twice in the last...

REfUSE Pop Up Cafe 1 Tracing Green Jan2016

REfUSE pop-up cafe tackles food waste

REfUSE, a pop-up cafe in Durham, rescues surplus food and serves up delicious meals to the public rather than see it go to waste. Newcastle is celebrating its annual Restaurant Week...

Top 5 Posts 2015

Top 5 Posts from 2015

As Tracing Green reaches it’s 1st birthday, we bring you the Top 5 posts from 2015. Tracing Green is one year old today, and it’s been a roller coaster of a...