Category: Lifestyle

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Green Energy Cycles

I put an electric bicycle through its paces on the hills around Hexham, and consider the benefits of e-bikes. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a fair...

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