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How to Make Your Summer Holiday Greener

After a cold, dull winter, most people look forward to a family holiday where the sun is reliable and the temperature’s just right for lounging on the beach and relaxing.

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Ideas for a Green Bank Holiday

Bank holidays are that time of year when you get an extra day off giving you time to catch up on jobs you’ve been putting off and enjoy some leisure time with the family.

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Spring has Sprung!

Yesterday was the first official day of spring, so what better excuse to get out exploring the great outdoors this weekend?

We’ve put together a checklist of things to keep an eye out for, whether you’re out on a countryside walk with the kids, or are heading out with a camera and want some springtime photo inspiration.

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Lambing Live at Reaseheath College

Lambs in the Nursery PolytunnelThis weekend, spring has most definitely sprung, and what better proof than newborn lambs? Each year around the UK, lambing events take place and we headed along to a local one to see some baby lambs taking their first tentative steps in the world.

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James Campbell - Chief Executive of Garden Organic

Ryton Gardens – A Place to ‘Garden Organic’

Ryton Gardens near Coventry is not only an inspiring place to visit with the family; it is also home to Garden Organic, a charity at the forefront of organic growing in the UK. James Campbell is the Chief Executive of Garden Organic, and we spoke to him about organic growing and why he thinks it is so important for gardeners to know more about the subject.

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Getting on your bike

5 Reasons to Get On Your Bike

The thought of climbing on a bike may strike fear into the hearts of some, but it ignites a childlike desire to escape into the great outdoors in others.

You may think that bikes are just for getting fit, but they’re not just for those who love lycra; anybody can learn to love cycling, and there are many reasons to embrace the bicycle rather than choosing the four wheeled alternative.

Whether you need one reason or five to give cycling a chance, we hope to inspire you to dust off your bike, invest in one or become a familiar face at a local hire shop and reap the rewards it can offer, maybe even becoming a cycling convert.

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Beyond the Bush – The Story Behind a Luxury Yurt on the Welsh Border

When we heard about Tim and Bryony’s yurt on the Welsh Border we just had to get in touch to bring you a Q and A about their inspiration for creating their beautiful place to stay.

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Enjoying The Outdoors in Autumn

Finding new ways to spend your free time and entertain the kids isn’t always easy, but what better way than to let nature do the work for you.

In Autumn there is a wealth of colour and abundance of fruits and nuts, plus wildlife preparing for the winter giving you plenty to spot on a woodland walk or a trip through the countryside, and around the UK there are certainly plenty of places and open countryside to visit and enjoy.

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Planning a Low Carbon Holiday

Holidays are one of the highlights of the year that many people spend months looking forward to and nearly as long planning.

If you want to start enjoying greener holidays with lower carbon footprints, there are a number of aspects you can consider adapting to make your holiday more environmentally friendly.

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Make Your White Wedding A Green Wedding

So many of my friends and family seem to be getting married at the moment that linking the subject with being environmentally friendly was bound to happen sooner or later. Large life events can have a huge impact on your carbon footprint, and weddings are certainly no exception to the rule.

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A Holiday With A Difference – Staycationing

I’m always looking for new ways to increase my eco credentials and that, coupled with a need to save some cash this month, led to the decision to staycation for the time we had booked off from work. There had been plans for a week in Ireland, travelling by ferry, or a few days in Somerset, however we decided to enjoy some local tourist attractions in the Midlands and stop at home.

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Age Of Stupid Premiere In Australia And New Zealand

Climate change film ‘The Age of Stupid’ will see Pete Postlethwaite posing the question of why we didn’t do something to save ourselves to Australia and New Zealand at tomorrow’s premiere. The premiere will be the follow on from the low carbon example set by the UK premiere in March which set a Guiness world record for the largest simultaneous film premiere with people watching the live link-up with London from cinemas across the UK.

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Alternative Festivals And Refund Options Available To Big Green Gathering Ticket Holders

Last week the shocking news that the threat of an injunction against the Big Green Gathering 2009 forced directors to cancel the event 3 days before it was due to begin shocked the green community. All is not lost however, as ticket holders have a number of options available following the cancellation.

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The Big Green Gathering 2009 Cancelled After Council Injunction Threat

Flagship green event, The Big Green Gathering was threatened with High Court injunction proceedings if they were unable to satisfy a number of concerns that Mendip District Council had. In a statement released today, Directors of The Big Green Gathering have been forced to cancel the 2009 festival, surrendering their license for the event.

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Staycationing – A Greener Way To Holiday

With the current economic climate putting restraints on the amount of money people have available to spend on a holiday, staycationing is becoming a popular solution to the family holiday on the cheap. Holidaying in the UK doesn’t only save cash. It can also help you reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet one holiday at a time.

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