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Knock, Knock, your Green Postman is here!


If we stacked up all the mail that comes into our mailbox, it would probably be a formidable pile at the end of the year.   Needless to say, all this amounts to a tremendous wastage of resources. About 4 billion trees are cut down each year for paper, according to Ecology.com and, not surprisingly, some […]


February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Paper,Paper | Read More »

Go Veg with a delicious Arabic meal


Salaam Alaykum! (Hello in Arabic). I’ve lived in the Middle East many years ago, and suddenly felt a bit nostalgic about Arabic and Mediterranean food. We used to have a lovely Arabic restaurant at the basement of the apartment block we lived in, which virtually served as my second kitchen.  I always managed some lovely […]

February 5th, 2010 | Posted in Food,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Interesting ways to recycle everyday stuff


Here are a few very useful videos to recycle some of our everyday stuff, such as plastic bottles, plastic bags, old jeans and newspapers. Some of these ideas can be used for school or holiday projects with children. Have fun!       VIDEO 1 : This shows 8 simple and interesting ways to recycle […]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Recycling,Recycling/Repurposing | Read More »

How to find Hidden Palm Oil in Supermarkets

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By Bhavani Prakash Palm Oil is the largest plantation crop in the world, and much of it is grown in Malaysia and Indonesia where primary rainforests that are rich in biodiversity and home to millions of species are being rapidly cleared. Rapid expansion of plantations releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as peat swamps are […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Climate Change,Consumerism,Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction,Palm Oil,Sustainable Agriculture | Read More »

Part 5/10: Saving the Planet by Eating Better


This is Part 5 of a 10 part series of blogs in support of the 10:10 campaign initiated by Director, Franny Armstrong’s team to complement the documentary on global warming, “The Age of Stupid”. It is to enable each one of us to take action and reduce our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. Download the […]

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Food,Food/Diet/Meat Reduction | Read More »

Celebrate ONE Chemical Free Day!

Eco WALK the talk is happy to feature this article by guest writer and practising homoeopath, Dr. Priyadarshini Kamat. JUST ONE CHEMICAL FREE DAY…TO SAVE YOU AND ME By Dr Priyadarshani Kamat Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink? Soon we are moving in this direction.  Unless we act fast.  Look around, Pause, Think. […]

March 24th, 2009 | Posted in Chemicals,Home remedies | Read More »

Part II: Is your coffee table worth it?


by Bhavani Prakash Sleuthing around for good wood In Part I : How much is a tree worth? I suggested briefly that trees have a greater value when you consider them as part of a vibrant ecosystem. As much as I love trees, practically speaking, wood is a very important material for a wide range […]

February 25th, 2009 | Posted in Biodiversity,Consumerism,Furniture | Read More »

All you need for a gleaming, white smile!

I don’t remember much of my great-grandmother except for two things. One, she was a spirited lady and second, she lived to be a healthy 97 years old. The amazing fact is that till she breathed her last, she had all her 32 teeth intact, and gleaming white they were. I bring this up because […]

December 11th, 2008 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning | Read More »

Loss of Biodiversity: How can we help preserve biodiversity? Part V

The next important, and perhaps the most important question is how do we feed and clothe ourselves, and earn our livelihoods in an urban setting, and still help to preserve biodiversity, the loss of which seems so far removed from our daily lives.

November 29th, 2008 | Posted in Biodiversity,Conservation | Read More »


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