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A Tartan Earth Hour






On Saturday evening at 8.30pm thousands of Scots will join millions around the world by switching off their lights to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour. I’m often asked if taking part and switching off our lights makes a difference? The answer is yes it does.  For many people the symbolic event is a catalyst for change, […]

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Pulses: good for you and good for the planet






Baked beans, hummus, falafels, soups, stews, curries, tacos, dals. All these foods have one main ingredient in common – pulses, the botanical name for dried beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas. There are many new and innovative ways to use these humble ingredients to make great tasting, affordable and healthy meals. For instance, you could try […]

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The night Wales went dark






Even for cynical grown-ups, there is something a bit magical about candlelight. The restaurant I was in for Earth Hour decided they liked the darkness so much, they would leave the lights off after the hour was over! A few days after the event itself, I find myself sifting through photos captured on the night. […]

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Houses of Parliament © Paul Brocklehurst / Flickr.com Politics

Politicians: What will you do for the environment?






So the starting-gun has finally been fired. The shadow-boxing has been going on for weeks, if not months, but, with the dissolution of Parliament, we are now in the final short campaign. This is the period when candidates are hunkered down in their constituencies, pushing and contending for every vote, while party leaders criss-cross the […]

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Supporting WWF’s Earth Hour in Antarctica under the Southern Lights ©Tom Welsh, British Antarctic Survey Earth Hour

The Light at the Ends of the Earth






For me, Earth Hour is one of the most inspirational events of the year. It’s the world’s largest mass participation event for the environment, bringing together millions of people, businesses and governments to share a common cause and a common sense of purpose – the need to tackle dangerous global climate change. Last year, people […]

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Paper record player, designed by Simon Elvin © Do The Green Thing Earth Hour

Doing the green thing with everyday objects






Naresh Ramchandani is the co-founder of environmental non-profit Do The Green Thing, a partner at design firm Pentagram and a practitioner of what he calls “communications with a conscience.” Together with WWF, Do The Green Thing commissioned designers and artists to create a collection of everyday objects that inspire people to live more sustainably for […]

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