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A lack of privacy online may be the best thing we've ever done for our environment! facebook has taken a lot of heat lately over privacy. You may not have noticed, through the recent media uproar, but in the eyes of many environmental entrepreneurs or "ecopreneurs" knowing your online secrets could be considered the best thing for the planet.
It may not seem like an environmentalist's tool of choice but many websites such as Jayride, Freecycle, Airbnb, Swap.com, FriendsWithThings, GarageSaleTrail among others, are exploiting new social networking technology and our mobile online lifestyle to help people to reduce their environmental impact, their consumption and their costs in a very traditional way:
Embracing Mother Nature has allowed Miranda Kerr to blossom like a sunflower and grow her beautiful soul with a flair based on strong organic roots. Now a mother herself, nurturing her new life with her partner Orlando Bloom, Kerr is not only a world-renowned supermodel, but also an Australian-born role model for young women everywhere.
Recently crowned as the global ambassador for Earth Hour 2011, Australia’s natural beauty queen is taking the lead in the effort to conserve energy and save the planet. In fact Kerr’s vow to save the planet originates from when she studied Nutrition and Health Psychology at the Academy of Natural Living near Cairns in Queensland.
But what is it that really made her stand out amongst
One of Sydney’s best-kept secrets is a narrow stretch of greenery now known as the GreenWay. It connects the Cooks River to Iron Cove Bay in the inner west of Sydney. A grass roots initiative started way back in 2001 to connect the shallow valley that extends right across Sydney’s Inner West council areas of Canterbury, Marrickville, Ashfield and Leichhardt, following the Hawthorne Canal and the Rozelle freight rail corridor.
The project to establish this green corridor, and encourage biodiversity, in the middle of urban Sydney has its roots in the Inner West Environment Group (IWEG), originally founded to help re-establish bush along the Hawthorne Canal. This not-for-profit community environmental group is currently working
We hear a lot these days about water, either there's too little or too much, rarely what we think we need. Now a relatively new concept surrounding water is emerging... that of a water footprint. Humans use water in a large variety of ways from the obvious such as drinking, washing and irrigating; to the not so obvious such as steel production, chemical plants, clothing and textiles, indeed almost all industrial production.
A water footprint is a measure or an indicator of total water use taking into account both direct and indirect water use. The water footprint of an entity or indeed an individual, is defined as the total