If you have 2-3 mins would you mind filling out this questionnaire and then forwarding it on? We’d really appreciate it and it would give us some great insights which we’re happy to share.
There is even a prize for those who take the time to enter! Just ‘wow’ - we know.
Here is the link to the Questionnaire: Connected Roots Survey
Many Countries (and intelligent local governments…) are now making it mandatory that any new buildings with flat roofs have gardens on them. Such fantastic opportunities lies ahead with the proliferation of this concept.
Hopefully here in the UK the same will happen and this will also be employed retrospectively for existing buildings once it begins to catch on.
Here are some interesting examples we have found:
—from the ideas department—
A recent study suggests that consumers are increasingly conscientious of the products they purchase. Brands and companies associated with sustainable business practices are excelling in the current environment.
Based on their findings, the authors of the report predict three key developments:
1. In the future, consumers are likely to devote a significant share of their total purchases towards sustainable or eco-friendly products.
2. The shopper’s sensitivity to “greenwashing” techniques (i.e. making your product appear more green than it really is) will intensify.
3. Brands and companies will increasingly focus on the “triple bottom line:” people, planet, profits.
The fact remains, price remains a crucial element of all shoppers’ preferences. However, as this report suggests, consumer product companies might benefit from implementing sustainable business practices into their production methods.
In just six hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humans consume in a year.
If even a tiny fraction of this energy could be harnessed – an area of Saharan desert the size of Wales could, in theory, power the whole of Europe
The Guardian wrote a brilliant informative article - read it here
We need to get moving. How has this not been tapped yet? We know why - because of Oil, but that aside - it’s clear that the earth provides everything we need (and more…)
Lets get these installed and have free power! Show us where to invest…
(quotes sourced from the Guardian)
Upside down planters are something I’ve come across as part of my research as a way to grow plants in spaces that are available inside the home. You can use them to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits and I think at least the ones from BOSKKE (which are the first 2 pictured above) really are a fashionable way to farm. They can used inside and out with the added advantage of when outside they are out the way of pests such as slugs and snails. The plater in the third picture is from Topsy Turvy Planters and although is far uglier it does look more practical and the size allows larger plants such as tomatoes to be grown. You can also make them yourself with instructions from instructables.
A quite brilliantly simple video that details the events which have led to the current crisis we face & provides suggestions for how we can move forward.