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Less is more

Having grown up with a resourceful (to say the least) mother, born in the war and taught not to waste anything, I have experienced a household where not only does everything have a use but everything you do comes with a caveat that states it could...


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Can one person make a difference?

If someone had asked me six months ago, "What do you do for the environment?" or "How do you help keep our planet green?" my response would have been, "Well, I don’t throw my litter on the floor and I cycle to work" (albeit because I can&rsq...


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Whose Day is it today?

This afternoon, commuting home on a busy train from London, sat in the aisle due to a lack of seats, I reflected ruefully that today is International Women’s Day – a day in which the ‘political and social awareness of the struggl...


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Do we care what we wear?

Fashion Week has just finished. Most of us do not take much notice of what is paraded on the catwalk but we generally do care about the clothes we wear, be it for work, fashion, function or status. What about our clothes’ impacts on the env...


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A life backwards

What do the following successful individuals have in common? Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Guy Ritchie, Whoopi Goldberg, Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci, Agatha Christie and, in my opinion, the one most worth mentioning, Philip Schultz. The ans...


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Climate Change is snow joke

With most of the country currently covered with snow and ice, climate change has once again been the victim of contention and misguided scepticism in the press. This week London Mayor Boris Johnson published a column in the Telegraph which, despit...