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Broken umbrellas are all over the place. Blame it on the rain? Planned obsolescence is more like it - meaning stuff is made to break. Umbra from Grist visits the Fixers Collective in Brooklyn, a "social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending". You can get your fix here, with step-by-step instructions to make a tote bag out of a broken umbrella.
Incredible footage of our unique Coral Sea — currently under threat, but we currently have a once in a lifetime opportunity to conserve it.
This short tutorial presented by Planet Ark ambassador Costa Georgiadis will tell you everything you need to know about composts and worm farms for the home.
Don't panic about presents, extend overdrafts and apply for another credit card for Christmas. Why spend money you don't have on things your loved ones don't want or need -- things that usually end up in landfill? Before we start lets just stop. And think about alternative ways to show our love for each other and our planet with these adorable characters Chip and Bean.
Feeling proactive about home-grown produce and chemical-free swimming pools after reading the current Dec 2011/Jan 2012 issue of G? Here’s an inspiring clip of about growing your own fish on algae in an ordinary backyard swimming pool.
In light of the brand new Dec/Jan issue of G with a special feature on 'Where our food comes from', here's an animated journey through our food system, why it's broken, and how we can help to fix it.
Get involved with Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) here.
Sometimes it's hard not to get angry or jaded with environmental issues, except when the inspirational Annie Leonard shows how we could start building the future we want right now! Though chatting about the US system, this shows why our economies are NOT broke!
It's National Recycling Week 2011 from November 7 - 13, 2011.
Big Aussie Swap parties will be held in cities and towns across Australia so people can exchange items they may no longer need or want, instead of throwing them away. Melissa Doyle explains the concept of swap parties and the basics of how a swap party operates.
The Netherlands is well known for its excellent and safe cycling infrastructure, having the world's largest number of cyclists. But it wasn't always this way. So, how did the Dutch get this network of bicycle paths?
Over 10,000 sheep across Australia are confined to single pens inside wool factory farms. This investigation footage taken in 2011 at the "Wool Factory" in Victoria shows the extent of their misery.
Help end this cruelty today: http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/call-on-VIC-to-ban-battery-s...