NEWS: The CityHippy Week
Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...
The CityHippy Week!
STORY OF THE WEEK: Microwave engine gets a boost
Turns out a chap has apparently invented a propulsion system based on a propellant-free microwave engine. Initially useful for space travel this engine has the potential to also free us from our wings and wheels.
What else caught my little green eye?
Greening should start at work - ten steps for UK staff to tackle climate change
As workplaces and work-related transport generate around two-thirds of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions, the TUC has proposed ten simple steps that employees can take at work to cut energy use and protect the environment.
Fragile Earth - a growing series of little books covering big issues
Highlighting the perilous state of our world yet offering imaginative and radical solutions and some intriguing facts, these little books will make you weep and smile. They are regularly revised, keeping you up to date and well armed for the battle with apathy.
Change the world from the comfort of your desk!
Change the World 9 to 5 picks up where the bestselling book 'Change the World for a Fiver' left off; with fifty simple everyday actions which we can all do during our working day to change the world. It’s a simple concept. Change the small things. Encourage your workmates to do likewise. Sit back. Swivel. And watch as not only the quality of office life improves but also the planet’s prospects, the bottom line and – in turn – your boss’s disposition.
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- Recipe of the Week
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- An eco-quote from Debra Lynn Dadd, New York Times' Queen of Green, along with an eco-action relating to the quote.
- A site-wide 10% discount from Natural Collection, the Ethical Retailer of the Year, based here in the UK.
Cityhippy bookmark of the week: Diamond group campaigns to improve gems' image - Reuters Uh oh...diamond industry fights back, instead of engaging the problem as a business should.
…and that's the way it is folks!