Lifestyle - Going Green

Ekklesia is not just a think-tank, but also a 'do-tank.' Here you can find a range of ideas on how to make your lifestyle greener, shop ethically, live more simply or take action on a range of justice and environmental issues.
21 Mar 2012

Make your motoring more eco-friendly: choose a cleaner car next time



Quite apart from any concerns you may have for the environment, choosing a cleaner, lower-emissions and more fuel-efficient vehicle makes sense financially. Not only will you save money on petrol or diesel, there are also incentives in terms of the tiered road tax system. _________________________________________
9 Nov 2011

Africa can get the energy it needs without adding to climate change



Sub-Saharan Africa has massive potential to generate clean energy that could help lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, a new report says. _________________________________________
1 Jul 2010

Car scrappage for charity



The Children’s Trust, a national charity for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, will be a beneficiary of a special, nation-wide scrap car initiative which is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the charity over the coming year. _________________________________________
13 Jan 2010

Energy Trust to bring power to the people



A new Trust that will bring power to the people by supporting community-owned renewable energy projects across Cumbria is being proposed. _________________________________________
14 Dec 2009

Bookmaker takes bets on impact of climate change on polar bears



Ireland’s largest bookmaker Paddy Power are taking bets on the estimated global polar bear population on 31 December 2011 according to the world's largest independent conservation organization, the WWF. _________________________________________
19 Aug 2009

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hasn't chickened out yet



River Cottage founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will lead a new campaign for Compassion in World farming aimed at convincing the public to purchase ethically sound chicken. _________________________________________
19 Aug 2009

Earth Girls set to dazzle in Miss Earth fashion extravaganza



With growing fears of climate change and global warming, Miss Earth is the beauty pageant for the new millennium. Contestants must have a strong knowledge of their country’s culture and environment in order to fulfill the ideals of this competition. The winner will be a strong and effective advocate for Mother Earth. _________________________________________
18 Aug 2009

Luxury ethical and fair trade bed linen



Premier online ethical retailer the Natural Collection stock a range of organic and fairly traded bed linens. This choice range of linens, like everything in the Natural Collection, conforms to strict ethical principles. _________________________________________
18 Aug 2009

Increase the heat from your radiator and save money



The Radiator Booster works by directing the wasted heat from the back of the radiator into the room. It is so effective that in most cases cold spots are eliminated, and rooms take 50% less time to heat up. _________________________________________
17 Aug 2009

Where to recycle your mobile phone and make some money



In today's throw-away society where very little is built to last, recycling at least eases the conscience a little. But the people at Fonebank.com do more than just recycle – they also safely dispose of unrecycleable components, making sure they don't contribute to the destruction of the environment. _________________________________________