Activism

Switch out the lights - choose energy efficient light bulbs

Switch off the lights!

by EcoStreet April 22, 2012 Activism

XY Unlimited were asked by Light Bulb Finder to come up with a tune about choosing efficient bulbs, and this video was born. The award-winning Light Bulb Finder app is available as a free download on iOS and Android. Green guitar – James Adams Shaker and eco facts – Macain “The Professor” Treat Cajón – […]

Read the full article →

Cameras at the ready… it’s ‘The Greener Me, The Better Us’ Video Contest

by EcoStreet December 3, 2011 Activism

The Environment Action Association (EAA) has just announced their very first annual environmental video contest “The Greener me, the Better us.” EAA invites you to submit a funny, creative video portraying how each of us can reduce our environmental impact and what we can do to protect Mother Earth. Topics include but are not limited […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Join the #BagBrigade to make Black Friday Greener…

Join the #BagBrigade to make Black Friday Greener…

by EcoStreet November 25, 2011 Activism

I just joined the #BagBrigade at The Green Life Online and pledged to use reusable bags instead of plastic bags. Tomorrow, millions of Americans will take to the shops and just think of all the plastic bags that don’t have to be used. Plastic bags have never been so un-fashionable.  And for good reason!  There […]

Read the full article →

World says goodbye to an Eco-hero

by EcoStreet September 27, 2011 Activism

Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday 25th September in Nairobi. She was an inspirational human being who constantly fought for her beliefs and she shows us what a community can achieve when they harness their knowledge and protect their resources. She created the United Nations Environmental Programme  in 1972 and founding the Kenyan […]

Read the full article →

Save England’s Forests

by EcoStreet January 30, 2011 Activism

The government is getting ready for a huge sell-off of our national forests to private firms. This could mean ancient woodlands are chopped down and destroyed.   But they need to push new laws through Parliament before these plans can go ahead. That means we have time to stop them. Sign the petition at 38 […]

Read the full article →

Greenpeace release 1970 concert recordings of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs

by EcoStreet January 28, 2011 Activism

This is a piece of environmental history… recordings of the concert in 1970 that launched Greenpeace. Recorded in Vancouver in 1970, the album has been remastered and available from the Amchitka Concert website.

Read the full article →

Tiny Houses & the Shed Project

by EcoStreet August 2, 2010 Activism

I’ve long been interested in the tiny house movement and admired the homes and the resolve of those who live in them.  I am particularly fond of tiny houses with wheels, but that is another story altogether.   My family of four has recently moved into a smaller house (all four of us, plus the two […]

Read the full article →