Natural burial is often thought of as a green option that takes place in the countryside for non-religious people, but according to researchers at the University of Sheffield, that is only part of the story.
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Locally produced and organic food is best for us and the environment. True or false? More than 90 secondary school children will be chewing over that question during a one day multi-activity event organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science on the 13 March.
If plants could speak they will boast about being part of remedies such as the common aspirin to a leukaemia drug derived from the rosy periwinkle. Over a quarter of western medicines contain plant toxins some deriving from tropical forest species.
Recycle your 'little black number' into a fancy bolero, consult the green guru on your every environmental concern, sell your business on its environmental credentials, eat organic and travel ethically - all these and more visitors can learn at 'Going for Green', a one day sustainability fair in Cardiff on 12 March 2009.
Two teams of Sussex sixth-formers will debate the best way to tackle climate change on 11 March at the University of Sussex. One team of 16-18 year olds will argue for a technological fix for climate change, while the other team will claim that people must change their behaviour to solve the problem.
Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).