Author: Inspirationalise

I love my brand new 1940’s shave

April 2, 2018

Also featuring “how not to cut yourself shaving”  Last month I decided to go back to the safety razor, the same thing my father used, and quite likely his father before him. I stopped using plastic razor blades supplied by Gillette. The blade is stainless steel, and has been since 1965. Did my face become […]

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Shocking eco-news can be a wake-up call

March 21, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to see the positive in environmental news. Like this article from the BBC: Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066] Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009 puts it as clearly as anyone could: “His death is a […]

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Researchers discover wood-based fire-resistant material

March 15, 2018

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a wood-based material that outperforms almost all other heat insulators and costs about $7 a metre to manufacture. “Nanowood” is created by stripping away all the filler material in wood, leaving just the fibres. This is achieved by exposing wood to sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphite and hydrogen […]

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Positive Earth news: electric supercar does 250mph

March 13, 2018

0-60 in 1.85 seconds. No one’s gonna be rude about electric cars again   You won’t be able to kick sand in it’s face. It will be in a neighbouring country before you’ve even filled your bucket with sand. Not to mention a top speed of 258 mph – no idea what I’d do with […]

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L’Oréal aims to be carbon neutral by 2019

March 6, 2018

  Great to hear some positive environmental news from the cosmetics industry. L’Oréal USA has announced it plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities by using renewable natural gas (RNG). The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar […]

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Positive Earth News – welcome to “Project Earth”

March 6, 2018

Lego to use plant-based plastics, and other eco-positive news This blog is about positive change. Even though our environmental situation is not good we live in the perfect times for change. If anything proves this it’s the speed at which the #metoo campaign has taken off and toppled a fair few famous people off their […]

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It’s proven. Guilt doesn’t work! 

February 27, 2018

“Pride, Not Guilt Biggest Driver of Pro-Environmental Actions”   Just as I suspected. Finally the researchers have caught up with me. People respond better to pride than guilt. Guilt only works when you know your headmaster/ parents/ police force is standing behind the door keeping an eye on you. Local Brighton cafe leads the way […]

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Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup

February 20, 2018

Newsflash! It’s not all doom and gloom Dear Planet,  How’s your week been? I’m a bit disturbed. Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be a ball of fire in 100 years and we won’t be able to live on it any more. Is that true?  Is it really that bad? Is it all […]

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Hearing about Share Fairs I want to throw off my money clothes and run naked into a glorious new world. Here’s why

February 11, 2018

What’s happened in the past week? I went to the Horsham Repair Cafe, and became a sharing newbie. This got me thinking about money, its place in my life and what life would look like without it. Well, a life with less really (not that it makes any difference to the taxman). No more of […]

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10 billion recycled water bottles and a heap of trash

February 6, 2018

In search of zero waste … sports gear Last week I looked at fashion, in particular my business shirts, and what was available in zero waste. This week I pick five zero-waste sportswear candidates. I was shocked to discover how plastic-based fibres like polyester find their way into our oceans just by washing them. So […]

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