Author Archives: Nick (EcoLovers founder)

About Nick (EcoLovers founder)

Nick doesn't claim to be the greenest person on the earth, he considers himself to be typical of the members on - someone who tries to do their bit for the environment, no matter how small. We all have our part to play in making our time on the earth a more harmonious one, regardless of how big or small the part we play. We can start by doing the small things such as recycling bottles and card board, cycling rather than driving etc. Visit our Google Plus profile or follow us on Twitter

Honey product guide launched

Ethical Consumer and Friends of the Earth today urge consumers to put the plight of the beleaguered honey bee on their shopping list by choosing ethically produced honey. In its latest product guide to honey, Ethical Consumer recommends that shoppers … Continue reading

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Bee action plan welcomed – but tougher action on pesticides still needed

The National Pollinator Strategy published today is a major step towards protecting the nation’s bees, said Friends of the Earth, which led the campaign for a bee action plan. But the environment charity warned that ministers must still do more … Continue reading

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Allotments best for bees, says the Great British Bee Count

Allotments are providing the best habitat for bees while parks and roadsides need improving, warns a leading bee expert following the results of the first-ever Great British Bee Count published today by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q.  More … Continue reading

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UK needs more affordable homes – but they must be green

The supply of affordable homes must be increased to help tackle the housing crisis, but they must be built to high environmental standards and situated in the ‘right place’, Friends of the Earth said today, ahead of publication of a … Continue reading

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Primary Schools Compete To Win Solar Panels

Primary schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being offered a unique opportunity to win solar panels, crowd-funded by Friends of the Earth supporters.  The competition invites pupils to submit creative entries, such as artwork or film, demonstrating why they’d … Continue reading

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Polls Highlight Public Unease Over Animal Experiments

The RSPCA believes that the results of two new polls commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills should stimulate more determined efforts to end animal use and suffering in experiments. The surveys were carried out in March by … Continue reading

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1000’s Of Huge Spaces Crying Out For Solar Power

Friends of the Earth have reacted to new figures released by the Government yesterday, showing that just 49 large solar rooftop systems have been accredited under the UK’s feed-in tariff in the last six months. Friends of the Earth’s Renewable … Continue reading

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Bumblebees Most Spotted In Great British Bee Count

Yellow and black bumblebees have been the most common species seen by people logging bee sightings for The Great British Bee Count this summer, using a smartphone app developed by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q, interim results released … Continue reading

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Are Current Farming Methods Risking Boom Or Bust With Food Supplies?

The push for more intensive agriculture to feed a growing global population risks ecological “boom and bust” according to four of the country’s leading ecologists, writing for Friends of the Earth’s “Big Ideas Change the World” project. In a damning … Continue reading

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Chris Packham invites entries for RSPCA’s Young Photographer Award

With the school summer holidays stretching out ahead of us the RSPCA’s Young Photographer Awards is the perfect boredom buster for children. They could win an amazing prize for taking a photo of their favourite animal – whether that’s a … Continue reading

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