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Calculate the environmental impact of everything
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Calculate the environmental impact of everything

What is the environmental impact? Well, we could define it as the 'weight' or rather the imprint of every object - but also of every human behavior - on the delicate system of nature. If the impact is delicate, the system holds up, if it is heavy, the balance is lost and traces remain in nature that are difficult to erase.

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Living well outside the box

Two books to travel, two books to discover that you can "live otherwise", and live well. Two books to turn the corner, free your mind and a 360 degree view of the green world. The traveling sociologist Manuel Olivares wrote them, active between London and Asia, founder in 2009 of the publishing house Viverealtrimenti and a great master of the art of "living well outside some usual schemes".
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Homemade herb garden

It is possible to create a small garden at home, even in a small house without getting dirty, and grow aromatic herbs, seedlings, small flowers and some vegetables in it at all times of the year. It is possible, for example, with AeroGarden, a home cultivation system that uses aeroponic cultivation technology, with “almost” guaranteed results even for those without a green thumb.
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Kindle on offer: reading green costs less and less!

The new Kindle models are out and those already on the market are now available on offer: 59 Euros for the basic version of the Kindle but always perfect for reading all ebooks, saving paper and money! The advantages of using an eReader like Kindle are many, here the most relevant ones in our opinion: 1) Possibility to have up to 1.
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Ten Actions for Zero Waste

With waste we have made the world worse, now let's backtrack and avoid destroying it. So let's start to better manage waste but also the production of objects that become waste. Aware that a commitment of this kind involves citizens, companies and institutions, the book Ten Actions for Zero Waste edited by Roberto Cavallo and published in November 2013 tells of virtuous Italian experiences based on that 'Zero Waste' strategy in which - we learn from the book - Italy boasts the largest number of administrations, territorial realities and associations involved in the world.
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Pruning with the right tool

Pruning is synonymous with serious business and whether it is fruit trees or hydrangea pruning, the right tool is essential to get a good pruning. If you are not a professional, rely on the pruning rules for beginners but also get a good pair of shears.
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Calculate the environmental impact of everything

What is the environmental impact? Well, we could define it as the 'weight' or rather the imprint of every object - but also of every human behavior - on the delicate system of nature. If the impact is delicate, the system holds up, if it is heavy, the balance is lost and traces remain in nature that are difficult to erase.
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Stefania Rossini: cooking, money and health

It should be noted that Stefania Rossini in her book writes about 'gain' referring to the ability to cook cheaply in a healthy way. Because the low cost cuisine of good home-made things is not a 'saving' - a virtuous word but that gives the idea of ​​a sacrifice - the cuisine of spending little but also healthy is vice versa a 'gain', for the pockets and for Health.
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Environment and article 9 of the Constitution

Italy is a democratic republic founded on work. And on the Environment. Article 9 of the fundamental principles of the Constitutional Charter leaves no room for doubt: "The Republic promotes the development of culture and scientific and technical research. It protects the landscape and the historical and artistic heritage of the nation ".
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Diego Masi and corporate giving: book review

The less sustainable a behavior is, the more it costs society in the long run. And costs mean taxes, for people and companies, which as long as you can pay them is fine but when they are too many you suffocate.Today, according to Diego Masi, author of the book From predators to entrepreneurs, companies play with sustainability risking burns .
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Green flip flops

Green flip flops! … In the true sense of the word! When I saw these flip flops on the net, I told myself that I absolutely had to dedicate 10 minutes to report them to IdeeGreen readers! :-) With the approaching summer they are really perfect for having the sensation of walking barefoot on the grass without risking to find "surprises" such as glass, dog droppings or worse!
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Animal curiosities in a book on ignorance

Animal curiosities to feed the animal curiosity that exists in each of us. There is indigestion to do in this sparkling and original book by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd: "The book of ignorance on animals" (Einaudi). It is a real compendium of animal curiosities, accompanied by drawings and cartoons by the American illustrator Ted Dewan who, curious and irreverent as much as the writer of the text, made the contents of the book even more original, if it were ever possible.
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