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Green Man says goodbye and thank you for what you do.

This is my last post for Community Care, and I’d like to thank all readers, especially the few who have written interesting comments, and my employers at Community Care who have been so good to me.

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Green Man on Dirty Coal

Coal’s in the news a bit recently.  The G20 protests, some of which were about the lack of action to combat climate change, and the disgusting response from some of the police has put images of last year’s Kingsnorth policing back on our screens.  And then there is the pre-emptive policing of a proposed protest on Ratcliffe on Soar power […]

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Green Man supporting the ‘Post Office Bank’

There are two things which have led me to email my MP and ask him to support a motion (EDM 1082) which proposes the development of a Post Office Bank.  Firstly, with many ‘High Street’ banks having financial difficulties and some having to be bailed out by the Government, it would make sense to have […]

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Green Man with some media links and cheaper, greener car insurance!

Earlier this week I took the train up to Middlesborough to do some filming wih the BBC, for the programme ‘Inside Out’ which has local editions for the different regions.  I’d been asked to go and help a radio presenter, John Foster, start a week of living on a pound a day.  This was inspired by […]

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Green Man considers solar hot water and applauds Plane Stupid heroes

I attended a York in Transition meeting last night, the first Solar Panel Buyers Club. I was planning to extol the benefits of bulk buying this type of hot water system, but news this Monday morning from another airport protest means that some of this post will be discussing that too.

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Green Man on the importance of a non-diagnosis, plus the power of walking.

Regular readers will remember that a year ago I managed to secure an appointment at The Maudsley Hospital to find out if my unusual spectrum of behaviours meant that I had ADHD.  I had self-diagnosed up to 10 years previously after friends kept on mentioning it to me and I’d seen some livlely ‘labelled’ kids […]

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Green Man In Town Without A Car (so what’s new?)

This week, 16th to 22nd September, is European Mobility Week and on Monday 22nd, many areas will have a Car Free Day, aka ‘In Town Without My Car’ which is co-ordinated by the Department for Transport, funnily enough. But why do I think that’s odd?  Thinking about it, this Government department is as aware as […]

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Green Man shifts stuff by bike

I am very pleased to see Community Care magazine discussing the increasing costs for social workers of driving their car, and advocating alternatives (Running on Empty, p. 14, 10th July) and using my column (‘Walk this Way’, p. 34) on walking and cycling the same week.  Transport is a big part of our carbon footprint and if […]

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Green Man looks at a Distorted World

What this planet and its supportive ecosystems need is for people in developed countries to change their current consumerist fossil-fuel-hungry ways and move swiftly towards a low carbon economy. But many people need a trigger to initiate that change and take action.  People also easily find arguments to not take any action or just small easy ones.   […]

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Green Man suggests sharing cars

Most people think that there are too many cars on the road, including many drivers, who, as drivers, are part of the problem.  So are there any solutions?  Well public transport, road tolls, home working and supermarket deliveries may all be part of a solution, but there is another way in which the number of […]

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