Sustainable Timber Helps Reduce Clear Cutting

Timber is the name given to trees that are grown specifically for wood use in furniture and construction. Sustainable timber is a term that assumes timber can be sourced and used indefinitely, however this is simply not true. When taking biomass (cutting down trees) from any forest, key materials for … Read more

Exxon Oil Spill – The Valdez Incident

On the 24th of March, 1989, the Exxon Oil Tanker, Valdez, hit the Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and ruptured. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Facts Between 260 000 and 750 000 barrels of oil spilled into the ocean at Prince William Sound in Alaska. The tanker was set for Long … Read more

What is Purified Water?

These days there are so many different waters; tap, spring, mineral, distilled, even greywater. What, then is purified water? In general terms, purified water means the water has gone through a process to make it potable, or safe to drink. It is an over-arching category that indicates there was a … Read more

Do People Even Use Filofaxes Anymore?

I saw a huge Filofax display in a shop recently and those questions have not left my mind since. In an age when personal planning is done on Google Calendar, Blackberries, mobile phones, in Entourage and Outlook and myriad other places which at least promise some connectivity, what is the … Read more