One day we’ll all be ‘prosumers’

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2021


/ FAITH, HOPE… One of the most hopeful stories I’ve read in a long time comes from a Swedish village. Bloomberg’s Lars Paulsson, Jess Shankleman and Jesper Starn report that a thousand-year-old Swedish village generates its own solar power, stores it in freezer-sized batteries in each home and sells any surplus back to the energy company that runs … Continue reading “One day we’ll all be ‘prosumers’”

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Read this if you feel individual attempts to live ‘green’ are trivial

by Rashmee

Posted on January 8, 2019


This is for those who feel their attempts to live a green life are trivial. It’s natural to feel pretty insignificant when considering the enormity of the problem posed by climate change and the carbon emissions that are overheating the planet. How does it matter if Mrs A uses her own carrier bags for groceries? … Continue reading “Read this if you feel individual attempts to live ‘green’ are trivial”

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Could bamboo literally be the green replacement for plastics?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 24, 2018


  The search for eminently biodegradeable products and materials to serve food, provide packaging and basically serve as an alternative to plastics has thrown up the following, so far: kulhar, the traditional unglazed clay cup from India bamboo a new plastics-free paperboard from southeast Finland, which would be suitable for disposable coffee cups and food … Continue reading “Could bamboo literally be the green replacement for plastics?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK