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Things I Like Thursday – Christmas Trees

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This year our Christmas tree is a little unorthodox as we’ve discovered that kittens enjoy nothing more than destroying living plants and creating chaos. So we’ve tinted green some of our photos from 2011 and created a mosaic Christmas Tree. … Continue reading

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What do vegans eat? – 7 Days of Vegan Treats

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What do vegans eat? These are the tantalizing treats of my autumn eats. From warm hearty soups to wholesome salads, lasagnas and sweet fruity ice-cream. I’ve collated a selection of dishes to encourage you into the kitchen and reinvigorate your taste … Continue reading

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The Outcomes – 2011 Gwangju UEA Summit

Mayors and city officials from 80 cities met in Gwangju’s Kim Dae Jung Convention Center last month. Amongst lavish lunches and trash bins full of small empty single-use plastic water bottles, they came together to pledge to steer their cities … Continue reading

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2011 October Gwangju Summit of the Urban Environmental Accords

Jamie Lerner, Urban planner and former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil believes that, “Cities are not the problem, they are the solution.”   This article I wrote for the Gwangju News October Issue 2011  Gwangju Metropolitan City and the United Nations … Continue reading

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Conscientious Companies Reap Rewards

Korean companies are taking their social responsibility more seriously, and their activities are playing an important role in the community whilst increasing company profits. Consumer awareness of environmental issues and ethical practices has created a market that supports socially responsible … Continue reading

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The 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Cleaner, Getting Leaner, and Living Compassionately by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Here it is. If you’ve being living in the closet and don’ know who Colleen is, you absolutely must check out her podcast titled, ‘Vegetarian food … Continue reading

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South Korea’s Breakthrough Animal Protection Law Change?

This past month the National Assembly of South Korea amended the Animal Protection Law (APL) to provide fundamental rights of life for animals, and toughen the punishments for those who violate them. As of February 2012, offenders found guilty of … Continue reading

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Can Carbon Credits Better Our Cities?

The 1997 Kyoto agreement raised the profile of tradable carbon permits as a policy instrument for successfully dealing with CO2 emissions. As we find our planet in a state of apprehension over climate change, governments around the world take action … Continue reading

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Metal Screw found in Pet Dog After Being Cooked for Food

  At a restaurant in Daejon, South Korea customers were amazed to find 4 metal screws and a metal plate attached to a bone inside their soup. The customers had ordered a bowl of “bosingtang” which is made from dog … Continue reading

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Interview with Professor Kwi-Gon Kim about 2011 UEA Gwangju Summit of the environmental accords.

“The ultimate goal of the Gwangju Summit, is to create a low carbon green city, based on two important tools; one is the Urban Environmental Evaluation Index and the other is urban Carbon Development Mechanism (CDM).” Professor Kim I spoke … Continue reading

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