THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr24

Use Less Fossil Fuels

This TED talk from Monica Araya, of Costa Rica – “In our country, nearly 100% of our electricity generation comes from renewables,”       Since November 2016 we have run the Modern Mint office on renewable energy. We should have done it sooner….

Mar18

Oneness – Learning To Live With Other People

This short, 4 minute film is about Yui and Takaharu Tezuka – a Japanese family who live in one room. Well worth a watch! Not only does it suggest that this type of communal living prepares you better for living with other people, learning to get along, but it showcases some fun ideas for how to make create separate areas within a room We also love how they have captured the light – the main window looks North, so they have ‘stepped’ the roof down on the South side and placed windows there, which allows in more light and more heat, while …

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Jan26

Positive News – Changing The News For Good

Want to give you a heads up on a magazine we read a lot – Positive News. They provide some wonderful articles, that are great quality and full of interesting ideas you may not have come across before. It is similar to how we feel about the writing of the Earth Friendly Gardener, that of giving voice to notions the would otherwise remain hidden. Unlike the US administrations ‘alternative facts’, at Positive News you are told what is, in context, meaning you can then use your own brain to decide what you feel is right or wrong. Our favourite writer …

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