Green Living links 3.6.11

What we’ve been reading this week…

Garden makeovers and free fruit and veg could entice people to retrofit their homes, a study finds

Business Green editor James Murray takes Eric Pickles to task over a new £100m fund to encourage councils to bring back weekly bin collections

The dry spring may lead to energy blackouts, according to a Guardian story, showing the links between water and energy security

We learn that the Green Deal could include solar panels and other micro-renewables

Congo becomes the latest country to ban plastic shopping bags, joining the likes of Italy, Rwanda and Bangladesh

And John Snow bemoans a choice architecture that is stacked against cyclists

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