Monthly Archives: July 2007

We’re not going on a summer holiday

Reclaim Power!

I’ve been predicting for some time that the big flashpoint issue of this year was set to be aviation.Confirmation came from the Marketing week survey in May showing 4 out of the 5 top rated ‘environmnent unfriendly’ brands happen to be airlines. And now the activists are on the case. I’m looking forward to an … Read more…

Inspiring Examples for New Movie

An Inconvenient Truth

Century Films are an award-winning British independent film production company. We have been commissioned by Participant Productions in the US (the company who made An Inconvenient Truth) to make a feature-length documentary, for cinematic release, about new exciting environmental projects happening around the world. This will be a high-profile film which takes Al Gore’s Live … Read more…

What Can/Should an Individual Do?

What Can/Should an Individual Do?

Should we continue as we are now, but make smart little tweaks that add up to a big difference? That seems to be the mainstream view coming from most campaigning. There is a particularly well put together set of such suggestions here from Laurie David the Inconvenient Truth producer. It is truly amazing how much … Read more…

Hope for Darfur

Darfur epitomises the misery that climate change is causing and could cause for much of the hot dusty ‘middle’ of the world. lack of water, desertification and displacement all too easily cause conflict. It’s a double tragedy, the hardest hit regions being the ones with the toughest problems already. Organisations like Christian Aid are leading … Read more…

Real Greens Dont Buy Persil (Or Do They?)

Real Greens Dont Buy Persil (Or Do They?)

Green consumerism is about the impact of what a company has DONE, be it in retailing, transport, manufacture, retailing, employment, raw materials… It is not about appearances it is about facts. Facts can be only partly known at any time, and you may have to use your emotional intelligence to weigh up the options and … Read more…

As nature intended?

As nature intended?

Staff at beauty products retailer Lush this week went naked (apart from white aprons which said “ask me why I’m naked”) to draw attention to their stand against packaging waste.Story via treehugger Posted by J Grant

Virtual Forest from HSBC

Virtual Forest from HSBC

HSBC and first direct launch new programme to cut paper use Customers of HSBC and first direct who choose not to receive paper bank statements will be helping to plant more than 20,000 trees as part of a new programme to cut back on paper usage, known as the Virtual Forest. The Virtual Forest is … Read more…

womenvironmentalism

womenvironmentalism

There was a survey on Facebook the other day about whether people believed climate change was a serious problem. 84% said yes. The lowest scores were young men at 59%. Young women on the other hand were above the average. I dont think Facebook polls are representative, but this does support a view that’s been … Read more…

Live Earth: Did it Work?

The Independent on Sunday

I caught the start and then the last three or four hours of Live Earth coverage on the BBC. And I really wasnt sure it actually worked. I dont know how many signed the 7-point pledge, texted in for information and so on. I dont know how many actually watched (the 1 in 3 on … Read more…

Ethical Heroes

Worldwide Nuclear Ban Now

New Consumer magazine have just released a list of 100 top ethical heroes. I’m really pleased Catherine Hamnett is no1. I saw her speak at an ethical fashion event a couple of years ago and i think she is amazing. And I think the work she has been doing by working with Tesco on her … Read more…