Tag: England - Page 11

  • Eurostar's First Carbon Neutral Trip

    November 15, 5:30 AM by Bonnie Alter in Cars

    Yesterday was the big day: the first trip of the new, improved, carbon neutral Eurostar train to Paris, leaving from its brand new headquarters at St. Pancras International for Paris. It is now the world's first train operator to make all its trips

  • UnTreeHugger: Sgt. Podge the Itinerant Cat

    November 14, 6:48 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Culture

    Twelve-year-old Sgt. Podge, a Norwegian Forest Cat, vanishes from his owner's home each night. The next morning, he can be found in exactly the same place: a pavement about one and a half miles (2.4km) away.

  • Ceramic or Paper Cups?

    November 13, 5:38 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    Ceramic or paper cups? Deciding which is the greenest and most environmentally friendly should be a no-brainer. Intuititively we go for the ceramic. But an article by the that intrepid green goddess Lucy Siegle, causes one to pause. She quotes an

  • Houses of Parliament Go Green

    November 12, 8:24 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    The old girl has some life in her yet. The Palace of Westminster, built in 1835-65 is going to become a green building. Currently the building uses enough electricity to power 6,500 households but (secret) plans to slash its carbon footprint by

  • Nu Magazine: Fashion Laid Bare

    November 9, 6:46 AM by Bonnie Alter in Style

    A new ethical fashion magazine has appeared on the London scene. It is good timing now that the fashion world is beginning to recognise the impact of its production on the world and that ethical fashion can be stylish. Started by two young social

  • Walk Don't Run

    November 8, 5:45 AM by Bonnie Alter in Cars

    We know that that we are supposed to walk more, and we know that we should get off the subway a stop earlier than our destination and walk the last bit etc. etc. But it is so hard to get started, and so easy to jump on a bus (or into the car) instead

  • World is Ready to Make Sacrifices

    November 7, 6:39 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's true, according to a recent BBC poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries, the world is ready to make some sacrifices to save the planet. And some are more willing than others: 60-68% of people interviewed in Spain, Mexico, Italy, China and Canada

  • The People's Millions: Who Do You Vote For?

    November 5, 5:06 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The People's Millions, a lottery fund, has £50M ($101M US) to award to the best proposal for an environmental project in the UK. And the winner will be decided by the television-watching public who will vote after seeing each group on the short-list

  • The Sustainability Show

    November 2, 5:19 AM by Bonnie Alter in Clean Technology

    The Sustainability Show is a wide-ranging exhibition of new and familiar products demonstrating how we can reduce our negative impact on the world and make some good green consumer decisions. Tucked away in a corner of the ill-fated Millennium Dome

  • How Green Can a Newspaper Afford to Be?

    November 1, 5:07 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The Guardian newspaper in the UK is a bit like the mouse that roared; its influence far exceeds its heft and sales. When it comes to writing about environmental and green issues, its writers and depth of coverage can't be beat. But it only sells

  • Greenwash Watch: Heinz Farmers' Market Soup Isn't

    October 31, 5:35 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    It started at a farmers' market in Stroud, and happened in the Thames Valley too. Local producers spotted Heinz Farmers' Market soups which claimed to use "selected ingredients inspired by a farmers' market." But they say that this is false

  • Organic Food is Healthier: Once More

    October 30, 5:44 AM by Bonnie Alter in Green Food

    We told you once, we told you twice, and here is it is again: organic food is healthier. After £12M and four years of study, it has been announced that organic fruit, vegetables and milk are more nutritious than non-organically produced. They may

  • When Is a Sell-Out a Sell-out?

    October 29, 5:03 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The news that Abel & Cole have sold their organic vegetable delivery company to a private equity firm brings brings to mind other high profile buy-outs such as Ben & Jerry's, Green & Black's chocolate and the Body Shop. All claimed that their core

  • Anita Roddick Tribute: I am an Activist

    October 26, 5:00 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    A public tribute to Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, was held on what would have been her 65th birthday. Attended by over 1,500 people, the actor Alan Rickman said that "Anita was was uncompromising, inspiring, and visionary, an active world

  • Abel & Cole Cash In

    October 25, 5:12 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Abel & Cole was the first company to make home deliveries of organic fruit and vegetables in the the UK. Started in 1988 with £2,000 worth of travellers' cheques, Ken Abel began delivering boxes of farm-fresh organic vegetables to subscribers' front

  • FreeRice: Play a Game and Feed the Hungry

    October 24, 4:00 AM by Bonnie Alter in Economics

    It's not exactly on-message but it's addictive and it's for a good cause. FreeRice is a computer "game" that tests your vocabulary and for every word that you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated through the United Nations to end world hunger.

  • Delightful Dutch Designers

    October 23, 6:34 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    It's Dutch Design Week, so it seems appropriate to highlight some of the stars of the country. Dutch design has traditionally been eccentric, intelligent and part of the culture of the Netherlands. It has evolved from being witty to becoming more

  • Origin The London Craft Fair: Week 2

    October 22, 5:43 AM by Bonnie Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    Week two of Origin The London Craft Fair, the queen of all juried craft shows, has another 150 craftspeople displaying their wares. There is a different feel to the show this week: there are almost a dozen stands with exquisite delicate white Japanese