Tag: England - Page 12

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    Guerilla Gifts

    November 22, 6:28 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    We love Guerilla Gardeners and in our next life will be one...what could be more anarchic and creative than making miserable corners of a city come to life with flowers and water overnight. There is an active group working in London and one of their

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    Play With Your Food

    November 21, 6:33 AM by Bonnie Alter in Economics

    The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra must be the only band in the world that buys its instruments fresh and organic before each performance. They must also be the only ones to use DIY instruments such as cucuphones in the wind section. For the uninitiated

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    How Carbon Neutral are British Trains?

    November 20, 6:13 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    The spectacular launch of the carbon neutral Eurostar train prompted thoughts and questions about the fuelling of British trains. As if by magic the answer appeared the next day in a letter by the Chief Executive of Network Rail. He writes that by

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    Damien Hirst Goes Solar

    November 19, 12:59 PM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    Damien Hirst, enfant terrible of the YBA (young british artists) trendy art scene and multi-millionaire, is going solar in a big way. He has just ordered the country's second largest solar panel system. To make the studios at his palatial country

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    What Becomes a Legend Most?

    November 19, 6:49 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's the "Be the Change" conference which brings together world leaders in sustainability and social change to discuss ways to achieve an "environmentally sustainable and socially just world." One of the main sponsoring organisations is the World

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    Earth: The Movie

    November 16, 6:11 AM by Bonnie Alter in Culture

    Earth is a spectacular new documentary made by the BBC that follows the lives of three wild animals over a year. Filmed over a 5 year period, it tracks polar bears in the Arctic, elephants in the Kalahari and a humpback whale, through the trials and

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    St.Pancras Protest

    November 15, 8:44 AM by Bonnie Alter in Bikes

    Not everyone was pleased about the opening of the new Eurostar train and the St. Pancras International Station. On the big day of the first Eurostar journey to Paris, 100 hardy members of the Camden Cycling Campaign were driving around in circles,

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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


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