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Please Do Not Print this Email...

I received an email from a client today with the following phrase at the foot of their note...

"Think Green - Please do not print this email unless you really need to"

That's not only perfectly good advice but also very appropriate - I know someone who I have tried time and time again to deter from printing virtually EVERYTHING on their PC onto paper. And yes, they do print their emails. These emails are then stored away and forgotten.

Why oh why do they bother? It is so frustratingly pointless.

Watch "How Green is your Street"

A reminder to you all to watch "How Green is your Street" tonight at 9pm on BBC2. The quick synopsis says:

"The biggest names on Britain's high streets are spending hundreds of millions of pounds trying to go green. Are they really trying to save the planet? The Money Programme investigates."

The Money Programme are always pretty objective, so it should be a good'un.

Goverment Must Help Us Go Green, Say UK Entrepreneurs

UK owner managers are calling for stronger government incentives to encourage green behaviour.

New research by entrepreneur think tank, the Tenon Forum, reveals that almost half (48 per cent) of UK owner managers think the government isn’t doing enough to support their efforts to implement environmentally friendly policies in the workplace, with entrepreneurs citing tax credits as one of the most effective ways for the Chancellor to motivate green behaviour.

Greenwash

Ever heard the term "Greenwash" before? Well, it's a bit like whitewash but used in an environmental context.

If you're unfamiliar with the term, whitewash basically means "Concealment of flaws or failures" as in to "gloss over" misdemeanours, faults or errors.

"Greenwash", according to Webster's New Millennium Dictionary of English, means;

"the practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs to deflect attention from an organization's environmentally unfriendly or less savory activities; also called greenwashing"

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