environment

Greening your Junk Mail

It's so annoying to get junk mail don't you think? It's usually for all the stuff that you don't want; another credit card, mortgage, car insurance... Actually that's as far as I can remember about what sort junk mail we used to get because it's been quite a long time since we saw that deluge of wasted paper on our doormat - We joined the MPS the Mailing Preference Service.

We're Officially Ecotricity Customers

After making the switch to our new green electricity provider earlier in the week we received confirmation that the change from Southern Electric to ecotricity has already been made :)

We've just submitted our meter reading online through the ecotricity website, so now all we have to do is sit back and enjoy the fact that we're actually contributing to investment in renewable energy, chiefly windfarms.

End of the Road for the GM SUV

It was only a couple of weeks back when we reported on the speculation about the end of the road for the SUV. Today GM announced the closure of 4 truck & SUV plants in Canada, Mexico and the US. (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Moraine, Ohio; Janesville, Wisconsin; and Toluca in Mexico.)

GM, the world's largest car manufacturer, is quoted as saying the sudden move is

Bamboo Mountain Bike

No, that's not a brand name or a model name, this is a mountain bike with a bamboo frame!

My own mountain bike is a full-suspension alloy number I bought a few years back (at a considerable discount) as an ex-demo from my local bike shop, but I have to admit this little beauty is quite an eye-opener.

E.ON's Carbon Footyprint

Back in December we brought you news on the advertising campaign by energy supplier E.ON called Reduce your Carbon Footyprint. To summarise, it's all about getting English football fans to do their bit to reduce their carbon footprint by taking the coach and car-sharing to football matches, specifically the FA Cup. Football & energy suppliers? That's a strange mix. So what's in it for E.ON then? Well, E.ON sponsor the FA Cup which is next weekend.

Apes Protest Against Palm Oil

Protesters from Greenpeace, some dressed in ape suits, have demonstrated at the premises of Unilever in both London and the North West of England.

Unilever, the global Anglo-Dutch company with interests in food, drink, cleaning products and personal care items, is a major user of palm oil in many of its products. Formed back in 1930 as a merger between the British soap makers, Lever Brothers, and Dutch firm Margarine Unie, the company amalgamated to pool its resources as both products (soap & margarine) relied heavily in the use of palm oil.

Earth Hour

It's been on facebook, and now Google have turned the lights out. It's Earth Hour, tonight 8pm-9pm GMT or whatever time that equates to in your part of the world.

All you have to do is turn off the lights and "see the difference you can make".

It's got to be better than E-Day which was an abysmal failure.

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