NEWS: Five juicy bits of green
OK five things on my radar today worth mentioning.
First up, Planet Earth, BBC1, 9pm Sunday 5th March. Oh this looks good!
This episode: From Pole to Pole
Documentary series which celebrates our planet in all its glory, both its spectacular scenery and its captivating natural history. This episode journeys across the planet, following the influence of the sun and discovering how its seasonal journey affects the lives of all who live on earth. As spring arrives in the Arctic, a mother polar bear emerges from her den with two tiny cubs. At the other end of the planet winter arrives and Emperor penguins are plunged into darkness for four months.
Next up we have a great ethical fish guide in the Evening Standard. Sadly they do not have the article online but it tells you what fish to buy i.e. which are most endangered and which are healthiest. Nice! Summary for you: Go for the Atlantic Hake and Salmon. As organic and local as possible of course.
Looming delightfully on my radar is this story about how McDonalds are closing stores (ahhh) in the UK. Perhaps they will now invest even more in ethical fast food ie Pret.
Another great story today in the unbelievably offline Evening Standard about the Environmental Business Oscars, The Livable City awards, here in the UK. Overall winner was the Carbon Disclosure Project. These guys are amazing. Check out what they have achieved. Basically they represent investors and get the largest companies in the world to disclose their emissions and reduction plans. They claim to now represent 211 investors and over £31 trillion - over a third of all global wealth. WOW! Round of applause please!
And last but not least the Carnival of the Green steams onwards with even more carnies signing up. Give it up for:
September 11th - Worsted Witch
September 18th - Karavans
October 2nd - Greener Miami
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p.s. got a massive bit of news tomorrow for you all...hee hee