NEWS: The CityHippy Week
Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...
The CityHippy Week!
STORY OF THE WEEK: World Cup achieves Green Goal
If you live in the UK, or anywhere else on Planet Earth for that matter, chances are you know that the World Cup due to start next weekend. With the tournament final likely to be watched by upwards of 2.5 billion people it is comforting to know that this event has become the worlds first-ever "climate neutral" World Cup final.
The folks behind the event have involved the UNEP to try and achieve a lot of green goals and you know, whilst it's easy to be cynical, they are at least doing something and bringing media attention to phrases like Carbon Neutral.
So round of applause to them.
What else caught my little green eye?
Long and rubber road
Take countless abandoned tyres, turn them into flat panels, lay them over abandoned railways. The result is hundreds of miles of new roads to ease congestion, countless tyres re-used and less new road-building required. As green as road-building could be.
Those seriously seedy Norwegians
How exciting and yet morbid at the same time. Should the worlds ecosystem collapse we will at least slip away into the final night of humanity knowing that at least we had stored away a multitude of seeds. God those Norwegians are just so thoughtful, aren't they?
Man goes carbon neutral
Interesting to see this rabidly capitalist hedge fund company going completely carbon neutral, and one of the first FTSE 100 companies to do so, for no real profit reason apparently. Already wildly successful one wonders if perhaps the myth of evil businessman is starting to be laid to rest. They do have kids and grandkids and perhaps they are starting to realise that, rich or poor, we are all in the same boat with nowhere else to go. Here's hoping this is the start of a broader trend amongst businesses.
Go green with British Gas
British Gas are massive and it is important that an energy utility of their immense size offer the general public a whole suite of green lifestyle options and education. And that is exactly what they have done. So credit to them.
Del.icio.us/cityhippy pick of the week:
Questions over nuclear power and influence - Telegraph
Nuclear power is a government-funded cashcow so companies lobby for contracts. Imagine if alternatives had the same backing from business and government. Devolved energy = no money from, or power over, the people. So it is bound to fail.
…and that's the way it is folks!