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Friday, June 16, 2006

NEWS: The CityHippy Week

Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...

The CityHippy Week!

Before I start I want to apologise for not posting the Week last week. Sometimes life just gets in the way...I know you understand. Oh to be able to do this full time, sigh ;)


STORY OF THE WEEK: Winners announced at the first Observer Ethical Awards

So heartening to see people receiving pats on the back and recognition for all the hard work they do.

Ecover award for young campaigner of the year
Meare Village Primary school - Walking bus, local food initiative and link project with Kenya

Innovation of the year
Architecture for humanity - Not-for-profit organisation working in emergency, disaster and conflict zones

DIY project of the year
Averil Stedeford, Oxford - A grandmother's eco retrofit in Oxford

Building of the year
Jubilee Library, Brighton - The country's most energy-efficient public building

Retailer of the year
Natural Collection - Online/mail-order ethical retailers

Campaigner of the year
Make Poverty History (MPH)

Round of applause please.

What else caught my little green eye?

Plans to build Europe's biggest incinerator in south east London have been given the go ahead by Government. Oh goody more fumes and smoke mmmmmm.

Largest Hawaiian Marine park created by Bush is largest in world - but will he protect it should pollutants threaten it? I would not bet the reef he will sadly.

Businesses demand an end to exploiting developing world. Clearly business wants to change their ways, over to you Mr Blair. pick of the week:
Cheap Drinking Water from the Ocean

Using carbon nanotubes it will be possible to reduce the current cost of desalinating sea water by approx 75% PLUS we could apply this to remove CO2 from air.

…and that's the way it is folks!



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