NEWS: The CityHippy Week
Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...
The CityHippy Week!
STORY OF THE WEEK: Power to the planet
Susie Mesure swaps her Vespa for a Vectrix, the UK's first credible electric scooter, and has an eco-cool ride. Sure it's a little pricey up front but when you think that the running costs are minimal perhaps it works out to be a much better financial bet in the long-term. A fantastic development in the alternative transport market.
What else caught my little green eye?
Blair, Schwarzenegger sign UK-California climate pact
It's easy to see this as contributing nothing but more hot air to our atmosphere, not less. We must give this a chance to see what it delivers although we do want results and we want them fast. Incidentally, I wonder how GWB is reacting to this collaboration that clearly undermines his authority and therefore is bound to affect his 'special' [ahem] relationship with Tony Blair. Handbags at dawn anyone?
Clean with a conscience
The Independent offers a 20 point totally do-able guide to greening your cleaning. Much more useful than just another 'WE ARE ALL DOOMED' style Climate Porn headline.
Tesco offers bonus to green-conscious consumers
Yet another move in the battle to de-plastic society. Oh sure there will be cynics for a variety of reasons but hey, every little bit does help. Now, what if I don't have or want a clubcard?
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- Insider info and scoops / previews about CityHippy - this week receive the first issue of our new eco-comic 'Heston Wunderkrantz & His Amazing Hessian Underpants' a whole week before we launch it publicly.
- A vege recipe from Vege Blogger, Geraldine Hartman, author of Not Just For Vegetarians, along with her green food tip of the week.
- An eco-quote from Debra Lynn Dadd, New York Times' Queen of Green, along with an eco-action relating to the quote.
- A very special exclusive site-wide 10% discount from Natural Collection, the Ethical Retailer of the Year, based here in the UK.
Cityhippy bookmark of the week: Currys move into domestic solar panels market - Scotsman
And so the grand solar conversion begins with this massive retail push at the mainstream UK market. Brilliant!
…and that's the way it is folks!