October 2007

Mexican with a hint of Spice and Sustainability!

Posted by Bex on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I went for a fantastic meal on Sunday at the new Wahaca restaurant in Covent Garden. The restaurant has a market style feel to it and the food nicely compliments the market ethos; the fish comes from certified sustainable fisheries, the chicken and pork are free range and all sourced from the UK. [...]

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The Sustainability Show

Posted by andrew on Friday, October 26th, 2007

If you’re in London this weekend (27th & 28th October) check out The Sustainability Show at the O2 Arena. We went along this afternoon and there were some fantastic stands, from our old friends like Ethical Junction and Doy Bags to new arrivals like B Sustainable and Green Zebra. We even met the fantastic Ptolemy [...]

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Posted by Bex on Thursday, October 25th, 2007

BP have spent huge amounts of money over the last few years re-branding themselves as being committed to the environment in order to appeal to environmentally aware consumers.  This to me seems like an abject waste of time and money.  The pretty white and yellow logo can’t detract from the fact that they are a [...]

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Prada but not as we know it

Posted by louise on Friday, October 19th, 2007

The Seventeen Gallery* are hosting an interesting exhibition by Ana Prada right now. Prada takes ordinary household items and transforms them into art – her current exhibition includes tea bags, hair rollers and toilet rolls (see below). Not actually billed as recycled art, it’s definitely an interesting use of consumer products in art. [...]

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Backward thinking and progress

Posted by Bex on Thursday, October 18th, 2007

At the beginning of the year I was under the impression that the UK was doing well in regards to reducing green house gas emissions, I read a few articles stating that we were set to double our targets outlined by the Kyoto protocol, granted this included emissions trading, but still I thought that sounds [...]

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Frieze Art Fair

Posted by andrew on Thursday, October 11th, 2007

I went to the private view of the Frieze Art Fair last night and was reminded of Homer Simpson’s trip to the MonstroMart – “Where Shopping is a Baffling Ordeal.” Just when you thought you’d got to the end, a whole new hall would materialise on the horizon. Never have so many chins and bad [...]

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Upcoming events

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Just a quick plug for some of our upcoming events…
Scaling Up Social Enterprise takes place on 30th October at LSO St Lukes – a great chance to network and learn from other social entrepreneurs.
Westminster City Council are hosting this year’s LivCom event, including their Sustainable Cities Summit – from the 22nd November onwards. A [...]

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Newbie at Seventeen

Posted by admin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Hello – I’m Lindsey, the latest newcomer to Seventeen for a month’s work & play. After a day and a half I have already got stuck in to the many projects and events the team are running, and am looking forward to getting to know these projects, the clients & the team. In fact, only [...]

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Tower Hamlets Green Drinks

Posted by andrew on Monday, October 1st, 2007

If you’re around tomorrow night (Tuesday 2nd October) why not head over to the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green for the monthly Tower Hamlets Green Drinks event – an informal opportunity to meet other people in our neck of the woods who are interested in the environment and sustainability. I haven’t been before so if [...]

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