February 2009

off for the weekend

Posted by andrew on Friday, February 27th, 2009

It has been a slightly non-stop week here at Seventeen Towers – from delivering lectures at London Met on Monday to the green panel at Confex on Wednesday and lots of exciting meetings in between. Looking at the planning board we have three times as many events this March as we did last year. It [...]

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Cow pat petrol and fair fashion

Posted by joelle on Friday, February 20th, 2009

It’s time for this week’s sustainable news tidbits:

Cows hit the news again this week. A US dairy has converted its milk trucks to run on cow manure. Very sensible when you have 10,000 cows!
Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday. Join me at the launch event on London’s South Bank this Sunday, or see the website for [...]

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A birthday, a bird box and cow tax

Posted by joelle on Friday, February 13th, 2009

It’s time for this week’s update of some of the news that has caught my eye in the past seven days.

Happy 200th birthday to Charles Darwin, who’s anniversary was on 12 Feb. Here’s a quote from the great man:

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who [...]

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Vegan wine

Posted by louise on Monday, February 2nd, 2009

So it’s now February and my vegan resolution is still going strong. I’m not completely virtuous though, and have already fallen off the booze wagon with a few glasses of post event champagne. Worryingly, some wines and champagne are not vegan due to animal products being used in the production. Bits of fish, shellfish or [...]

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