Green Industry : Newsfile

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  • Environment driving global economy, says Worldwatch Institute

    10 January 2008

    Pioneering entrepreneurs, nongovernmental organizations, and governments around the globe are inventing the Earth's first sustainable global economy, according to State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy.

  • Rainforest certified sales top £500m

    31 October 2007

    One of the more positive hopes for the future lies in the growth of fair trade around the world. The latest example comes from the Rainforest Alliance which annnounced earlier this month that annual sales of its certified products had reached £500m.

  • M&S backs seafood bible

    5 August 2007

    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to produce the Fish and Seafood Bible - from the Ocean to the Table, now available in Marks & Spencer stores across the UK.

  • UK's first zero-emission home prototype

    6 July 2007

    The UK has unveiled its first zero emission home, which meets environmental standards to be compulsory for all new homes in the future.

  • British companies join government to cut greenhouse gases

    3 May 2007

    Eight large British companies have joined with Prime Minister Tony Blair to introduce a campaign that will provide consumers with products and services that make it easier to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ENS reports:

  • UK motor industry still pushing gas guzzlers

    29 March 2007

    As 'The Sexy Green Car Show' opens at the Eden Project in Cornwall (30 March - 15 April 2006), a new survey reveals that most car ads in national newspapers are for gas-guzzling vehicles.

  • US corporation may limit coal power plants

    26 March 2007

    An interesting sign of the changing times has been revealed in recent reports that one of the most environmentally unpopular US utility corporations had abandoned plans to build 8 coal power plants, in favour of more environmentally friendly options. This report by Felicity Barringer and Andrew Ross Sorkin appeared in the New York Times on 28 February 2007.

  • World's first green car show to open in Cornwall

    28 February 2007

    Leading carmakers from around the globe are gearing up to exhibit at the world's first 'green car show' at the Eden Project in Cornwall, home to the biggest greenhouses on earth.

  • Carbon offsetting takes off in US

    25 February 2007

    A major travel organisation, based in the United States, has expanded its services related to carbon offsetting in response to growing consumer and industry demand for a customer-frendly system to help to curb global warming.

  • How tortilla chips are helping the whales

    25 February 2007

    Tortilla chips may seem an odd way of protecting whales, but one man's bright idea for whale tail-shaped chips, is doing just that. His company has just made its first donation that will help tackle pollution in Magdalena Bay, in Bahia California, Mexico, which provides shelter for Pacific Gray Whales where they rear their young before continuing their long journey to the Bering Sea.