Ecological Footprint Conference at Cardiff University


The Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) is hosting the first Ecological Footprint Conference, 8-10 May 2007, City Hall, Cardiff. Keynote speakers are Mathis Wackernagel PhD, Professor Tim Jackson, Professor William Rees, Professor David Pimentel and David Stubbs, who is Head of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Register early to get the £265 rate; £295 after March 1. Fees include lunch, with vegetarian or vegan option. [GT]

Ecological Footprint Conference

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January 29, 2007 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Women in Ethical Business Awards 2007

Juliet_davenport_with_weba_award There is a call for entries for the Women in Ethical Business Awards.

Run by Tridios Bank and Eve magazine, the contest is looking to reward businesses that are founded on ethical principles, and that benefit people or the environment.

Last year's winner (pictured), Juliet Davenport, was the founder and director of Good Energy, a green energy company.

[Via ecostreet]

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January 17, 2007 in Green News, Money & finance, Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2 Feb with free wetlands tours


While it's disconcertingly unlikely that your walking tour will look like my Niagara Falls trip of '03, what with the great absence of white stuff going on these days, at least you can visit all Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centres for free on 2 February to mark World Wetlands Day.  Wetlands may not seem particularly glamourous - they lack the obvious charm of the seaside, for example - but I spent a lot of time on the marsh as a young teen and developed a deep appreciation of its subtle beauty, as depicted here by my once-tutor Thaddeus Holownia.  Wetlands are also a essential filter of natural and unnatural poisons that otherwise pour into the water table.  Finally, can you look a duck in the eye and tell it to go get a condo?  [GT]

World Wetlands Day 2 Feburary FREE ENTRY

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January 16, 2007 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Call for proposals for six art gardens in Quebec City


Quebec City's 400th anniversary occurs in 2008, and part of the celebration involves six Contemporary Ephemeral Gardens. Each garden will be designed by a living artist, to be established in the heart of the festivities, and to live only so long as the celebration does, from June 10 to September 28, 2008. Each garden should address the three major themes of the festival:

Where the river narrows;
Your history, my history, our history ;
and Sowing the seeds of culture.

A Call For Creation Of Contemporary Ephemeral Gardens [via Land+Living]

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January 14, 2007 in Design & furniture, Outdoors & games, Plants & gardens, Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Organic Products Europe, April 2007


Last year had 567 vendors from 235 countries.  This Natural Products Europe and Organic Products Europe Expo - two events on successive days, 15 - 16 April 2007 - is expected to be even bigger.  You can register for a free ticket to attend this massive organics and natural products event in Grand Hall Olympia, London, England.  [GT]

Natural Products Europe and Organic Products Europe

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January 10, 2007 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Enter the FOE Scotland raffle before 23 December!


For the ticket's price of one measly quid, you can enter the Friends of the Earth Scotland raffle to potentially win your very own rooftop wind turbine, valued at £1500.  Other prizes include a year's supply of product from Ecover, return train tickets from Virgin, £150 from Natural Collection, and more.  Plus, your pound goes to support FOE and their good works in the new year, so it sets you off in 2007 on the right foot.  Hurry though; tickets must be in by 23 December, so you'll likely want to buy by credit card over the phone.  [GT]

Friends of the Earth Scotland - Prize Draw 2006 [via GreenGirlsGlobal]

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December 20, 2006 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Dreaming of a Green Christmas?" debate


More Christmas shopping help for those bereft of ideas for green presents is on its way in the form of a 'green Christmas bazaar' taking place at the Science Museum's excellent Dana Centre on the evening of 6th December.

It's all part of a night of discussion and debate called 'Dreaming of a Green Christmas?' where a leading waste and recycling expert will give an overview of the complexity of being eco-friendly, before product designers and manufacturers explain why their products are worthy of being considered a green purchase.

The event gets all interactive and Pop Idol after that, when the audience gets to vote on what they think is the most green product by using eco-criteria including energy efficiency, re-use, recycled materials and sustainability.

Showcasing their products at the event will be Anna Roebuck, designer of lightpieces, screens and jewellery handcrafted from recycled plastic bags, and Peter Martin, creative director of, a web forum dedicated to reuse, repair and reduction. Apparently, Peter hasn't thrown anything away for three years.  (When I lived in a house with a massive cellar and a loft, I used to be like that, too, although I may be missing the point here.)

Important Information
Dreaming of a Green Christmas? starts at 7pm and ends at 8.30pm.

Events at the Dana Centre are usually free but they've asked that people pre-book if they can, by calling 020 7942 4040 or e-mailing  You'll also need to be 18 or over (due to licensing restrictions).

Location details for the Dana Centre can be found here.

November 22, 2006 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Oxjam October for Oxfam


October's nearly over, but there's still five days left of Oxjam! Oxjam is the biggest, hottest, longest, most diverse music event in Oxfam history, going all month, across the entire kingdom, to rock out and raise heaps of cash to fight poverty. It's also an opportunity to get your music on MTV: put on an Oxjam gig, film it, upload it to MTV Flux, and you'll be considered for the big gig in April. Drop by the Oxjam MySpace page to get a list of events going on in your area. [GT]


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October 26, 2006 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Rally at the US Embassy, London, 4 November


As part of the Campaign Against Climate Change, on 4 November - that's the Saturday before the UN Climate Talks in Nairobi - all are called on to join the National Climate March past the ExxonMobil offices, Australian Embassy and Downing Street to arrive at US embasy at 11.30 am. Speakers include George Monbiot, Colin Challen MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, Norman Baker MP, Zac Goldsmith. Then there's a lovely stroll down to Trafalgar Square for 1pm where the March joins the I-Count at 1.45pm. The March is in solidarity with thousands of other marches worldwide - as it should be, since everybody should have a say in how the planet turns out. [GT]

Campaign Against Climate Change

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October 16, 2006 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Autumn Ideal Home Show 2006


More and more, the ideal home has heavy green components, and the Autumn Ideal Home Show 2006 reflects this with some great green exhibitors. 6 - 15 October at Earls Court in London, you can visit booths ranging from Dr. Energy energy savers, to Dryerballs non-toxic anti-static balls, to Energy Saving Trust, and others starting with an even greater range of letters from the alphabet. Weekday tickets are £8 adults, £7 seniors; weekend tickets £10, £9 seniors; admission only £5 after 5pm any day. [GT]

Autumn Ideal Home Show 2006

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October 4, 2006 in Shows & events | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack