Archive | June, 2012

Starbucks in hot water after asking Irish tweeters if they are proud to be British – The Guardian

Inviting followers on Twitter to “show us what makes you proud to be British” as part of a diamond jubilee promotion must have seemed like a good idea at the time at Starbucks. But after tweeting the invitation to nearly 2,000 Irish followers of …

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FLO Announces New Worker Rights Strategy

Fairtrade International (FLO) announced it has begun implementing its new approach to hired labor, approved in March. FLO states that “the new strategy will firmly place Fairtrade beyond a traditional CSR model based on standard-setting and auditing. It will guide us in helping workers become active participants in the decisions that impact their lives.” FLO […]

Father’s Day gift picks that tread lightly on your Earth – Examiner

He doesn’t even have to know the gift is fair trade and environmentally responsible. Multiple green and fair trade vendors get together at one site to simplify your shopping experience. From fair trade coffee to organic designer fashions and green …

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Leaked documents reveal UK fight to dilute EU green energy targets – The Guardian

The government has been trying to water down key environmental regulations in Brussels despite trumpeting its commitment to green issues at home, leaked documents show. The papers, seen by the Guardian, reveal British officials repeatedly trying to pre…

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Leaked documents reveal UK fight to dilute EU green energy targets – The Guardian

The government has been trying to water down key environmental regulations in Brussels despite trumpeting its commitment to green issues at home, leaked documents show. The current EU target for renewables – to generate 20% of energy from sources suc…

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Diamond Jubilee: Street parties across Nottinghamshire – BBC News

Other events include a world record attempt for the longest bunting line. The Guinness record currently stands at 3,427.94m (11,246 ft), held by the Fairtrade Foundation in London. A team at Clumber Park near Worksop needs to string more than 15,000 pi…

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gin-top: 1em;">39 People on Mayoral Delegation to China – Press Trust

Local interests represented on the trip include technology, architecture, the dairy industry, horticulture, education, landscape design and sportsfield installation, jewellery … the China International Fair in Trade Services will further promote …

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Microhydro energy: reinventing the wheel – The Guardian

Now a sculptor, he creates works of public art. He didn’t know his property’s past; no wheel remained. But when exploring the land, he discovered an old water course. “I said to myself: ‘One day I’ll get that to run,'” he recalls. He needed to clear it…

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Microhydro energy: reinventing the wheel – The Guardian

Now a sculptor, he creates works of public art. He didn’t know his property’s past; no wheel remained. But when exploring the land, he discovered an old water course. “I said to myself: ‘One day I’ll get that to run,'” he recalls. He needed to clear it…

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