Archive for December, 2013

The World We Made – Jonathon Porritt

If you haven’t read this book yet, give it a go.

Supported by a small grant from StFF Foundation, the World We Made by Jonathon Porritt, is the diary of a 50-year-old teacher, Alex McKay, living in 2050.

The book features mocked-up photos, handwritten graphics, and it’s an antidote to those who say sustainability is doom and gloom.

The New Scientist interviews Jonathon about The World We Made.

National Competition To Create A Poster For The Planet

Earth Hour, the world’s largest mass participation event, is an annual switch off that focuses the world’s attention on the planet.

Do the Green Thing, in partnership with WWF-UK, are running a national competition for young creatives aged 16-25  for Earth Hour on March 29th 2014.

You have until 13th January 2014 to enter the competition at http://wwf.org.uk/ehpostercomp

HighWaterLine – New York, Miami and now London

HighWaterLine was a public artwork on the New York city waterfront that created an immediate visual and local understanding of the affects of climate change.

In 2012/13 the project moved to Miami and, from January 2014, the project will begin to engage London communities and the chalking of the line should begin in April, with the art piece revealed in June 2014.  The London project’s partner in the UK is Invisible Dust and the work is supported by the Arts Council England and LUSH.

If you see the HighWaterLine team out and about in London in 2014, stop and chat.

A video explaining the New York project is available here.

Get the New Yorker’s take on the New York project here.

 

Eve Mosher, New York 2007

Good Scrub Guide – plastic free products

In September 2013, Fauna & Flora International officially launched the first version of the ‘Good Scrub Guide’ featuring 16 brands and 35 plastic free products, the Guide has been produced following effective engagement with UK cosmetic and personal care companies.

Phase two of the project will start to engage with companies continuing to use microplastics in their products.  In further support of the Guide, FFI has partnered with their Dutch counterparts and initiators of the highly successful ‘Beat the Micro Bead’ campaign to produce an internationally functional smartphone App to allow consumers to scan products to check for the presence of microbeads.

This app was launched in October 2013 at the UNEP GLOC-2 conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Check out the App here

For more information go to the FFI website.