Category | Politics

Political music revolution

Posted on 17 February 2009

Music has the power to heal, cross borders, spread ideas, inspire and yes bring the people together. Can it also help improve the environment? End wars? Create gender and racial equality? I think that it can. Historically, emotive music with powerful lyrics has played a vital role in a wide range of causes. From the [...]

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declaring myself an anti-consumerist !

Posted on 30 July 2008

august is my first “no consumption month” for me – I have taken up a challenge from a book I bought so I can’t get any more stuff in august at least (I bet my husband is real happy for that).. I will however get the normal stuff to keep the household going =) and [...]

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Marine Bill update

Posted on 21 May 2008

I’m back! Regular GGG readers may have noticed that it has been some time since I wrote a post for this fantastic blog and I would like to apologise for that. However I hope that you will forgive me as I have been in the middle of selling my house and relocating. Whilst I have lots [...]

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The US Presidential Race – Who’s the Greenest of them All?

Posted on 20 February 2008

The presidential race here in the States is really heating up!  When I’m not working I am glued to the tv watching CNN!  I think this has got to be the most exciting race since…well since who knows as this is the first time we have had a qualified female candidate and black male candidate [...]


News Flash: China Taxes Plastic Bags

Posted on 11 January 2008

Gosh…China has taxed plastic bags !!! I have just read that from June of this year shops in China will not be giving away plastic bags. If shoppers need a bag they will have to buy one. I think this is fantastic news….lets hope it wont be long before other countries follow suit. If you [...]

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Confusion over commitment

Posted on 19 November 2007

Today the UK’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has announced that action on climate change is urgent and that developed countries must lead the way in cutting carbon emissions. Also today the UK’s Environment Secretary Hillary Benn has announced the launch of a “one-stop” energy advice service to help householders save on bills and tackle global [...]

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Bills, Bills, Bills…..

Posted on 06 November 2007

My interest in politics is becoming stronger everyday, this is because as I get older (26 next) and hopefully wiser I realise that politics affects every aspect of my life – as it does yours. Thus today when the Queens speech was delivered I was very interested to find out which Bills had been included. [...]

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Strengthen the Climate Change Bill

Posted on 19 October 2007

The WWF are calling for support in urging the government to strengthen the UK climate change bill. Strangely the bill doesn’t include emissions from aviation and shipping and the government aren’t planning to include them. Does that make any sense considering they are two of the fastest growing sources of emissions? WWF will be taking [...]

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Can we have the bill please?

Posted on 13 October 2007

Thank you to all the GGG readers who signed the Wildlife Trusts ‘petition fish’ which I reported about in the ‘Cycling to save our seas’ post. On Wednesday 10th October I joined my colleagues from the other 47 Wildlife Trusts in the UK to attend an event at the House of Commons, where we took with [...]

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Green Jobs Fight Global Warming

Posted on 22 August 2007

California Senator Barbara Boxer has just posted her statement at a hearing she convened. She is Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works. Here it is. It’s not too long to read. I just recently did an article on Green Collar Jobs, and how this is great way to fight global warming [...]


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