Our very own Chrstina Wood is hosting an event tonight at Copenhagen. Check it out here!!
Well we are at last up and running. Great launch last night at The Hub in Kings Cross with an amazing turnout. Speaches from myself and Steve Malkin with special guest appearance from the Ambassador of Costa Rica who spke most eloquently. for those who have not seen it yet see our new home page and watch a few videos- great!
We are getting good support from all over including this from Nick Clegg, leader of the Lib Dems.
We are going live this week with our new home page. Looking fantastic, just awaiting final design tweaks and we will be up and running.
Central to the new site is our video library for our 2020 Vision campaign. We have spent the past 3 months collecting short video statements from over 90 people representing all walks of life. From school kids to the leaders of political parties, and from environmental activists to company chairman. They have each been asked to provide us with their ‘positive view’ on why we should be taking action against global warming. This is not a negative message, rather a positive and worthwhile goal that we should all be working towards.
We have an amazing collection individuals including Nick Clegg (Lib Dem Leader), Jonathan Porritt ( Environemtal activist) and even The Sons of Soul band.
I asked one of my sons for his vision over the weekend and he did a bit of searching on the net and having discovered that livestock are responsible for over 18% of global emissions came up with the image below as a vision for the future of farming!!!
i will let you all know when we are up and running so that you can contribute your own vision.
This is a competition open to all folks in USA and Canada. Simple. Give us your 2020 Vision in 135 characters or less on twitter. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #2020V so Planet Positive will pick their favourite!
We have teamed up with the folks at ALLMODERN for an exciting opportunity to win beautifully designed eco products; tranSglass Lidded Carafe or a Double Vase (winner gets to choose whichever one they prefer). With its recycled origins and sleek, fluid design, tranSglass conveys a positive attitude towards the environment, affirmed as an Artecnica Design With Conscience project. Combining old-world craftsmanship and sophisticated design, each tranSglass vessel is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. tranSglass is included in the permanent collection of MoMA New York.
All Modern offers a fantastic selection of contemporary furniture, home accessories and lighting from eco-friendly brands like Emeco, DwellStudio, Greenington, Knoll and more!
About Our Campaign
2020 Vision is a communications campaign which providing people with a clear view of how their lives will be better by 2020 in a greener, low carbon world. We will equip individuals with a reduction guideline that will enable them to reduce their emissions by over 42% by 2020.
It is specifically designed to provide a vision of our low carbon lives that we can achieve by 2020. We will also invite environmental leaders, scientists, businesses and NGO’s to provide their vision. We have already filmed the visions of over 40 individuals that play a role in the business, politics or science of Climate Change such as Lord Nicolas Stern, Joan Ruddcok – DECC, Jeremy Leggett – Founder of Solar Century, Caroline Lucas – MEP Green Party, Chris Rapley – Head the Science Museum, Zac Goldsmith – Chairman of The Ecologist, Richard Brown – CEO Eurostar, Lord Turner, and awaiting the visions from Vice President of the Maldives (to be sent to us) and Jonathan Porritt – Forum for the Future. We will upload these videos and other vision onto our website where all people will be able to upload their 2020 vision by means of video, pictures, artwork or written word (via youtube, flickr )
30th June 2009
An eeerie looking new wave power solution I heard about on the radio today. It works by using oncoming wave motion to excite another ‘bulge wave’ within a rubber tube that in turn drives a turbine producing electricity. Each one can produce up to 1MW power ( sufficient for 1000 homes).
Looks fantastic in the photo, but 5 years from full time operation as they now have to build and test a full prototype.
Congratulations to The Carbon Trust who has supported it financially to date, but they are on the hunt for more funding….
This is just the sort of innovative research that UK Govt should be investing into rather than dumping more money into the redevelopment of Trident or even so called ‘Clean Coal’.
Anyone got any other innovative ideas?
6th May 2009