We had a ’soft launch’ last wedenesday for friends and family, specifically to test out our carbon calculator which will go live at the end of the year, ready for 2009.
Great night! We had over 150 people ( kids, parents, grandparents), drinks and food provided by a range of great organisations ( see list below) and music provided by our very only Tony Siantonas and his band ‘John Bull and the Bandits’.
I took an enormous amount out of the evening, apart from the fact that so many turned up, it was clear that we are at the start of something BIG and that there is a hunger for solutions.
Despite the enormity facing us all, the sense of optimism in the room was palpable, born on a wave of hope and a real desire to actually DO SOMETHING RIGHT.
My thanks to everyone who attended, you are now part of the Planet Positive Community. Let’s work together to make 2009 a year to remember and a year of change!
With many thanks to our sponsors
Wine: Eco-Friendly Wines - Organic Italian Wines
Wine: Ethical Edibles - Organic, and/or sourced from small producers implementing fair trade criteria, or from family-run enterprises preserving traditional forms of cultivation and processing, and perpetuating local traditional food culture
Beer: Daas Beer - Daas Beer, an organically brewed Belgium beer. Daas Beer is the only Belgian beer to carry both the Certsys Belgium and UK Soil Assoc organic certifications
Beer: Freedom Brewery - Britain’s first ever micro-brewed lager. Freedom has been winning awards and winning the loyalty of a small group of lager drinkers who demand quality in their beer. Freedom Organic is even Vegan friendly (most beers aren’t).
Gin: Juniper Green Organic Gin by London & Scottish International - Juniper Green is 100% organic.
Juice: Soma Organic – Organic Juice
Crisps: Pipers Crisps - handmade crisps sourced from individual suppliers who are passionate about the quality of their product.
Fudge: Roskillys – Uses organic Jersey milk and cream. The milk comes from the 94 strong herd of Jersey cows which graze on pastures. No chemicals or pesticides means milk with its natural goodness intact.
a. Coffee: Natural Coffee Company -. All their coffees are certified by the Soil Association, the Fairtrade Foundation and are also Kosher registered by the London Beth Din.
b. Green Tea & Mulling Wine Sugar: Steenbergs Organic – Organic & Fairtrade spices and cooking ingredients.
c. T-Shirt: T Shirt & Sons - Europe’s only certified organic textile printer. http://www.tshirtandsons.co.uk/