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Society is letting down our youth.

Society is letting down our youth.

Posted on30. Jul, 2010 by .

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I started this article on hearing that there are more 17yr old black youths are in Jail than in College in the USA. The phrase ‘that can’t be right’ sprang to mind in two ways. 1. Is that correct?… The answer unfortunately is, yes. And 2. Is that morally acceptable?… The answer for me is, […]

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Climate Change – A long rant!

Climate Change – A long rant!

Posted on20. Jul, 2010 by .

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30 years ago when I was a fresh faced naive graduate I was sitting chatting to my bank manager who was nearing retirement and the conversation turned to the topic of that age … How we were all going to be working a 4day week in the future!.. The BM’s realism and experience quickly cut […]

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The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

The Starfish Story – and the moral is?

Posted on15. Jul, 2010 by .

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At Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Queen star Brian May Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University related the Starfish Story as part of the 15th July 2010 Graduation Ceremony for the Business School. It’s a great story that it deserves a mention While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, […]

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You couldn’t make this up!

You couldn’t make this up!

Posted on30. Jun, 2010 by .

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Polona Florijančič is a female Slovenian student studying Human Rights Law at Brunel University in London. Kahina Bakhti is her Swedish friend and fellow student. Both were on a study trip to Beijing China. So as on the anniversary of the election Frauds in Iran they decide to hold a protest outside the Iranian Embassy […]

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Great Green Wall of Africa to halt Sahara

Great Green Wall of Africa to halt Sahara

Posted on29. Jun, 2010 by .

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If it goes ahead, the tree belt would be 15km wide and nearly 8,000km long and run all the way across Africa.

The tree belt, would run from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east through 11 countries, in an effort to halt the advance of the Sahara Desert.

It has always puzzled us at Green Planet that it is usually still born, as it is a total win for everybody

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Fuel – A different way of thinking?

Fuel – A different way of thinking?

Posted on23. Jun, 2010 by .

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All it needs is the desire from Government and vested interests to make change happen…After all no one is going to give up their cars are they?
Lets take if for what it is the whole Gulf fiasco is a wake up call for us all.

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Ethical Shopping a nightmare?

Ethical Shopping a nightmare?

Posted on07. Jun, 2010 by .

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In fact it’s a total minefield that to a certain extent you usually pick what you want for a variety of reasons and go with it until somebody tells you not to. Think Kit Kat and the Greenpeace campaign with Nestle. There are that many factors involved in making a selection regarding the ethics of […]

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The Wall Project – Brightening people’s lives.

The Wall Project – Brightening people’s lives.

Posted on25. May, 2010 by .

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The Mumbai Wall Project began with a blank white compound wall, with an intense burning of “something has to be done to it” It starting with a few enthusiastic people, it has grown to be a bigger and bigger project seemingly taking a life of its own. It was an initiative to add visual elements […]

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Kibwezi Green Crescent – Kenya

Kibwezi Green Crescent – Kenya

Posted on12. Apr, 2010 by .

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The Kibwezi Green Crescent Community Based Organisation (CBO).
situated in Ngwata Location, Kibwezi Division, which is a semi arid region in Eastern Kenya.

Their core aim is to eradicate poverty through careful gardening and promotion of environmental conservation activities.

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The Big Issue

The Big Issue

Posted on11. Apr, 2010 by .

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The Big Issue exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine to the general public. They believe in offering ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ and in enabling individuals to take control of their lives.

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