Woolworths makes the switch: inefficient light bulbs out in 2010

Posted by jamie — 27 September 2007 at 3:22pm - Comments

Woolworths will be phasing out incandescent bulbs by the end of 2010

Great news. Woolworths have made a significant shift in their light bulbs policy and, as a result, are not longer bottom of the heap on our retailers league table.

After receiving thousands of emails and signatures from their customers (ie you) eager to see them take a lead on energy efficiency, Woolies will now be phasing out incandescent light bulbs by the end of 2010. It's not quite the 2008 date we were looking for, but never the less it's a massive improvement and they're now well ahead of many other companies such as Tesco and Waitrose. They're also cutting the price of their efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

ASDA and Morrisons make a move on light bulbs

Posted by jamie — 26 July 2007 at 5:30pm - Comments

We're beginning to see the first positive results from the light bulb retailers league table we published nearly two weeks ago. Both ASDA and Morrisons have just announced they will improve their game plan and phase out those power-crazy incandescents by the end of 2010, which moves them a couple of places up the league table, leapfrogging several other retailers.

Macs now come in green

Posted by jamie — 3 May 2007 at 11:18am - Comments

Tasty news from Apple

Success as government's nuclear plans ruled unlawful

Posted by jamie — 15 February 2007 at 9:00am - Comments

The government's decision to back nuclear power was ruled as unlawful by the High Court

In a major blow to the government's plans to reinvigorate nuclear power in the UK, the High Court has ruled their decision to back a programme of new nuclear power stations was unlawful.


Posted by admin — 25 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Giant chickens invaded McDonald's in April to protest at their involvement in Amazon destruction

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

Enormous reserve protected from chainsaws in Canada

Posted by admin — 7 February 2006 at 9:00am - Comments

A grizzly bear swimming in the waters of Knight Inlet, British Columbia

It's rare that success comes on such a scale so this is one worth celebrating. The provincial government of British Columbia in Canada has announced the protection of 2 million hectares of ancient forest with strict ecological management for the rest.

HarperCollins goes green

Posted by admin — 22 November 2005 at 9:00am - Comments

Great news! HarperCollins has adopted a new paper purchasing policy which commits the company towards phasing out paper from ancient and endangered forests and towards ancient forest friendly solutions like recycled and FSC certified paper for all of its books. HarperCollins has worked with the Greenpeace Book Campaign to develop this policy.

More good news on the Book Campaign from Egmont Books

Posted by admin — 25 August 2005 at 8:00am - Comments

Kensuke's Kingdom: cover detail

We're celebrating more good news for our Book Campaign, as leading childrens' publisher Egmont Press has announced plans to publish its first novel on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper.

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