Archived articles from 2004

 

Uniting for a Greener Europe

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

The first pan-European political party has been formed by the Greens. At a special congress in Rome, 31 European Green Parties signed a statute forming the new European Green Party. They pledged to build a more tolerant, social, ecological and democratic' Europe, to campaign jointly for the phasing out of nuclear energy and to reject the introduction of genetically...

 

Celebrating in Mumbai

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

'It's possible that the next World Social Forum, will attempt to lay the basis of a rainbow coalition,' says one of the organizers of the fourth World Social Forum in Mumbai, attended by 100,000 people.

 

Steps for Peace

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Fifteen hundred people across 24 States joined in the 3,500 mile Steps for Peace Walk as it crossed America, from Maine to California.

 

A Revolutionary Idea

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

'Peace is a revolutionary idea,' Kai Brand Jacobsen told a recent meeting at the House of Commons. 'Peace, by peaceful means, defines that revolution is non-violent.'

 

Building Around the Sun

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

An extraordinary, cairn-shaped building is nearing completion in Sligo in Ireland. The Gyreum is aligned to the dawns and dusks of both summer and winter solstices when beams of light enter the middle of the central hall.

 

MBE for Eileen Caddy

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Eileen Caddy, co-founder of the world famous Findhorn Community in Scotland, has been awarded an MBE for her service to Spiritual Enquiry'.

 

Online with a Pint

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

In Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, you can go online whilst drinking a pint. Pubs and community centres in the surrounding Calder Valley are hotspots', points for wireless internet connection using the latest wi-fi' technology, provided by the Phone Co-op

 

Grand Designs Made of Straw

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4's Grand Designs, and his son, Milo, visited the Homes For Good Fair organised by the Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development in February.

 

Good Energy

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Unit(e), the producer of 100 per cent renewable electricity from wind and small scale hydro sources has changed its name to Good Energy.

 

Positive News Radio on 104.4fm – Interview with Jackie Carpenter

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Positive News Radio broadcasts Monday at 18:30 GMT on Resonance 104.4fm and also on the Internet at www.resonancefm.com. In programme 32, Jackie Carpenter, Director of the Energy 21 Network, the UK branch of Eurosolar, told presenter, Jane Taylor, how people all around the country are working locally to speed up the renewable energy revolution.

 

Sustainability in Spain

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Lakabe is a pretty village of stone houses in the Spanish province of Navarre in the Pyrenees. It was abandoned in the 1970s and occupied 23 years ago by a group of dreamers determined to prove that their utopian ideas could actually be implemented.

 

Invest in Trees Invest in Life

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Investing in trees as a profitable and ethical means of saving is the objective of Spanish company Maderas Nobles de la Sierra de Segura S.A. (MNSS), formed in 2000 "to participate in a fair cause that benefits all."

 

Our Relationship with Animals – Landmark International Conference

 
 

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29 Feb 2004

 

Scientists meeting in London have urged world leaders to recognise officially that animals are thinking, feeling beings capable of suffering. In a keynote speech to the Compassion in World Farming conference, Dr. Jane Goodall asked, "If you think animals might have feelings too, shall we give them the benefit of the doubt and answer their appeal for help?"