Lifestyle - All

Ekklesia is not just a think-tank, but also a 'do-tank.' Here you can find a range of ideas on how to make your lifestyle greener, shop ethically, live more simply or take action on a range of justice and environmental issues.
15 Jan 2009

Shoppers demand supermarket watchdog



Eight in 10 shoppers want a watchdog appointed to monitor and penalise supermarkets which treat suppliers unfairly, a poll commissioned by Traidcraft, says today. _________________________________________
8 Jan 2009

UNICEF embarks on one of largest child vaccination campaigns ever



The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has embarked on one of the largest vaccination campaigns in the history of the Central African Republic (CAR), aiming to give 800,000 children the tools they need to address the three leading causes of preventable death: malaria, measles and diarrhoea. _________________________________________
7 Jan 2009

Churches urged to observe autism sunday



Autism Sunday, the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome falls on Sunday 8th February this year. Cathedrals, Churches and religious organisations across the world have been urged to pray for over 60 million people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. _________________________________________
16 Dec 2008

WWF's dolphin protection scheme working in India



It’s no common knowledge but there are hundreds of dolphins in the Ganges river in India. Sadly, despite being the world’s first species to enjoy protection—more than 2,000 years ago, during the reign of Emperor Ashoka— its population has steadily shrunk to 2,000 from around 6,000 in the early 1990s. _________________________________________
16 Dec 2008

Award for dolphin protection



A police officer who investigated the harassment of a dolphin living off the Kent coast has been given a wildlife award by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The WWF runs programmes which enable people to adopt and sponsor dolphins, as well as working in other ways for dolphin protection. _________________________________________
16 Dec 2008

Stop elephant smuggling by adopting or sponsoring an elephant



A border guard in Myanmar takes bribes to smuggle elephants into Thailand so he can travel to World Cup soccer matches, according to an undercover investigation by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report found that so many live elephants have been smuggled to support "elephant trekking" tourism in Thailand that some parts of the Myanmar appear to have lost their elephant populations, making it more important than ever that people adopt or sponsor elephants to protect their future. _________________________________________
12 Dec 2008

Give a school place - or a whole classroom



Giving a virtual gift such as a goat, a camel or a chicken on someone else's behalf has proved a real hit for those who want to give a meaningful gift. Now you can give a school place, or even a whole classroom, through the Save the Children Wish List. _________________________________________
11 Dec 2008

Give a camel - Oxfam charity gifts



They spit, they bite, and they’re bad tempered - but camels don’t deserve their bad reputation! In harsh conditions there’s no better means of transport, plus they provide nutritious milk and even dung for fuel and fertiliser. Just visit the Oxfam Unwrapped website for more details. _________________________________________
10 Dec 2008

Buy some rainforest and save the rainforest as a gift



One charity gift that is proving a huge hit is to give or buy someone an acre of rainforest. Green gifts are getting more and more popular, and saving an acre of rainforest is a creative and worthwhile present that will benefit the planet as well as the person you give it to. You can buy, and so save, an acre of rainforest quickly and easily online through the World Land Trust. _________________________________________
10 Dec 2008

Advertise your green, organic and eco products for free - free advertising online



Ooffoo, launched this November by Natural Collection, is an online eco community offering a completely free online selling, advertising, monitoring, blogging and swapping service. _________________________________________