A massive 40% of the UK's carbon emissions come from energy used in the home and for travel. Small measures to increase the efficiency of personal energy usage can therefore make a significant difference to this global problem.
Amnesty International has teamed up with other human rights organisations to campaign for a stay of execution. The protest concerns Troy Davis who is accused of killing a police officer in the state of Georgia, in the USA.
The Ethical Superstore, the Internet’s premier ethical retailer has begun to stock a new range of ethical jewellery. Peaches Geldof has developed the range of eight designs especially for Made Jewellery.
The UK’s largest fair trade hot drinks company, Cafedirect, has been struggling in recent years due to competition from supermarkets’ own fair trade certified tea and coffee lines – and this is despite £2m annual advertising outlay.
Poor countries rarely have adequate sewage systems. In Nicaragua for example 80% of people live on less than £1.10 each day, and unsurprisingly, cholera and malaria are rife. Worst affected are the densely populated shanty towns, where sewage often runs unprotected at the side of streets.