Archive for the ‘ Environmental ’ Category

Greenpeace vs Facebook (et al)

This is sure to ruffle some feathers! [ <-- that would have been a better joke if this was about Twitter! -ed (me!)] So Greenpeace have gone after Facebook with this, I would say, intentionally childish video. It makes it's point well though. These new super companies (such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft..) are building new infrastructure for their services and they have the money to do so. They are doing this at a time when there is a need to roll out sustainable infrastructure and as such they should lead by example here. Tech industries with a big stake in the internet are one of the few industries which are expanding at present and they have a great opportunity to show how it can be done in a way that is both sustainable and ethical.

Shop Til We Drop

great mix this.. check out the apple cart!

Amnesty’s pulled FT Shell advert

Well hopefully FT’s (Financial Times’) decision not to publish the Amnesty advert to bring attention to Shell’s nasty Niger Delta history in time for their AGM has been seen more now than ever would have been if FT had printed it (indeed it was probably seen more in the Metro). It’s nice to see people passing on the ad via Facebook and on blogs and hopefully this has a big impact on Shell’s sense of responsibility for it’s exploits in Nigeria. Of course I feel obliged to do the same and here it is… (click to see big)

for more info, check out Amnesty’s page about this campaign…

An apology from Shell?


Too good to be true?

Yes, men!

In related news… here in Ireland, two hours ago, four Shell2Sea activists chained themselves to a stairwell inside the Department of Energy and Natural Resources in support of jailed activists Pat O’ Donnell (101 days)and Niall Harnett (31 days)