This Saturday March 23rd at 8.30pm marks Earth Hour when people are supposed to switch off their lights to show, albeit symbolically, how we need to protect the planet, while still using our mobile phones of course (for more information…
Today sees the launch of the first mobile network that also helps with conservation, WWF Wildlife Mobile. The new mobile network will enable people in the UK with a passion for the environment and wildlife to generate funds
Got a music-loving philanthropist on your Christmas gift list? Then why not pop a Fairshare Music giftcard in their stocking? For every track you buy through Fairshare Music, half the profits go to a charity of your choosing from…
Got a good idea which re-uses or mashes-up existing technologies and products to tackle today's environmental challenges? Well Sony and the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) want to hear from you. They are behind a new initiative called Open Planet…
Want to go greener than the Spotify logo, but missing some symbolism to give your choice meaning? Well, join Spotify and the WWF (the panda people, not the wrestlers) for Earth Hour.
And what is Earth Hour exactly? Well, it’s the WWF’s message to world leaders that people are serious about climate change by encouraging millions of people to turn off their lights at the same time for 60 minutes – on Saturday 28th March at 8:30pm. Spotify’s involvement? An hour long playlist of darkness themed songs to keep spirits up while you keep tripping over bits of cabling.
Nokia has been shouting loud in recent months about its eco-friendly credentials, and its latest initiative looks set to win it more fans in the green movement. It’s joined the WWF’s Climate Savers scheme, and promised a raft of energy-saving improvements in years to come.
Environmental charity the WWF has teamed up with Nokia on a new website called Connect2Earth, which aims to put young people’s Web 2.0 skills to work on saving the planet. It’s not due to launch until February next year, but I got a sneak preview at the Nokia World show this week, and got the lowdown from the WWF’s online outreach manager David Coles.
“Conservation Island” includes Mr Tangee, an orangutan with an ice-cream van (exactly how wild is that supposed to be?), and guide pandas who show people around the wind-powered town.
“WWF set up the island as a way to help people learn about conservation issues and the need to live sustainably. We want to be able to show people that WWF has solutions to the real environmental issues affecting their ‘first life’,” said WWF’s David Cole.