What David & Polly consider to be The Important Stuff...


CLIMATE WEEK

Climate Week is a national UK event, running from 21 to 27 March 2011, aiming to inspire action to combat climate change by highlighting real practical examples across society.

Thousands of events run by businesses, charities, schools, councils and many others are promised. Climate Week has the backing of over 180 organisations that represent a further 850,000 associations, eight political leaders across the spectrum, and many individuals including Kofi Annan, Paul McCartney, Lord Nick Stern (author of the Stern Report), Al Gore, Michael Palin, and Philip Pullman. It is also supported by countless bodies drawn from the sectors of Education, Science, Sport, Business and Local Government. Please click here for more details.



THE AGE OF STUPID

From the people that brought you McLibel comes a new film, an eco-documentary fusing fact, fiction and animation, called The Age of Stupid. It's about climate change, oil, greed and ignorance – and is certainly something that everyone should see.

You can find out more by visiting the film's Website, and then joining the discussion at The Blog.



A GLOBAL STANDARD


On An Island was the first Columbia Records release to be manufactured under CarbonNeutral guidelines.

The CarbonNeutral Company works to measure, reduce and offset CO2 emissions around the world.




EMERGENCY








The objectives of Emergency are to bring medical and surgical assistance to the victims of armed conflict, to enforce the respect of human rights for those suffering the social consequences of war, hunger, poverty and marginalisation, and to promote a culture of peace and solidarity.

Emergency's head office is in Milan, Italy.



ASK YOURSELF...


The Big Ask campaign is about tackling the biggest question the world faces – how do we stop dangerous climate change?

It is about helping you get answers to this difficult question. The most important part of the question is – Is the UK Government doing enough about climate change? We think they should do a lot more. And 70% of you agree.

Are you ready to get the Government to tackle the big question? It's a huge obstacle to climb – but together we can do it.

The Big Ask is run by Friends of the Earth – an environmental campaign group.





HIGH TIDE: NEWS FROM A WARMING WORLD by Mark Lynas



Climate change is no longer a concern for the future. It's happening right now, and in this book the author takes us around the world to show that the impacts of global warming are already having a tangible effect on people's lives.

This is an issue that is only going to be more and more present to more and more of us. And this is that issue's indispensable book.

You can find out more about Mark, and purchase his books, by visiting his Web site.





GEORGE MONBIOT



George Monbiot is a journalist, author, academic, and environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper.

In 1995, Nelson Mandela presented him with a United Nations Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement. He has also won the Lloyds National Screenwriting Prize for his screenplay The Norwegian, a Sony Award for radio production, the Sir Peter Kent Award, and the OneWorld National Press Award.

You can learn more about George by visiting his Website.





BAKED ALASKA, DROWNED OUT, and McLIBEL by Spanner Films



Spanner Films
is a small London-based documentary company founded by film director Franny Armstrong in 1997.

Notable productions include Baked Alaska (2002), which posed the question: "America's coldest, richest State is warming ten times faster than the rest of the world, so why does Bush want to drill for more oil?".

Drowned Out (2002) followed an Indian family who decided to stay at home and drown rather than make way for the Narmada Dam.

In the no-budget epic McLibel (1997/2005), a postman and a gardener took on McDonald's and won!

 

APP | PRESS | IMPORTANT | CHARITY | FAQs | BIOGRAPHY | NONSENSE | LINKS