Green(wash) Britain Day?

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Today is Green Britain Day – a joint initiative between EDF and The Eden Project to kickstart the UK in working together to cut our carbon footprint by the 2012 Olympics.

There are several ways that you can get involved, from getting to know your neighbours with The Big Lunch, holding a clothes swapping party, or joining an eco team in your community.  The Team Green Britain website also has many other suggestions on ways that we can all get involved in fighting climate change and making Britain a greener place.

Controversial?There are varying opinions in the press in regards to the launch of Green Britain Day – some very supportive , and some a lot more cynical (see Greenwash Britain Day).  Most cynicism seems to be around the the involvement of a major nuclear energy company in this initiative, and the fact that EDF are french and have ‘hijacked’ the Union Jack hasn’t escaped notice either.
But the sentiments behind the idea are themselves laudable – “Green Britain Day” just serves as a focal point for organisations and individuals to take action towards a more sustainable lifestyle. 
Climate change isn’t going to go away overnight.  Every single one of us has the power of our own actions, and if our actions are reflected in the actions of organisations, and supported by governments, then, together, we have the power to change the world.

Written by Lores

July 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

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