Sarah McLachlan thinks so. Sarah is a Canadian singer/songwriter, possibly most familiar in the popular imagination as the singer of the Oscar nominated Randy Newman song "When She Loved Me" from the soundtrack to the movie "Toy Story 2". Slightly less well known is Sarah's support for a variety of causes, one of which is geothermal energy. Here's a "music video" of her song "World on Fire" from the 2003 album "Afterglow" :
David Green, the founder of EcoIsland, Sustainability Executive of the Year and "Team Green Britain Hero" has recently taken a video camera with him on a sneak preview of some of the new facilities being constructed for the 2012 London Olympics. Here's what he discovered:
The New Statesman has just published an article about the Isle of Wight entitled "A Paradise in the Making"! They make this bold claim because David Green's EcoIsland Partnership has recently been launched with a fair amount of fanfare in a large marquee just outside the Houses of Parliament in London.
As we reported last week, the leaders of the G20 nations (plus a few others) are on a jaunt to the Mediterranean seaside in Cannes this week. Amongst other things they are scheduled to discuss the global financial crisis. As luck would have it another item will have added itself to their agenda this morning. According to Yahoo!
The next summit meeting of the leaders of the G20 nations takes place next week in Cannes, and the global financial crisis is top of the agenda. A variety of people from around the world are pressuring the G20 leaders to introduce a "tax on bankers". Such a tax has been discussed over the years under a variety of aliases, including "Tobin Tax" and "Financial Transaction Tax". However here in the UK currently the most popular euphemism for the idea is "Robin Hood Tax". Here's a video in which the team of Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy (of Love Actually fame) present their interpretation of the concept:
We're a bit behind on our reporting of the progress of Hurricane Ophelia, because we've been frantically busy here in South West England launching our latest project, which is entitled "Contemporary Art in the Community". More on all that soon, but for now we must firstly apologise to Bermudan resident Tina Barnard who gave us and our other readers some extremely sound advice on how to survive if a hurricane should ever head in the direction of you and your loved ones.