Jan Creamer, Animal Defenders International. Photo: Sophie Morlin-Yron

INTERVIEW: Jan Creamer – giving a voice to the voiceless

Sophie Morlin-Yron meets Jan Creamer – effective, courageous and seemingly selfless campaigner against animal cruelty worldwide, from Bolivia to Zambia, from circuses to factory farms. As president of Animal Defenders International (ADI) and chief executive of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, as well as the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research, Jan Creamer has dedicated most of…

Abandoned fishnets are being gathered and recycled into carpets at Interface

How carpet giant Interface hit sustainability milestone while keeping profits on a steady rise

Interface’s sustainability model shows that even large industrial businesses can reduce their carbon footprint significantly using innovative solutions such as recycling abandoned fishnets without compromising profitability.  Business leaders who claim profit and sustainability don’t go together may have to think again as carpet giant Interface have proven otherwise as it reaches major sustainability milestones.  The…

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NSA spied on UN climate summit negotiations

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show NSA informed US negotiators of rival countries’ strategies and positions before 2009 climate summit. The US National Security Agency (NSA) gathered intelligence from key countries concerning the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009, new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The NSA documents show that the US…

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INTERVIEW: Can Greenland’s new prime minister strike a balance between an old world and a new economy?

Greenland’s first female prime minister, Aleqa Hammond, on climate change, boosting the economy and the tough decision to lift the ban on uranium extraction. All part of the ongoing development towards a new, independent, Greenland. The world’s largest island is undergoing major change. While global warming causing the ice cap covering most of the country…

The eco-store in Greenwich, photo courtesy of Black Architecture

INTERVIEW: Award-winning Greenwich eco-store to be flattened to leave room for new IKEA

The planned demolition of the famous eco-friendly Sainsbury’s in Greenwich has sparked outrage. I met with the store’s architect, Paul Hinkin who says the plans must be stopped. Listen to the interview with him below. Campaigners have condemned the planned closure and demolition of one of the first eco-stores in London. The £13 million Sainsbury’s…