Monday, 21 October 2013

Positive news are always the best news!

We are in the Positive news! And we are proud with what we have to share with the world. The editorial was in fact an interview with myself  Kate Belcheva by Anna Levy in the column about Good business.
Each month, the Good Business column catches up with people leading social change. It’s written by Anna Levy from Impact Hub Islington, an incubation space for socially driven entrepreneurs, and this month she’s interviewing the co-founder of a business that’s trying to make it easier to book train journeys across Europe.

Hereis a link to the article. 

The next interviewee of Anna Levy for the Good business column is another Kate from Loco2, a website for comparing and booking train tickets across Europe. I am sharing this with you as I look forward the day I will be able to go to Bulgaria on a train - of course 2000km are a long way and it has to be a very fast train - but if we could fly in space we could make a very fast train. Here is the article.

Monday, 22 March 2010

I am not a hamster! Change your mindset, mature!

From birth to puberty a hamster doubles its weight each week. If, then, instead of levelling-off in maturity as animals do, the hamster continued to double its weight each week, on its first birthday we would be facing a nine billion tonne hamster. If it kept eating at the same ratio of food to body weight, by then its daily intake would be greater than the total, annual amount of maize produced worldwide. There is a reason that in nature things do not grow indefinitely.

Ultimately Eco @UKaware 2010

UK AWARE 2010 (a green living expo) is running from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th April. This year they’ve taken over a second floor in Olympia Two and have an electric bike track inside the venue! Other attractions include:

 Free seminars – get inspired by some of the UK’s most creative minds
 A fashion show – beautiful clothes for beautiful people.
 Workshops – hands on fun for all
 Green Machines Expo – a huge collection of low carbon vehicles
 A fashion and beauty area – look good and feel even better
 A Kids area – fun for the whole family
 Clothes swapping – bought to you by Daisy Green Magazine
 Hundreds of exciting green organisations showcasing cutting edge products and exclusive special offers
 Green Business Surgery – hints, tips and ideas on how to green your business or how to build your own
 Morsbags: an oasis of creative surprises and haberdashery delights – voted best feature by visitors last year.

Tickets cost £15 on the day, and £10 in advance online, but if you follow my link* you can buy tickets for just £6.

*(That’s an affiliate link and if you use it we will get a bit of cash back on our stall fees, but you’ll be saving a packet so it’s win-win :)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

In response to Copenhagen climate summit in disarray after 'Danish text' leak:

Anyone who thinks in ways to separate and rule the world, and put some groups of people above others is someone working against life, against his own life, his children, all the living creatures on this planet, all the plants everything that will and is directly affected and vulnerable to climate change. Such behavior is against human rights, it's against civilization and evolution, and by law punishable!

I think we should stop putting the power in the hands of the few. This planet is not ours we belong to the planet, nature is not to enrich us, we are born from nature, she is our mother, we owe it to our children, and grand children, we owe it to the future of our race. This is not about making a profit now!

A confidential analysis of the text by developing countries also seen by the Guardian shows deep unease over details of the text. In particular, it is understood to:

• Force developing countries to agree to specific emission cuts and measures that were not part of the original UN agreement;

• Divide poor countries further by creating a new category of developing countries called "the most vulnerable";

• Weaken the UN's role in handling climate finance;

• Not allow poor countries to emit more than 1.44 tonnes of carbon per person by 2050, while allowing rich countries to emit 2.67 tonnes.

Developing countries that have seen the text are understood to be furious that it is being promoted by rich countries without their knowledge and without discussion in the negotiations.

"It is being done in secret. Clearly the intention is to get [Barack] Obama and the leaders of other rich countries to muscle it through when they arrive next week. It effectively is the end of the UN process," said one diplomat, who asked to remain nameless.

Monday, 7 December 2009

One article about Zac Goldsmith - that I reluctantly share ...

This is the excerpt I find mostly disturbing:

But if the author is the multi-millionaire son of Britain's most notorious buccaneering playboy, with the nation fascinated to see if he will turn out like his father...

Here's a link to the article.

In any case, his book is promising some thought provoking!

Great Resource for Business Ideas (especially if based in US) and Inspiration (around the world)

Thought I'd share. To view click on the image above!

London's Farmer's Markets

I never like to throw some useful information - I just found a leaflet for the London's Farmers Market Association. The New market was in Brixton.

Local markets are an important addition to sustainable living, and a very delicious one too!

Here is a link to London's markets.