Green Razor 109 – Models Strip For Climate Change, Margaret River Hemp, Recycle-able Computer, Eco Child Baby Bottles

THE OFFICIAL WEEKLY E-NEWS OF THE GREENPAGESISSUE NUMBER 109 | NOVEMBER 2009

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NEWS – Hot Models Strip For 350 Degrees

Is there a more attention-grabbing way to highlight a cause than to have a selection of the world’s hottest supermodels strip on video? That’s exactly what the 350.org climate change initiative has done, featuring runway who vow to take it all off if we lobby politicians to reduce CO2 emissions down to 350 parts per million in the atmosphere. Well, it got your attention! Click here for the video…

PRODUCT – Margaret River Hemp

Margaret River Hemp Co has been selling hemp clothing and body care for the last 10 years. One of the most versatile plants in the world, hemp breathes well and resists fading. Hemp seed oil is a natural plant product described as ‘nature’s perfect moisturiser’. Highly unsaturated, it is a non-greasy oil that is rapidly absorbed into the skin. Margaret River HempCo’s hemp seed oil is from Tasmania and their body care range is made in Margaret River. Natural luxury and excellent value for money. Read more

NEWS – The Big Green Idea

The Big Green Idea is a new funding initiative from the British Council designed to help put eco-visionary ideas into action. For the first time, in 2009 there are five project grants of AU$10,000 available to people who will make a real contribution to Australia’s environmental future. Read more

PRODUCT – Eco Child ‘Green to Grow’ Glass Baby Bottles

Green to Grow glass baby bottles are a safe, stylish, and sophisticated choice for parents concerned about toxins in plastics. Made in the USA and tested in both the US and in Eurpoe, they are designed for comfort, with a modern, ergonomic shape. Graduated measurements are embossed into glass in ounces and millilitres. 2 bottles per pack (120ml or 240ml), and includes a beginner (slow flow, 0-3 months) nitrosamine-free silicone teat. Read more

EVENT – 2009 Melbourne Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival returns to enliven the streets of Melbourne with bicycle-themed revelry of every kind. Celebrating its third year in Melbourne, the BFF has now firmly established roots in the cycling community, with more than 10,000 bike-lovers attending festival events over the last two years. Over 250,000 people are expected to attend the BFF in 2009. So much more than a film festival, the BFF is a community and cultural festival. Read more

PRODUCT – Enviro Saver Home Health Checks

Renowned environmentalist and Australian of the Year Dr Tim Flannery is supporting Enviro Saver’s Home Health Check program, which provides free assessments for Australian home owners looking to reduce their carbon footprint and energy bills. Home owners who sign up for the free program will receive a visit from a qualified and government endorsed home sustainability assessor. Read more

TECHNOLOGY – The Recycle-able Computer

The recycle-able computer uses recycled paper or pulp material for a nature-friendly solution to the problem of disposability, while each of its separate layers can easily be replaced if broken or damaged. Likewise, if the casing becomes damaged or worn, it too can be recycled as it’s made of the same recycled paper and pulp material, instead of plastic and metal. Read more

NEWS – Revamped News Stand Becomes Eco-Shop

An old news stand pillar right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD opened its doors this week as a revamped showcase of innovative eco-products. Stocking all locally made, environmentally responsible products, gifts and art, the Eco Innovators Showcase Shop will be open for six months to promote local designers who are going green. Read more

NEWS – ANZ Launches Interest-Free Green Loans

ANZ has launched its interest-free Green Loans for Australian households to invest in solar, water saving, and energy-efficient products to help reduce their energy and water bills as well as their impact on the environment. For eligible customers, the ANZ Green Loan is available for amounts from $3,000 to $10,000 over four years. Read more

NEWS – Coca-Cola Amatil’s Sustainable Distribution Centre

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has opened its new distribution centre at Eastern Creek, which is partly powered by nearly 700 solar panels on its roof. The $1.2 million 110 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system will generate 148 megawatt hours of clean renewable energy every year, translating into a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 148 tonnes annually and providing more than 15% of the distribution centre’s energy needs. Read more

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