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The Easter holidays mark the beginning of Spring - a wonderful season that brings in a sense of renewal along with sprouting greenery and flowers... but are we eating the rainforest? The Rainforest Foundation UK and Ethical Consumer have surveyed over 70 of the UK's top chocolate brands on their use of palm oil or its derivatives. If rainforest destruction causes climate change and climate change is spoiling our European Spring, how can we enjoy Easter with a clear conscience? See below for our pick of delicious Easter gifts made by responsible companies.
Simon Hughes MP is using two London icons for his 2010 re-election campaign today.
The new EURO III engined taxi (cleanest available) was delivered yesterday by Ascott Cabs and is powered by locally-sourced, recycled biodiesel provided by Southwark-based Uptown Oil.
Just opposite the fish & chips along Madeira Drive, Paul Johanssen really entered into the spirit of the Brighton to London Eco-Rally by filling his diesel-engined Lupo on cooking oil. He was awarded the affordability prize (Navman S90i satnav) for demonstrating one of the easiest and cheapest way to avoid fossil fuels.
With a growing family and a lifestyle that relies heavily on travelling by car, Lisa Rogers was a pioneer of DIY biofuel conversions - with the eventual aim of using locally-sourced, recycled fuel, without sacrificing drivability. With the help of Blooming Futures, her partner is currently building a filtration system which will enable them to use chip fat and other used cooking oil from their local restaurants.