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Giving the gift of education

So like most nights, I always have more than enough articles to share but this one is perhaps more of a gift and what better time to give a gift than during the holiday season.

It’s actually an advertisement made because as the article states, Iceland became the first major UK supermarket to announce they are removing palm oil from all its own-brand products. The article and video are entitled “Supermarket Iceland’s advert for Christmas has been banned for being too political” over at LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation).

Perhaps it will be the gift that keeps on giving and if you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, then please share this post. As an old saying that I grew up with goes, there’s no time like the present.

Merry Christmas!


Green Librarian

Good news for elephants, tigers and orangutans

With all the depressing news these days about elephants, tigers, orangutans and the like, it’s nice to see some good news. It seems that WWF, the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and The Orangutan Project (TOP) are taking a unique approach to conservation.

They will be actively managing a former logging forest known as Bukit Tigapuluh (or Thirty Hills) on the island of Sumatra, thereby protecting rather than exploiting the 40,000 hectares of forest land’s natural resources.

You can find out more in the article entitled “Long-term Protection Achieved for the Sumatran Forest” from WWF Global via the Environmental News Network.  A big thank you to the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship with other groups following their lead.



Green Librarian