The Women in Ethical Business Awards was a great event, sponsored by Triodos Bank (an ethical bank if you don’t know them, who support many ethical companies) in association with eve magazine. It was a very inspiring event, it was particularly interesting to see how many women are drawn towards working in ethical business – lots of different ages and backgrounds, what we all had in common was an interest in the environment and trying to make a difference. It was presented very amusingly by journalist Lucy Siegle who complained about greenwash and some of the not very green products that she has had sent to her. Natracare and Brown Cow were among the winners, but everyone nominated had a fantastic company and products and I felt very privileged to be there and have the chance to meet them. We even got a goodie bag afterwards, a reusable canvas one of course. Among the contents were some of the ‘feminine’ variety including an ‘intimate lubricant’ (water-based and non-toxic, naturally) called ‘yes yes yes’ (very Molly Bloom). These days, it seems a girl is able to embrace the green ethos from top to bottom and, er, Down Below.
Hippyshopper: Did you know it's Recycle week? Neither did we… Post about Recycle Week, lamenting that not enough seems to have been done to publicise this event. Personally, I think there is a lack of coordination around national weeks, days and so on. I run a toddlers group once a week and have spent hours scouring the net to find the definitive list of national Days and Weeks so we can add them to our weekly themes. I’ve found one excellent site set up by a school which tries to tie these together but nothing official. Shouldn’t there be a site which coordinates all this information? Surely you have to go through official channels to set up a National Welly-Throwing Week, or whatever?