Teenagers in Alaska, members of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA), are actively engaged in trying to preserve the pristine Alaskan environment. Amongst various environmental initiatives organised by these enterprising teenagers was the "Week Without Plastics" campaign which was the culmination of their "Rethink Plastics" campaign in 2008. The campaign was aimed at increasing the level of community awareness about the plastics problem and encouraging alternatives. The organiser or chair of the Rethink Plastics campaign was Zoe Fuller, a 15 Read More
The Caitlyn Ann Trust was established by Mike and Wendy Hobley after the sudden and unexplained death of their 3 year old daughter Caitlyn, at 1:40 am on Sunday, 30th July 2000. Caitlyn was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children six hours earlier and was seen by a doctor at 10:00 am the previous day and sent home. Caitlyn had been a perfectly healthy child until 36 hours before her sudden death. Subsequent tests and post mortem have failed Read More
Don't miss the HeartKids Ball, organised by HeartKids WA, on Saturday 2nd May in Margaret River, WA, to raise much needed money for children with heart disease. With six babies born with heart disease in Australia every day and the Children’s Cardiac Centre at Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital performing 110 operations, 1600 echocardiograms and 70 cardiac catheter procedures on heartkids every year, funds are desperately needed. HeartKids WA not only supports the families of these children, it works to ensure Read More
New Delhi Seen for long as an unattractive and coarse raw material fit primarily for gunny bags, jute is enjoying its days under the sun like never before, more so after the Delhi government imposed a ban on plastic carry bags. With poly-bags out as competition in a potentially vast market, jute manufacturers have now renewed their efforts to market jute bags: stressing on the fashionable factor for consumers, and the affordability angle for shopkeepers. “After the ban on plastic, Read More
The International Year of Natural Fibres was officially launched on 22 January 2009. At the request of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the declaration of 2009 as The International Year of Natural Fibres was made by the United Nations on 20th December 2006. Albury Enviro Bags supports The International Year of Natural Fibres and the use of natural fibres like jute and cotton for the manufacture of reusable green bags. Don't forget to visit Albury Enviro Bags to see Read More
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