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    This Changes Everything

    Do The Green Thing offers its take on Naomi Klein’s agenda setting book This Changes Everything.

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    Biodegr(edible). The new disposable.

    Party cups that are “so biodegradable you can eat them.” LOLIWARE’s fantastic solution to unnecessary waste.

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    Holiday at Home One Minute Brief Responses

    Yesterday we had another hugely successful One Minute Briefs ad campaign. Thanks to everyone who entered, you’ve definitely persuaded us to stay grounded this summer.

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    One Minute Briefs are back! Create an ad for staying at home this summer.

    Today we’re teaming up with One Minute Briefs once again, and this time we’re asking you to advertise the wonders of staying at home for your summer holiday. There are some fantastic prizes to be won. Get thinking!

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    Not So Far-A-Field

    Can you imagine having a small farm a few steps away from your block of flats? Urban farming is taking off in a big way, which is fantastic news for lowering the carbon footprint of our food.

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    Is This Why CO2 Emissions Are Sky High? You Bet

    A mesmerising video reveals exactly how much we love to fly around the world. But how can we make our journeys lighter on the environment instead?

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    Make Your Own Fun, Create A Creature!

    It’s competition time! See if you can make a little recycled creature inspired by Constanza Gaggero’s wonderful poster.

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    Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach

    The Dirty Beach art collaboration between Lou McCurdy and Chloe Hanks has created an eye-opening exhibition in the playful guise of a supermarket to remind us of the need to cut down on our relentless plastic consumption.

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    Breaking the Habit of Breaking Umbrellas

    Ayca Dundar has finally dreamed up the perfect umbrella, one that won’t break at the first sight of bad weather, giving us even fewer excuses not to go by foot.

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    The Beautiful Side of Climate Change

    The Guardian is currently hosting a mesmeric piece of digital art that allows you to create your own tornado – a reminder of the brutal, but occasionally beautiful, strength of the natural world.

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    Luis! Ditch the Meat and Go Green

    After Luis Suarez’s latest misdemeanour Do The Green Thing have a few words of advice. We already eat too much bloody meat so why not replace the Italian with a Torta Pascualina?

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    Seven Rules of Slow Travel from ‘Only Planet’ Author Ed Gillespie

    Having travelled the world without boarding a single plane, Ed Gillespie put his life-changing challenge into words. We spoke to the Futerra co-founder, who have us his seven rules of slow travel to inspire us to ditch planes for a slower and more mindful way of seeing the world.

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    Paddy Power Kick Up A Fuss In Brazil

    Paddy Power’s latest PR stunt for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has caused a stir. If their track record is anything to go by, we’re hardly surprised.

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    When a Pencil Becomes a Plant

    To combat throw-away culture, they have designed an ingenious wooden pencil which can be planted in a pot once it was been worn down to a stub. With a bit of love, water and sunshine, the pencil stub will grow, develop roots, and blossom into a fully-fledged plant that will provide fresh vegetables and herbs.

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    Coca Cola’s Bottle Cap Happy Hacks

    Today we learned about an innovative sustainability initiative that inspires people to make waste into something wonderful. Empty plastic bottles – the possibilities are almost endless…

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    One Hundred Posters. One Love. Cycling.

    Bike-crazy creative Thomas Yang combines his passion for cycling and his appreciation of design. The result? An immensely inspiring poster project called 100copies.

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    Do The Green Thing’s One Minute Brief Responses

    Yesterday we asked the One Minute Brief community to pedal their best ideas and produce an ad campaign to make cycling sexy – without any nudity. Having pulled in over 100 responses to our brief, OMB founders Nick Entwistle & James Clancy vowed to go biking in the buff but we’re yet to see any proof.

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    One rule. One minute. Create an ad for cycling.

    Newsflash! Today we have teamed up with the nice guys at One Minute Briefs on a brief with some great prizes up for grabs, courtesy of Pentagram and Easyart.

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    Poetry for Purer Air by Simon Armitage

    British poet Simon Armitage has crafted some striking poetry for a air pollution-defying installation at the University of Sheffield. “If every banner, flag or advertising poster in the country did this, we’d have much better air quality,” says Simon.

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    Meet the Winners of the WPP New Blood Brief

    Earlier this year, WPP asked young creatives to create a campaign for Al Gore that not only makes people accept we have a problem, but persuades them to do something about it. Of course, we were eager to see what people would come up with, as ‘change habits, change the world’ is very much what we ask of contributors who tackle our Creativity V Climate Change brief. Here is a quick run through the seven savvy winners…

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    Calling All Social Entrepreneurs

    Today the Do The Green Thing team checked into Living It Festival at Google Campus for ideas inspiration from some brilliant brains in the world of social enterprise.

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    The Art of the Journey

    Your favourite walking and cycling routes visualised as striking poster designs.

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    20 Day Stranger App Helps Us Build Compassion For Others

    A unique initiative with sees two strangers from different parts of the world trade lives.

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    Listen to Gaylord Nelson

    We paid tribute to one of the planet’s brightest brains in sustainability with a triptych of posters for Earth Day. The series were an even-handed collaboration between a group of creatives. The result? Well, see for yourself…

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    Our Co-founder Naresh Ramchandani Lists His Media Top 10s

    “Agonising but ultimately satisfying”

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    Dothegreenthing.com Gets a Facelift

    Our new website is now live! We invite you to come and have a poke around, see what’s changed and tell us what needs fixing.

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    29 Posters for the Planet

    Today we are launching our 29 Posters for the Planet campaign with WWF-UK to inspire the world for Earth Hour and beyond. We will bring you a poster a day from creative legends like David Shrigley, Sir Paul Smith, Rankin and many others.

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    Pick a Poster for the Planet

    Which young creative will join the likes of Paula Scher, Quentin Blake and David Shrigley and inspire the world with a brilliant poster for WWF’s Earth Hour this March? It’s up to you to decide.

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    Meet Our Six Competition Finalists

    Our Earth Hour young creative competition closed on Monday the 13th January and drew 250+ responses to our Creativity v Climate Change brief. The judges have pick their six, and they’re all brilliant in their own right.

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    Planet Day at BTMU

    Our poster exhibition travelled to Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in London to get their staff talking about how they can be greener at work and and at home.

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    Do The Green Thing at 2022NQ

    Our green inspiration is heading ‘up norf’ to the brilliant 2022NQ in Manchester’s chic and sassy Northern Quarter.

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