Thursday 19 December 2013

Who’s Bankrolling This?

Campaigners have set up a series of workshops to teach young people about climate change.
Team v, a group of volunteers from Finchley and Hendon, will run the sessions aimed at encouraging 11 to 14 year olds to become greener and create less waste.
Gosh! How nice of them to give up their free time (and their money?)…

And is that 'Team 5' (in which case, what happened to Teams 1-4?) or 'Team Vee' (which, given that Eighties tv show...)..?
Ashleigh Lamming, Team v leader, said: “If everyone in the world lived as unsustainably as we do in the UK we would need eight planets to support our lifestyles.
“It is not only unsustainable to consume so much of the world’s resources, it is also unjust. We want to show young people that it is possible to live a lot less wastefully than we currently do – and that being green can be cheaper, fairer and more fun.”
Hmmmm. I’m not seeing the fun aspects, personally…
Team v is made up of volunteers between 16 and 25 years old who decided to launch their campaign to encourage Barnet residents to live more sustainably after learning that people in the UK throw away 10,000 items of clothing every five minutes.
Well, so what if they do? Aren’t these things now collected and recycled – I know I've seen plenty of adverts for money for old clothes, and the clothes recycling bins at the local supermarkets are always bulging.

There’s clearly money to be made, too, since they even have theft value!


Anonymous said...

Sure they are recycled: they land in used clothing shops in Eastern Europe where they can be bought dirt cheap.

Woodsy42 said...

The crime here is not the environmentalism it's the conflation of the (sensible) reduction of waste with the (nonsense) of climate change.

Antisthenes said...

A socialist authoritarian state teaching children what to think. In my state it would be a free market capitalist, democratic and libertarian so it would teach children how to think.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

V for vacuous.

microdave said...

"Who’s Bankrolling This?"

Another "fake" charity, by the look of it (I went by the email address in the linked article). Step forward "vInspired" - who number Cameron & Clegg amongst their supporters:

I'll have a look at their accounts tomorrow, but I can guess what I'll find...

Furor Teutonicus said...

Latets jape by the East Europeans here is forgery.

Forging Red cross clothing skips to be exact.

They nick one and take it to another part of the city, or another city, or nick one of the same model, paint it in red cross colours, and dump them on street corners, or wherever you may "normaly" see one.

When they are full they just swap them for an empty one.

JuliaM said...

"Sure they are recycled: they land in used clothing shops in Eastern Europe..."

I think some of these collectors are supposed to recycle the too-damaged ones into something else (filling?), aren't they?

"'s the conflation of the (sensible) reduction of waste with the (nonsense) of climate change."

Good point!

"V for vacuous."


"Another "fake" charity, by the look of it..."

The news that Cameron & Clegg support this proves Lynne's point!

"Forging Red cross clothing skips to be exact."


Furor Teutonicus said...

XX "Forging Red cross clothing skips to be exact."

*boggle* XX


Now think on how much money old clothes can bring, when it is worth, in some cases, making these things from scratch, just to nick the donations!

Anonymous said...

@ microdave
Straightforward front for the Cabinet Office.
It says so plainly,you don't even have to follow the money.