Will you #showthelove this Valentine’s Day?

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deborah meaden show the love campaign for climate changeI’ve recently become a fan of Dragon’s Den!

I’d heard the term batted around the internet a a friend mentioned the TV programme to me a while ago.

But as I don’t have a TV I didn’t have a clue what she was talking about.

The other night I was looking for something to watch on BBC IPlayer and noticed Dragon’s Den on there.

And I was hooked as soon as I realised two men I’d heard about – and admired greatly – were on there trying to secure funding for their business!

I’ve written before about a couple of entrepreneurs, Andy and Dan, who have set up a company selling food approaching or just past its ‘best before’ date.

With the issue of food waste becoming more prevalent it seems like a fantastic solution.

And because they can sell at slashed prices, it’s brilliant for people on a budget too.

You’ll even find the occasional fairtrade or organic bargain in the mix.

Most of the food is in packets, so not exactly zero waste packaging, but tackling the food waste issue it is, so it gets my vote.

Sadly Andy and Dan didn’t get any investment from the Dragons, but they did brilliantly under the stress of the bright lights to put forward a good case.

One of the Dragons has really caught my attention.

Deborah Meaden is a successful entrepreneur and thanks to that success along with her profile in the media, she’s able to help projects and causes she feels truly passionate about.

And here’s where it gets interesting!

Among the numerous projects she supports, Deborah actively supports a number of environmental charities and initiatives including the annual Observer Ethical Awards, which she has judged since 2008. In 2009 Deborah accepted the role of Ambassador for the WWF. She’s also a face for the Clean British Energy campaign.

This week, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Deborah has joined Stephen Fry, Jarvis Cocker and other notable personalities in an ongoing campaign to ensure world leaders make decisions to protect all we hold dear.

Their video, lasts just 101 seconds and ends with a message for the public to join a call for action on climate change.

It was my growing concerns about climate change that prompted me to make radical lifestyle changes and launch this site. So who know what it might inspire you to do!

After you’ve watched it, please share this video with your friends and if you’re a social media maven, use the hashtag #showthelove. After all; change begins with you!

 

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. jadwriter says:

    Did you see Jamie and Jimmy a couple of weeks ago? There were two young men who do the same as the above. They collect foods and drinks that are past the ‘best before’ date, and make them into meals for others. They have a cafĂ© in Bristol and Leeds, and thanks to J and J, they now have one in Brighton.

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