McDonalds asks: What are we going to do?

Wraparound ad from the Sunday Star magazine about a week ago

Wraparound ad from the Sunday Star magazine about a week ago

McDonald’s answers: We’re going to drink more coffee!


I have to admit that McDonalds have done a good thing with this. Teaming-up with Rainforest Alliance to provide sustainably harvested coffee. The famous Scottish restaurant chain says:

“Together, we can start saving the planet the same way we’ve been destroying it – with millions of people doing such a tiny bit that we barely even know we’re doing it”

That sounds like guilt to me.

Anyway – the image of the Earth looks surprisingly like material from a certain Political Party. I wonder if McDonalds are going to come out in the next few weeks with more publicity for the Greens. I for one am more inclined to visit them and grab a flat white.

theWarehouse: I just hate being treated like a fashion item

Warehouse advertisement from the Sunday magazine August 10th

Warehouse advertisement from the Sunday magazine August 10th

Spotted this in the Sunday Star Magazine this weekend. Apparently the Warehouse can sell you a spade, seedlings, citrus trees, compost and fertilisers, and greenhouses. Well that’s grand, a sustainable life-supporting ecosystem for sale at your local megastore – love it. Except you’ve nicked our bloody branding Stephen!

It’s been happening all year. Companies you’d associated with cars, cows, and coal all jumping on the Green bandwagon. I wonder if the Warehouse are purposefully abandoning their boring old Labour Party colours?

It also occurred to me that this might need a promoter statement! If you’re going to come out in support of a political party like this you need to read the EFA and stay within the law. Surely.

Oh, and true Greenies don’t use artificial fertilisers . . . Possibly