Tag Archive for 'ecomodo'

The WWF presents thoughtful people who share their vision of how we can achieve a sustainable society

March 30th, 2011 by WWF

Tracey Currer is one of the WWF’s visionaries who speaks about how we achieve a sustainable society.  Tracy Currer, is co-founder of Ecomodo, with Guernsey’s Meriel Lenfestey.

Ecomodo promotes sustainable living at UKAWARE in London

March 26th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Meriel Lenfestey and Tracy Currer of Ecomodo at the UKAWARE exhibition (click image to expand – ©RLLord) When Meriel Lenfestey, co-founder of the award winning social enterprise business Ecomodo, bicycled to work from her St. Martin home on a warm sunny morning she arrived in London a couple of hours later.  Her Brompton bicycle took her […]

Ecomodo.com wins the Best Use of Online Media in the global 2010 Green Awards

December 4th, 2010 by Meriel

Ecomodo.com is proud to announce that they received the ‘Best Use of Online Media’ award in the 2010 Green awards on 2 December. Despite being a start-up social enterprise, they have beaten national retailers and local authorities at a fantastic ceremony held at the Natural History Museum. Ecomodo has a simple goal – to get […]

Meriel Lenfestey discusses Ecomodo with Jenny Kendall-Tobias of BBC Guernsey

October 5th, 2010 by Meriel

Meriel Lenfestey, co-founder of Ecomodo, discusses the philosophy and the reasons for her new business with Jenny Kendall-Tobias of BBC Guernsey. Meriel Lenfestey was interviewed by BBC Guernsey’s Jenny Kendall-Tobias on 21 September 2010. PART 1, PART 2, PART 3. PLEASE NOTE: This website is experiencing technical issues with MP3 audio files.  For Macs, the […]

UK and EU organisations that provide ideas for recycling and reuse

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Association of Charity Shops based in London   Donate, Don’t Waste Campaign for Real Recycling Community Composting Network based in Sheffield Community Recycling Network UK based in Bristol Community Recycling Network for Scotland The CRNS produces a quarterly magazine – Towards Zero Ecomodo – lend and borrow each other’s everyday objects, skills and spaces with confidence. […]

Why Buy when you can Borrow?

August 22nd, 2010 by Meriel

Meriel Lenfestey from borrowing site ecomodo.com explains the simple but big idea. Sitting on a train one day, watching all the gardens pass by, I was pondering a woodworking challenge for the weekend. It was one of those jobs which would take 30 minutes with the right tool and a day without. Needless to say, […]

Look at what’s available to borrow on Ecomodo?

June 16th, 2010 by Meriel

With summer well and truly on its way you’re probably making plans, and those plans are likely to involve some gear. We want you all to make good use of what’s around you before you rush out to buy new stuff. The chances are that everything you need to get those jobs done, try out […]

Ecomodo: Good Returns

May 5th, 2010 by Meriel

Ecomodo is a new Guernsey based online service with high ambitions for enriching communities and driving responsible consumerism throughout the British Isles. Ecomodo creates visibility of seldom used items and spaces, and hidden skills; triggers lending and borrowing by making connections between people who have and people who want; hand holds through each lend to […]

Do we own too many things?

November 4th, 2009 by Richard Lord

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) commissioned research by the Stockholm Environment Institute that states that using goods more efficiently could contribute to as much as ten percent of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. One way to accomplish this is to use the Ecomodo website to borrow and […]