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Global Cool
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Global Cool is a green living campaign run by the Global Cool Foundation, a registered climate change charity in the United Kingdom. As well as running the Global Cool lifestyle magazine website, Global Cool Foundation also works with corporate partners and the UK Government to promote sustainability to a mainstream audience.

History

Global Cool was founded in 2007 with a mission to raise awareness of climate change. Tony Blair endorsed the campaign at its launch party in 10 Downing Street.[1] Global Cool has worked with celebrities and the media and entertainment industries to promote green behaviours such as using public transport and taking flight-free holidays.

People

The board of non-executive trustees is chaired by Tessa Tennant,[2] who also founded The Ice Organisation.

Celebrity supporters

Global Cool has attracted the support of several famous names, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Sienna Miller, Scissor Sisters, Kasabian, Heather Graham, Josh Hartnett, Brandon Flowers, Johnny Borrell, Dave Grohl,[3]Amitabh Bachchan,[4]Rosario Dawson, Tony Blair, Shekhar Kapur,[5]KT Tunstall, Perry Farrell,[6]Maroon 5,[7]Scott Henshall, Adam Croasdell, Jo Wood, Leah Wood, Stella Tennant, VV Brown, Rick Edwards, Scott Mills, George Lamb, Mr Hudson, Gemma Cairney and Grace Woodward. Maroon 5 has a link to the website in their "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" digital booklet.

Funding

In 2007 Global Cool launched a mobile phone recycling scheme in partnership with Vodafone to help fund its work.[8] Other corporate partners include Logica and The Body Shop.[9] Global Cool has also received funding from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.[10]

References

  1. ^ "PM hosts Global Cool reception". National Archives. UK. Feb 1, 2007. Archived from the original on April 8, 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Global Cool Foundation". Open Charities Profile. London. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Global Cool is hot on carbon emissions". The Times. London. May 12, 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Sienna Miller and Amitabh Bachchan unite for Global Cool". The Insider. London. July 18, 2007. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "Green Business with Julian Knight of Global Cool: A hot week to be globally cool". CityWire. London. July 4, 2007. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Perry Farrell, Doors drummer launch Global Cool". NME. London. Jan 30, 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "Maroon 5 hits the road with Global Cool". Ecorazzi. London. July 11, 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "Vodafone and Global Cool launch handset recycling campaign". HippyShopper. London. Sep 28, 2007. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Global Cool". Body Shop Foundation. UK. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Why it works". Global Cool Foundation. UK. Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2012.

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