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New leadership, a growing membership, and development of a visionary strategy marked a buoyant mood at the annual general meeting of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) in Hong Kong.

Singapore Environment Council was nominated finalist in the Singaporean of the Year Awards following a leadership stance on pollution from forest burn-off in Indonesia. Meet the "haze warriors" here.

Eco is an abbreviation for ecology, the system of relationships between living things, and with their environment. Friendly implies beneficial, or at least not harmful.

In the simplest terms, living green means making lifestyle decisions and engaging in practices which reduce negative impact on and promote the health of the planet and its creatures.

Ecolabels can play an important role in fostering sustainable consumption when they are based on robust specifications.

December Newsletter.

Environmental labelling news for the green and eco-friendly community working to the ISO14024 standard as GEN: the Global Ecolabelling Network.

Global eco group set to grow, Björn-Erik Lönn voted Chair of Global Ecolabelling Network and Robin Taylor retires as Chair of GEN.

November Newsletter

Global Ecolabelling Network magazine with the latest news from organisations promoting environmentally preferable products and services worldwide.

With governments responsible for significant portions of national spending — up to 30 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in some cases — the promise of “greening” spending can enable policy makers to “lead by example” when it comes to sustainable development. Ths UNEP report states we are now at "a critical junture".

Access the full 78-page report.