March 17, 2008
There are lots of eco-labels for different purposes, and lots of words to name them.
Perhaps as more people write about ecological issues, the tags will help link more articles together.
This list is based on ecolabel in the GEMET Thesaurus(Eionet) and ecolabel on OmegaWiki, with additions as I discover them. Eionet is the European Environment Information and Observation Network. GEMET is their GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus.
|Español||Spanish (Castillian)||etiqueta ecolígica|
|Eesti keel||Estonian||ökomärgis, keskkonnamärgis|
|Euskara||Basque||ekoetiketa; etiketa ekologiko|
|Italiano||Italian||marchio di qualità ecologica|
I am making the information in the Table available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
If you know of any more translations, comment please!
This entry is part of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.
March 3, 2008
February 20, 2008
February 18, 2008
Previously I expressed concerns about the Green Achiever Scheme and the requirements to reach its first level, “Registered”. So I wrote to the Green Achiever Scheme to put my questions.
Mandy Stoker, Director of E4environment Ltd, replied promptly. Firstly she gave a useful clarification of what the whole Scheme is about, and then answered some of my specific concerns.
January 30, 2008
The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel, and it “demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice”. In 1989, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided to introduce a common, impartial, official environmental label for the Nordic region.
So, five for the price of one – very economic! The (green) Swan is a variation on the (blue Swan) logo of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The activities within Nordic Ecolabelling are coordinated by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board.
January 23, 2008
The Brazilian environmental quality certification scheme, Certificado do Rótulo Ecológico ABNT – Qualidade Ambiental, took wing in 1993 as a joint programme by the Brazilian Association for Technical Standards (Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas – ABNT) and the Brazilian Government. This scheme uses a life-cycle analysis.