eco-symbols update 1

February 6, 2008

Tidying up some loose ends.

Thanks to Dan, who’s very promptly sent me the free logos he promised. One with the Earth: An idea on time.

Energy Star – more International partnerships and another logo. Energy Star: Leading energy efficiency across the Atlantic.

Indian Ecomark – a second official source for information. Indian Ecomark – Economical, even with the symbol.

And I’ve identified some other things to find out. So, a work in progress entry, as I don’t intend to forget about the ones I’ve already looked at.

This entry updates parts of the Infomancy Eco-Symbols Series.

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Ecomark

The Ecomark Scheme of India was launched in 1991 by the Government of India.

Of all the environmental labelling scheme logos I’ve seen yet – and there are plenty more to come – this clay pot is one of the simplest, certainly easier than most to remember or draw by hand.

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Chang'e-1 in flight

China launched its first Moon orbiter yesterday, and it’s now moving towards a stable orbit, as is its Japanese counterpart, with the Indians to follow in early 2008.

The Chang’e-1, named after the Chinese goddess who flew to the Moon, cost surprisingly little, looks like a great deal for the Chinese, and will surely mark an interesting period of space exploration and exploitation.

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