Land Rover

Day Ten: Survival continued

Posted by graham — 29 July 2006 at 7:00am - Comments

Part of the Greenpeace Motor Show blog


OK, I've finished my yoga session, there's a whale pod on my I-pod and the valium's kicking in nicely. I think I may be ready to have another look at the Motor Show Survival Guide's take on 'Going Green'.

So, where were we? Ah yes...

Day Eight: Lovely, shiny objects of desire

Posted by graham — 27 July 2006 at 7:00am - Comments
Part of the Greenpeace Motor Show blog
Firstly, I'd like to respond to some of my critics. I really wanted to respond to John, who posted a comment on Day Two claiming that 'the total amount of contibution of greehouse gas emisions for the entire transport sector is about 2%', but some chap called Vincent got there before me.

Day Four: Land Rover really aren't as bad as people say, you know

Posted by graham — 23 July 2006 at 7:00am - Comments

Part of the Greenpeace Motor Show blog

Sunday finds me in a forgiving mood. There's good in everyone, even Geoff, and today seems like an appropriate day to put a little balance into the debate.

So, here goes, 10 good things about Land Rover ...

Day Three: A hot sticky Saturday at the motor show - Mmmm

Posted by graham — 22 July 2006 at 7:00am - Comments
Part of the Greenpeace Motor Show blog


Welcome to my weekend. Today is the start of my SUV (stupid ugly vehicle) rant. I'm afraid it may spill over into next week, but what with this weather I've built up quite alot of steam that needs letting off. Next time I find myself blogging in a good mood, we'll have a look at the positive technical developments in low emissions technology, but not today. Today we're documenting the deal we're getting in exchange for our future, and it's a shitty deal. Next time you laugh at the Manahata indians for selling their island for $24 dollars, remember that we're busy swapping the most beautiful planet in the known universe for some of the stupidest, ugliest bits of bad design the industrial era has seen.

Land Rover forecourts targeted in first national day of action against 4x4s

Posted by bex — 4 June 2005 at 7:00am - Comments

A Greenpeace volunteer on the Land Rover forecourt

Teams of Greenpeace volunteers took action this morning to disrupt sales of some of the most gas guzzling 4x4s on sale at Land Rover dealerships in seven major cities across the UK. The activity kicked off the first national day of action against 4x4s.

Greenpeace shuts down Range Rover assembly line

Posted by bex — 16 May 2005 at 7:00am - Comments

A Landrover is marked with CLIMATE CRIME SCENE tape

Early this morning 35 Greenpeace volunteers shut down the assembly line making gas-guzzling Range Rovers. Urban 4x4s made at this site are wrecking the climate.

Londoners say charge 4x4s more

Posted by bex — 7 March 2005 at 8:00am - Comments

A banner reading "charge 4x4s 20 pounds"

More than a hundred volunteers from Greenpeace and the Alliance Against Urban 4x4s took to the streets to poll Londoners about a proposal to increase the congestion charge to £20 for gas-guzzling vehicles like 4x4s. Of the more than 5000 people randomly polled throughout London, 85 percent agreed that the Congest Charge should be higher for gas-guzzlers.

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