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EMBARGOED UNTIL 11.00 am 8 JULY 2008


Environment of more concern than terrorism and recession?

The Swedish Embassy, 5 Upper Montagu Street, London W1H 2AG
Tuesday 8 July, 2008 at 10.30am for 10.45am start

A survey published today shows that the environment ranks higher than terrorism and worldwide recession as a concern for young mothers. Although 38 per cent also claim that becoming a parent makes them more concerned about the environment, 39 per cent often bin items they could recycle and despite the rise in energy costs 32 per cent are careless about heating and lighting. The survey also reveals that only 11 per cent could claim they had no environmental vices.

Speakers include:

Chairman: Dr Dawn Harper, GP and presenter

Dr David Atherton Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Nicola Baird Editorial Officer, Friends of the Earth
Sharon Trotter Midwife and Mother and Baby Consultant
Marlene Sandberg MD Naty AB, Sweden

Topics covered will include:

• Green choices should not compromise our children’s health
• Recycling – how 60 million of us can make a difference
• The credit crunch may well prove of benefit to the environment
• How eco-living can be affordable

Programme for the day:

10.30am Welcome and coffee
10.45am Press Conference
12.15pm Buffet lunch

R.S.V.P. to Evelyn Vittery, Bloomsbury Communications Ltd, 020 7833 3759, or

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