Blogger bio

Dianne Mc Alpine

Dianne has been working for Greenpeace Africa since 2009, fulfilling her passion for  the environment. She is currently the Consumer Campaigner. In her spare time she is a keen animal activist, dreams of discovering Machu Pichu, and owning her own farm as an animal rehabilitation center in the future.

  • How to keep the tap closed this World Water Day

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - March 18, 2013 at 11:15

    Did you know that nearly 95% of the water we consume is hidden in the food we eat, energy we use, and products and services we rely on.

    That’s not something a lot of people consider, but as we celebrate the 20th World Water Day on Friday, we should a... Read more >

  • Consumer justice now!

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - March 15, 2013 at 11:00

    Recently, British and South African consumers were rocked by news of horse and donkey meat being found in their meat products. This sparked outrage amongst consumer groups who demanded to know which products had been found to be contaminated and inspi... Read more >

  • Time for brands to walk the walk

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - December 6, 2012 at 12:41

    There is a sad irony in the fact that companies like Levi’s, who say they are devoted to making us feel good about our appearance, are in fact leaving behind an ugly toxic trail in the places where their clothes are manufactured.

    Levi’s isn’t alone... Read more >

  • Having your eco-say

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - November 21, 2012 at 16:25

    There’s often a misconception in our consumer society that the brands and companies we buy from have power over their consumers. “The customer is always right” only seemed to take you so far. But increasingly, brands are being held to account when t... Read more >

  • National Recycling Day: celebrate green living every day

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - September 14, 2012 at 12:01

    In our new Consumer Guide, we discuss the importance of recycling in our country and, indeed, the world. Today is National Recycling Day in South Africa and I hope everyone will take the time to look at the waste we create in our day-to-day activities... Read more >

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