A conversation with the BBC’s iPM Programme

We are very pleased that this feature was broadcast nationally in the UK today (14-Jun-14). You’re excused if you missed it as it did go out at 0545am BST (0445am GMT) so here’s a chance to listen again. The feature was put together by Jennifer Tracey of the BBC using archive material and excerpts from […]

Coca-Cola’s commitment to ColaLife – a reminder

Chris Vallance of the BBC and Euan Wilmshurst from Coca-Cola I was able to present ColaLife to the lower school (12-16 year olds) at Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby yesterday. This was organised by friend and long-time ColaLife supporter, Jon Watson who teaches music there. As part of the presentation I played the extract below from […]

Introducing the AIDPOD concept

Click on the images to see them full-size on Flickr. While in Tanzania I mocked up two types of ‘ColaLife’ pods and went out to get people’s reaction to them. The ‘wedge’ pod was much more popular than the ‘tube’, because the tube would displace a bottle. There are other very significant benefits from moving […]

ColaLife on BBC (UK) National Radio (27/12/08)

On Saturday, 27/12/08 the BBC ran a 10 minute feature on ColaLife updating the initial interview back in June on the BBC Radio 4 programme, iPM. It includes bits from the original interview in June 2008, an update on progress and the vision from me and a clever audio cut from the frontline video filmed […]

One reason why WaterAid are reluctant to engage

There has been a lot of activity going on behind the scenes recently in our efforts to get an international NGO to engage with the Coca-Cola Campaign. As I have indicated on the Facebook Group this is going to be a challenge. The biggest leap forward came yesterday from an extremely helpful person in DfID […]

4th Facebook Newsletter – 27/6/08

27/6/08 – 4th Newsletter Simon Berry sent a message to the members of Let’s talk to Coca Cola about saving the World’s children. ——————– Subject: Coca-Cola Group Update – 27/6/08 Dear Group Member We are now nearly 2,500! Please consider forwarding this email to all your friends and ask them to join here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18947780476. Numbers […]

The first 26 days – progress to date

This photo was taken by Teseum – the original is here I thought an update on the progress of the Coca Cola campaign would be helpful. May 1988 – May 2008 (20 years = 7305 days) No progress at all! Since the facebook group was formed on 18/5/08 (26 days) 18/5/08 facebook group formed 21/5/08 […]

3rd Facebook Newsletter – 29/5/08

29/5/08 – 3rd Newsletter Simon Berry sent a message to the members of Let’s talk to Coca Cola about saving the World’s children. ——————– Subject: Coca-Cola Group Update – 27/6/08 Dear Group Member We are now nearly 2,500! Please consider forwarding this email to all your friends and ask them to join here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18947780476. Numbers […]

Interview with Eddie Mair for iPM

The interview with Eddie Mair went ahead today – what a nice man! He is even more amusing off air than he it on air! Because of the nature of the iPM programme they are happy for me to publish the whole interview here ahead of the programme on Saturday. How refreshing! [In fact they […]