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Old Macdonald Joins the Earth Debates

There are many good things about helping Old Macdonald out, not just sharing his company and looking around his wonderful farm and meeting his fascinating animals, but also the chance to take part in lively discussions. Thanks to Old Mac’s passion for the Environment (only matched by his passion for his wallet) we were invited to a tremendous evening at the Natural History Museum in London to take part in the final Earth Debate leading up to the Rio + 20 conference taking place in Rio from 20th to 22nd June this year. (Old Mac is not sending me there though!)

Organised by the British Council, Natural History Museum (who hosted this) and the Stakeholder Forum for a sustainable future (the latter being a collection of major companies committed to ensuring that corporate operation is genuinely sustainable in future) the Earth Debates brought together a wide range of people to debate all these issues that are key for our future, that of wildlife and indeed of the world itself. Quite a task, and exciting plus rewarding.

Old Macdonald is fully supportive of the Stakeholder Forum for a sustainable future proposal to Rio + 20 for there to be new regulations to get major companies to publish their environmental impact alongside their financial reports and hopes that this key objective can be achieved in Rio this year. If you want to know about our views on this, email, and if you want to learn more about the Earth Debates visit

If you are concerned about these matters, visit and sign the pledge there to show your concerns and add to the petition.

By the way, the Natural History Museum is still free to enter and a great and valuable day out for all the family. We strongly recommend it to you! Our images are from the NHM and a reminder that whilst humans cannot be blamed for the loss of the Diplodocus, we can for the Dodo but it is not too late to prevent any more of the creatures with whom we share this world from sharing the same sad fate.

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