Prince Phillip:Marmite Man
Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh died on 9th April at the age of 99. He was an outspoken and passionate figure about many issues including Conservation and the Environment.
He did not consider himself “Green” but threw his weight behind many environmental projects.
He helped found the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF) in Switzerland on April 29,1961, an international non-governmental organization specialising in preserving wildernesses and reducing human impact on the environment.
He did however provoke controversy with his views on hunting.
Its important to note that he pioneered environmental issues in the 50’s and 60’s when climate change, the greenhouse effect and the state of the natural world were not recognized as the crisis they are today.
He was also keen on encouraging projects that made the properties owned by the crown more energy efficient. Electricity is produced for use at Windsor Castle by a hydroelectric power scheme on the River Thames at Romney Weir.
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