The southern Australian city of Melbourne is home to 4 million people. The city has long been a leader in sustainability in Australia and around the world. Australia's first 6-star green star-rated building was constructed in Melbourne and has become a design basis for many other new buildings around the city and around the country. … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Melbourne, Australia
New research has found that megacities would be dramatically healthier for urban populations if they planted more trees in and around cities. Who'd have thought it?! A megacity is generally defined as a city with a population greater than 10 million and they are home to nearly 10% of the global population. The vast majority … Continue reading Why Megacities Need to Plant More Trees!
There are 17 in total. All designed to enable continual forward advancement at a time of increasing environmental degradation, a growing global population, and economic uncertainty. "The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity" - The United Nations … Continue reading What Are The Sustainable Development Goals?
The world is changing. Water all over the world is becoming an increasingly scarce resource, but it’s one that nobody can live without. In the last few days the South African city of Cape Town announced that it was running out of water and now people living in the city are very restricted on how … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Conserve Water at Home!
Sadiq Khan has announced plans to tackle London's plastic problem. Over the course of 3 years, the London mayor plans to install a number of water fountains around the city that make it easy for people to refill water bottles. The idea behind this scheme is to reduce the amount of plastic used in the … Continue reading London is Ditching Plastic!
Home to just under 1.9 million people, the southern city of Curitiba in Brazil is a beacon of sustainability that cities all over the world can take notes from. It has faced and overcome challenges that many cities now are dealing with, and it has emerged as a city that works with the environment, has … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Curitiba, Brazil
Onshore wind projects are at risk of stagnation due to the removal of subsidies by the UK government. It originates back to a 2015 manifesto pledge by David Cameron (remember him?) to ban the subsidy due to concerns from members of the public, which sounds a lot like the return of 'Nimbyism' The … Continue reading Subsidy Ban Stalls UK Wind Power
Production has begun at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, on PV solar rooftop tiles that will be able to produce solar energy that can be used in homes. Instead of the large panels that sit currently sit on rooftops big enough to hold them, this would allow entire roofs to generate power, regardless of … Continue reading The Future of Solar Power Generation
The world is waking up to the impact of plastics on the environment and both the Government and businesses in the UK seem to be taking it seriously. In recent weeks, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said that he was haunted by the amount of plastic entering our oceans and the impact that has on the … Continue reading Businesses Lead the Race to Reduce Plastic
Whilst most of the world is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the USA, under Trump's stewardship, is on an entirely different path. Trump has already reopened a number of coal mines and in an announcement recently he expressed his desire to reopen much of the US coastline to … Continue reading Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels