Month: February 2018

Sustainable Cities: Seoul, South Korea

The city is located just 35 miles south of the Korean Border and has a population of around 25 million people- about half of the national population. The South Korean economy is the 13th largest in the world by GDP, meaning it is well positioned to consider becoming much more sustainable. Despite the threat of ...

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Conacado – Cocoa in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and the second-poorest Caribbean country behind Haiti, which it just happens to share an island with. In recent years it has been devastated by earthquakes, hurricanes and tropical storms which hamper any development made by the small nation. Because of that, 42% of ...

Foncho Cantillo – Colombian Banana Farmer

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, each day there will be a new post looking at the work that Fairtrade does with farmers all over the world. Today, we start in Colombia with Focho Cantillo and the Coobafrio Co-Operative. Bananas are the third biggest export in Colombia behind coffee and flowers (just including what's legal), amounting ...

Fairtrade Fortnight!

Fairtrade Fortnight is a global event that is designed to encourage consumers to purchase and use fairtrade products from a number of locations all over the world. This year it is running from the 26th February to the 11th March and aims to highlight the benefits of buying Fairtrade products! All through this next fortnight, ...

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The third of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is 'Good Health and Well-Being'. In many parts of the developing world, people are dying from diseases and health complications that can be prevented, treated or cured- diseases that have been almost wiped out in much of the developed world. Diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis, polio and HIV/AIDS ...

Scotland Leads the War on Single-Use Plastics

Whilst the UK Government announced a relatively poor attempt at banning the use of plastics by 2042, Scotland has taken a quicker and much more active step in reducing the amount of single-use plastic it uses. By the end of 2019, Scotland plans to ban the sale of plastic straws as well as the sale ...

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