The Unsustainable Growth of Fast Fashion

Each year, more than 100 billion garments are made and around $450 billion worth of textiles are thrown away around the world. With the emergence of fast fashion, that figure is set to rise in the coming years to unimaginable levels. As with almost all industries around the world, the fashion industry has transitioned from … Continue reading The Unsustainable Growth of Fast Fashion

Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events

At the start of the year we saw huge deluges of rain create huge flooding events all over the country but particularly in South Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Very high winds led to thousands of homes being cut off from the power grid and falling trees blocked roads, completely isolating some communities. The weather … Continue reading Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events

What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us

We very rarely ever consider the importance of the Arctic; there's no land, its extent isn't often recognised on world maps and it seems almost entirely inhospitable. However, it is undergoing a dramatic transformation that will have critical consequences for all of us around the world. Environmentally, the Arctic is a unique region. On the surface, … Continue reading What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us

Technology Won’t Save Us from the Climate Emergency

A recent report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that emissions from road traffic in the UK have increased by 6% over the last three decades. As of 2017, emissions due to road traffic were around 118 million tonnes but have increased again in 2018. This data comes at a time when … Continue reading Technology Won’t Save Us from the Climate Emergency

Why You Should Take Part in Second Hand September

As the year continues to fly by, September sets us another challenge that could have a very important impact on the environment if we all take part. A campaign run by Oxfam for the duration of September is designed to tackle the incredible amount of clothing that is regularly thrown away in the UK and … Continue reading Why You Should Take Part in Second Hand September

Burning the Lungs of the Planet

Nearly three weeks after fires began burning through the Amazon rainforest, the media has finally seen the smoke and begun reporting and sharing the horrors of the burning Amazon. Celebrities and leading politicians have come out and condemned the burning, the lack of action to put the fires out and discouraged farmers and cattle ranchers … Continue reading Burning the Lungs of the Planet

The Australian Economy vs the Survival of Nations

The Pacific Islands Forum took place last week in Tuvalu with 18 countries coming together to discuss tackling the climate emergency. After hours of discussion and work on a joint statement that would reiterate commitments to the Paris Agreement and move away from fossil fuels, a limp, vaguely worded communique was released and it was clear … Continue reading The Australian Economy vs the Survival of Nations

A Cabinet Devoid of Climate Leadership

Last Wednesday, a new face took residence of Number 10 Downing Street. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party and the new UK Prime Minister after Theresa May stood down two months ago. 150,000 Conservative Party members chose Johnson over Jeremy Hunt who was defeated with less than a third … Continue reading A Cabinet Devoid of Climate Leadership

Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic

Just a few weeks ago, the BBC One programme, War On Plastic, introduced many to how plastics are created and where one-third of the 1.8 million tonnes of UK plastic is produced. During the programme, rather than take any responsibility for the plastic crises we currently face, they shifted the blame to others, citing the inability … Continue reading Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic