Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for countries to use to make them sound like they're being environmentally friendly, nor is it something the 'elites' are using to lower the average persons standard of living; sustainability is all about finding a long-term balance between money, the environment and society. Sustainability can work across a number of … Continue reading The Need to Achieve Sustainability
The right to protest is enshrined in law in countries all over the world. Internationally, Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association." In the EU there is the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which has its own version but … Continue reading Fossil Fuels Over Freedom
There is no doubt that are climate is changing. Global temperatures are rising, sea ice and glaciers are shrinking, oceans are getting hotter and the sea levels are beginning to rise faster and faster. Without urgent change the impacts of the climate emergency will only get worse and leave more of the planet uninhabitable. Countries … Continue reading Subsidising Our Downfall
The days after Biden's administration there seemed to be a certain amount of peace. At a time of so much anger, division, and living under constantly changing lockdown rules, this was a moment where everything just felt right in the world. No longer was I waking up and checking my phone, wandering what new story … Continue reading The Return of American Leadership in Tackling the Climate Emergency
The climate crisis is a monumental challenge that can often seem too big for us as individuals to have any impact in tackling. Huge factories and power stations bellow out millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases, millions of flights take off and land each and every day, and millions of hectares of forest and rainforest … Continue reading Book Review: You Can Save The World
Around 71% of the planet we live on is water. Almost all of that (96.5%) is found in oceans around the world with the rest found in lakes, rivers and other water bodies. There's also a lot in our atmosphere as water vapour and plenty in locked away in ice caps, glaciers and in groundwater … Continue reading The UK is Under Water Stress!
Ever since its invention, we have produced and consumed an incredible amount of plastic. Globally, an estimated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic waste have been disposed of with 9% of that being recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% going to landfill. Each year we produce an additional 300 million tonnes of plastic waste and that … Continue reading The Growing Problem of Plastic Waste
The amount of plastic we are consuming is growing and, if projections are correct, will continue to rise over the coming decades. Between the early 1950s when plastic production first began and now, we've consumed more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic and the rate at which we consume seems to be accelerating. More on … Continue reading Collateral for Convenience: How Plastic Pollution is Killing Our Oceans
The impact of the Coronavirus has been felt across every single country in the world. As of June 25th, there have been over 9 million cases of the virus - almost half a million of those that caught it have died - with the number of those having the virus still going up. We seem … Continue reading What If We Responded to Air Pollution Like The Coronavirus?
The modern economic system is a take-make-waste linear model: we take raw materials, make something that can be sold on, and then let it go to waste. It's the reason plastic is littered across almost the entire planet and why landfills are filling up so rapidly to the point we're running out of space for … Continue reading A Sustainable Model For Production Industries?