Planet of the Humans: Landing a Long Way Wide of the Mark

This year marked 50 years since the first Earth Day when 20 millions went to the streets to protest a lack of environmental protection in the country. We've come a long way since 1970 with regards to environmental protection and pollution control, but we're an even bigger distance away from where we need to be … Continue reading Planet of the Humans: Landing a Long Way Wide of the Mark

Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action

There doesn't seem to be anything particularly great coming from the USA at the moment - especially when it comes to environmental protection. Trump and the GOP have rolled back regulation after regulation designed to protect the environment giving free rein for some of the most pollutant industries in America to do whatever they want … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action

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

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

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

Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work

For those of us living around or travelling near Southampton, we're currently dealing with closures, roadworks, and traffic jams as the M27 and M271 are upgraded to become 'smart motorways'. Works started at the beginning of 2019 on the M27 between junctions 4 and 11, and are expected to continue until early 2021 - well … Continue reading Why Smart Motorways Won’t Work

Amazon Rainforest Destruction

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world. 10% of the world's animal species are found in the South American rainforest and it is home to hundreds of Indigenous tribes, some of which have never been contacted. The rainforest spans 9 countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Peru. However, the … Continue reading Amazon Rainforest Destruction