This year, 2016, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 08. Continue reading “Earth Overshot Day”
With Christmas on the way (only 3 months to go…), perhaps now is a good time to remind everyone that there is a better way to reward your kids than buying toys that quite often are forgotten about by the end of the holidays. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 4. Toys”
60 million people depend on the Mekong for their livelihoods and food, but there are momentous changes, already in motion, that look certain to create desperate times ahead for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Continue reading “Mekong: Damming Life”
By Paul McNeil
Too many of us make price the bottom line when we buy something new. Too few of us link price to quality or consider the implications of always searching for the cheapest goods. While it is not always viable to buy the most expensive product on the shelf, here are ten good reasons why not to buy the cheapest one either: Continue reading “Why Pay More?”
Water – A finite resource but essential to life on earth. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 3. Take a Shower Together”
Acadamy award winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens have recently completed a new feature-length documentary examining the impacts of global climate change.
The film follows DiCaprio and Stevens across the world where they discuss the impacts of the momentous changes currently underway, with world leaders such as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton as well as climate scientists and academics. Continue reading “Leonardo DiCaprio’s – Before the Flood”
The world’s largest crochet plastic sea turtle began life as an idea a short time after artist Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang had moved to Thailand, witnessing first hand the destruction of marine habitats
through plastic pollution, over-fishing, poor marine management, ocean acidification and the impacts of global warming. Continue reading “The World’s Largest Crochet Sea Turtle”
Last year there was a very powerful video posted by the Leatherback Trust of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck up her nostril . This example highlights the very real impact straws are having on wildlife.
Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 2. Straws”
Researchers at the Ellen Macarthur Foundation have found that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean (by weight), than fish (Source: The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics). This could be up to an astonishing 900 million tonnes of plastic. Continue reading “Do you want plastic with that?”
A new initiative, Global Fishing Watch, has just been announced. Their goal is to bring accountability to the global fishing industries by providing a public monitoring service available to anyone. Continue reading “Global Fishing Watch Initiative”