Whether it's on a concreate road, in a woodland or on a beach, the sight of carelessly discarded packaging is enough to make your nose wrinkle in disgust. I turned this disgust into action; purchasing a litter picker for £2.99, donning my gardening gloves and heading out with a black bin bag to clean up … Continue reading Why is Litter Picking Good for the Environment?
For years, planting trees has been an attractive prospect for soaking up greenhouse gas emissions that humans emit. Governments pledge to plant billions of trees a year, but is this just a cover up for their lack of effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and meet emissions targets like those pledged for the Paris Agreement?
Last Friday I was stunned to read a BBC article detailing how retailers were threatening to burn returned items stuck in the EU because of Brexit. I was even more shocked to find that burning fashion items isn't a new thing, and that brands are simply threatening a return to previous destructive behaviour and taking … Continue reading Fast Fashion: To Burn or Not to Burn?
This week, the USA re-joined The Paris Agreement under the leadership of President Joe Biden; an internationally celebrated event for anyone who cares about the environment. Why is this one treaty so important, and what damage is there to undo? I'll try to explain. All I knew before this was that there was a global … Continue reading The Paris Agreement: What damage did Trump do?
It's become such a cliche to set goals or have a new year's resolution. It's true that goals aren't for everyone and that you should be realistic with what you can expect from yourself without underestimating your abilities. I have a habit at work that I stick to though; every morning I write down what … Continue reading Sustainable Goals for 2021
Yesterday, on Wednesday the 22nd April 2020, it was Earth Day. I hope you all had it in your calendars because I didn't! This is something I'm a bit ashamed of; I try to live my life with as little impact on the Earth as possible, I've taken two carbon footprint tests in the past … Continue reading Earth Day Every Day