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