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What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

There’s no longer any doubt about it – this is a climate emergency. We’ve left tackling it very late. And small solutions are really not going to be enough at this point. Listening to the advice of some organisations, we might be tempted to think that if we just drive a little less often and … Read More

Working the Planet to Death

Working the Planet to Death

I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More

The Aeroplane in the Room

The Aeroplane in the Room

I have never been on an aeroplane. No, never. It didn’t start out as an ethical decision. I just grew up in a low-income family, and my parents didn’t want the stress and expense of travelling abroad. My first trip out of the UK was a school trip to France aged 17, where we took … Read More

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

I’ve always thought of living in the countryside as being more eco-friendly than city living. Given my rural childhood, the thought of country living evokes memories of collecting firewood, breathing fresh air and going blackberry-picking. But living in the countryside doesn’t necessarily equate to an eco-friendly lifestyle. With the number of people now on the … Read More

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Plastic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. But what happens to these products when they are discarded? It’s common knowledge that ordinary plastic either doesn’t biodegrade or takes a very long time to do so. This has made plastic pollution an increasingly troubling problem. It looks ugly and kills animals which mistakenly ingest it – … Read More