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Why John Kelly’s challenge to a climate change denier is one we all need

Saturday April 13, 2019

Why John Kelly’s challenge to a climate change denier is one we all need

When Senator John Kelly was attacked by a climate change denier, his frustrated reply summed up the mood of many: "Are you being serious?"

Is the 100% renewable commitment a green unicorn?

Saturday March 2, 2019

Is the 100% renewable commitment a green unicorn?

Companies are making 100 per cent renewable energy commitments, but are using dirty electricity from local grids. How can they support their claim?

Beating climate change is impossible if we don’t enforce regulations

Saturday February 23, 2019

Beating climate change is impossible if we don’t enforce regulations

Climate change regulations and laws are being adopted worldwide. However, if they're not enforced and violators prosecuted, little will change.

The children are protesting and adults need to listen

Sunday February 17, 2019

The children are protesting and adults need to listen

Children from over forty UK schools went on strike in protest at Government’s inability to tackle climate change. Drawing supporting from academics and teachers’ unions, ire from parts of the media and vague indifference from the Government, their action was part of a worldwide movement organised by children for children. It’s become common to see […]

Supermarkets aren’t the solution to our food waste problems

Saturday February 16, 2019

Supermarkets aren’t the solution to our food waste problems

Food waste is a big problem. The UN has estimated a third of food produced is thrown away each year. When it goes into a recycling bin we might feel a vague sense of satisfaction that “at least it’s being recycled” but that hides the underlying problem: we buy too much food. The issue isn’t […]

Is AOC’s “Green New Deal” the start of an environmental fight back?

Sunday February 10, 2019

Is AOC’s “Green New Deal” the start of an environmental fight back?

For the past couple of years, the US has been losing its influence. Rarely has a pariah state like North Korea claimed the moral high ground than when President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Accord. The world’s greatest polluter had turned its back on the rest of the world to feed narrow […]

Junk mail: random acts of environmental vandalism

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Junk mail: random acts of environmental vandalism

The presence of a "no junk mail" sticker on a letter-box does little to slow the tide of unwanted advertising flyers or help the environment

As trust in government fails, can business pick up the slack?

Monday January 21, 2019

As trust in government fails, can business pick up the slack?

Twenty years ago, “business” was seen as inherently untrustworthy and even evil. Since then that attitude has turned around until, if the Edelman Trust Barometer is correct, companies are more trusted than governments and media. It’s a trend that’s been developing for years as global elitism has become more pronounced and social media driven has […]

Sustainable, socially responsible predictions for 2019

Friday January 11, 2019

Sustainable, socially responsible predictions for 2019

More sustainable consumer goods, reducing plastic and a new generation of business leaders driving change are 3 of my sustainability predictions for 2019.

Vegan sausage rolls: boost for healthy diets or more fast food?

Friday January 4, 2019

Vegan sausage rolls: boost for healthy diets or more fast food?

The launch of Greggs vegan sausage roll is sign veganism is going mainstream. Is this a good move for healthier food, or a sign of future diet problems?

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