Category: <span>Environment</span>

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

Ocean Legacy Foundation Launches Free Online Educational Platform, EPIC Academy

VANCOUVER, BC: Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian non-profit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution emergency response programs, with the goal to end ocean plastic pollution, today announced that they have launched EPIC Academy. EPIC Academy is a free online educational platform providing worldwide communities with essential knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup...

Seaspiracy Concludes ‘Fishing is Bad, Go Vegan’, But Just How Feasible is This?

Seaspiracy Concludes ‘Fishing is Bad, Go Vegan’, But Just How Feasible is This?

In case you missed it, there’s an environmental documentary on Netflix that’s making waves right now. This film is directed by Ali Tabrizi and it explores how the multi-billion-dollar commercial fishing industry – and its role in the problem of overfishing – is destroying marine life at a rapid rate. Seaspiracy doesn’t hold back on...

10 Ways You Can Help to Regenerate the Natural Environment

10 Ways You Can Help to Regenerate the Natural Environment

Regenerative farming, also known as biological farming, describes a group of farming practices that focus on maintaining soil health and the amazing benefits that come from healthy soil. Generally, regeneration is usually associated with farming and as our environmental consciousness increases, more farmers worldwide have begun to turn their focus to regenerative farming methods. Now...

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

If 80% of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don’t they Vote Like It?

Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians care about climate change. Yet in recent federal elections, this hasn’t translated into wins for parties with stronger policy platforms on climate change. So what determines someone’s climate change attitude, and how does it translate into voting? In research published today, we studied 2,033 Australian voters’...

4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

4 Assumptions About Gender That Distort How We Think About Climate Change (and 3 Ways to do Better)

Gender influences how people experience and respond to climate change. This is particularly evident in developing nations where women and men adapt to climatic shocks differently. Women work harder and longer, in poorer conditions, while men are more likely to migrate to find work that’s often insecure and unreliable. In an article published today in...

From Veggie Gardening to Op-shopping, Migrants are the Quiet Environmentalists

From Veggie Gardening to Op-shopping, Migrants are the Quiet Environmentalists

The organised environmental movement is largely a white, middle-class space. But our research shows migrants care for nature in other ways – including living sustainably in their everyday lives. This is most obvious on the domestic front. From repurposing goods to keeping vegetable gardens and being careful with electricity use, migrants are highly likely to...

This Nonprofit is Taking on 10 Major Consumer Goods Companies Seeking Cuts in Use of Plastic Packaging

This Nonprofit is Taking on 10 Major Consumer Goods Companies Seeking Cuts in Use of Plastic Packaging

Citing urgent new data on the growing plastic pollution problem, As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in use of plastic packaging.  The shareholder proposals were filed with Amazon.com, Keurig...

Net-Zero, Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Negative… Confused By All The Carbon Jargon? Then Read This

Net-Zero, Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Negative… Confused By All The Carbon Jargon? Then Read This

Countries around the world are taking steps to tackle climate change and become net-zero emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2050. Most recently, Joe Biden’s presidential election win means the US is the latest nation to adopt the goal. So what does net-zero mean? Completely eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions? Not necessarily. The “net” part...