Category: <span>Environment</span>

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...

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

Global reduction in productivity, the health challenges brought on by the pandemic and the plethora of economic setbacks suffered by various industries across the globe, 2020 was quite the year. Still, the silver lining might be that for the sustainability movement, last year may have been one of its most progressive yet. From reduction in...

Environmental Events in 2021 to Add to Your Annual Calendar

Environmental Events in 2021 to Add to Your Annual Calendar

The pandemic continues to disrupt our routines and wreak havoc in our lives. We’re carrying disinfectant sprays, wearing face masks in public spaces, greeting each other with our elbows and some families have faced the full brunt of COVID-19, with family members losing their lives. While 2020 was an awful year for many in the...

10 Environmental and Climate Victories in 2020

10 Environmental and Climate Victories in 2020

We all know how challenging 2020 was for everyone all over the world – with the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed almost 1.7 million lives and impacted livelihoods, pushing more than 265 million to the brink of starvation. This is aggravated by the disastrous effects of climate change that has forced many vulnerable people in...

World Soil Day: How This App is Tackling Food Waste and Promoting Regenerative Agriculture in the Philippines

World Soil Day: How This App is Tackling Food Waste and Promoting Regenerative Agriculture in the Philippines

Rising global temperatures are negatively impacting natural systems; large-scale weather phenomena such as droughts, super storms and bushfires are among some of the extreme weather events occurring with greater frequency. From Australia’s unprecedented bushfires, California’s wildfires right through to rising sea levels threatening the lives of people who call the Pacific Islands home, it is...

Empathy in Conservation is Hotly Debated. Still, the World Needs More Stories Like My Octopus Teacher

Empathy in Conservation is Hotly Debated. Still, the World Needs More Stories Like My Octopus Teacher

With three hearts, blue blood, no bones and eight limbs attached to a bulbous head, octopuses seem like they’re from another planet. But in My Octopus Teacher, the hugely popular nature documentary on Netflix, these cephalopods as not only presented as remarkable — but relatable. The documentary seeks to evoke empathy by telling a story...