Category: <span>Environment</span>

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

In 2018, the United Nations nominated May 20 as ‘World Bee Day‘ to raise awareness of the importance of these pollinators in safeguarding food security and protect them from toxic synthetic pesticides and habitat loss due as a result of intensive agricultural practices, and rising temperatures due to climate change. According to Wikipedia, a pollinator...

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

While many cafes across Australia have been holding off serving coffee in reusable cups for fear of spreading COVID-19, this precautionary measure was not broadly advised against or banned in most state or territory health departments – who confirm there’s no proven benefit for hospitality venues switching to disposables. Responsible Cafes – a network of...

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Intensive farming of wildlife creates an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for human and animal health, says Humane Society International/UK Mink on two fur farms with more than 20,000 animals in the Netherlands have been found infected with COVID-19, after exhibiting breathing difficulties. Animal protection charity Humane Society International, which campaigns for a global end to the...

25+ Inspiring Nature and Conservation Quotes for Earth Day

25+ Inspiring Nature and Conservation Quotes for Earth Day

On 22nd April, 2020 Earth Day celebrated its 50th anniversary. We’re continuing our week-long Earth Day celebrations by sharing these amazing quotes about our beautiful world and natural environment. From scientists such as Jane Goodall right through to naturalists such as John Muir, we hope their words inspire you to regularly convene with, and protect, Mother...

Plant a Tree or Grow Your Own Forest With Treedom and Follow Its Journey Online

Plant a Tree or Grow Your Own Forest With Treedom and Follow Its Journey Online

Committed to a sustainable lifestyle but don’t have the space or the time to plant trees? Want to offset your personal or company’s carbon footprint? B-Corp certified company Treedom provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to do exactly that. It is the only community platform in the world that helps you plant trees with...

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Reduced Pollution Around the World

The coronavirus is disrupting almost every country in the world. Pandemics have struck before, but this one is affecting nations and citizens in new ways. Many countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and United States are implementing quarantines, lockdowns and social distancing measures to try and slow the spread of the virus.  As COVID-19...

Earth Hour 2020: #StayTheFHome and Switch Off The Lights For The Planet

Earth Hour 2020: #StayTheFHome and Switch Off The Lights For The Planet

The number of COVID-19 cases is rising exponentially across the world and so too the death toll, prompting public officials to implement lockdown measures across cities and whole nations and encouraging citizens to follow social isolation guidelines such as washing and sanitising hands. staying away from social gatherings and events, avoiding public transport, working remotely...

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

I’ve Seriously Tried to Believe Capitalism and the Planet Can Coexist, But I’ve Lost Faith

As the Productivity Commission confirmed this week, Australia’s economy has enjoyed uninterrupted growth for 28 years straight. Specifically, our output of goods and services last financial year grew by two percent. Economists obviously see the growth of a national economy as good news – but what is it doing to the Earth? Capitalism demands limitless...