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6 Key Takeaways from the Marrakech Climate Summit

6 Key Takeaways from the Marrakech Climate Summit

Despite the President Trump specter that hounded the Marrakech climate summit in Morocco, the message from 111 countries was clear: “Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond.”1 This is the Marrakech Action Proclamation for our Climate and Sustainable Development signed at the 22nd Session...

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Must-See Green Films: 8 of the Best Environmental Documentaries

Since launching this blog in 2010 I have immersed myself in literature and documentary films trying to develop further knowledge about topics such as climate change, global warming, sustainability and other causes of environmental problems. Recent political events have left me feeling uneasy about the state of the world and in particular what the rise of...

How Reusable Sanitary Pads Empower Women in Developing Countries

How Reusable Sanitary Pads Empower Women in Developing Countries

The most common choice of period-management for women nowadays are disposable pads or tampons – which are wrapped in plastic and contain chemicals. Luckily for us, there are more sustainable options, such as; menstrual cups, period underwear and cloth pads. All women need access to some sort of sanitary product but did you know nearly...

The World Unites to Address Climate Change

The World Unites to Address Climate Change

With nations regardless of size, economy and power banding together to address climate change, we have once again witnessed a shining moment of our time. On 4 November 2016, the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change is set to enter into force after crossing two thresholds indicated on Article 21 of the agreement — having...

Author of Modified Caitlyn Shetterly Explores the Threat of GMO

Author of Modified Caitlyn Shetterly Explores the Threat of GMO

Big industry have the capability to ruin individuals, using its wealth to silence people they deem as problematic. Corporations hire expensive PR and marketing teams to help them paint their products and services as “good for society” while smearing its opposition with labels such as “conspiracy theorists” “alarmists” or just plain “ignorant”. Corporations and the power they...

How Conscious is Your Consumerism?

How Conscious is Your Consumerism?

No one can deny that there is an increasing demand for transparency in the world of consumerism. In our digitally advanced, digitally enhanced lives, the open nature of the internet means there is a plethora of information readily available at our fingertips, taking just a few clicks to find the answers we need. As a consequence of...

Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Technology is Key to Driving Sustainability in Fashion

Are you aware of the tremendous negative environmental impact of the fashion industry? “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil. It is a really nasty business,” Eileen Fisher, clothing industry magnate and environmental award recipient declared.1 Indeed, the glamorous world of fashion is a major contributor...