How to explain climate change to children

Explaining complex issues is difficult. However, it gets even tougher when you have to explain them to children. Depending on their age and each kids own character you have to use different methods and words to bring the information across. Explaining climate change so that people can understand it is already difficult with adults. Telling children what is happening to our world isn’t any easier. However, here are some tips on how to get the information across smoothly.

Turn off your lights for this year’s Earth Hour

Today is the day or better the hour. Earth Hour. At 8.30 pm, individuals, cities and villages, as well as companies all over the world, turn off the light. This year, Earth Hour focuses on virtual events due to the ongoing pandemic. Nevertheless, each one of us can still help to put a spotlight on nature loss and the climate crisis.

Just add water: Homethings fizzing tabs bring fun to your cleaning routine

Most cleaners come in plastic spray bottles and when they’re empty, we usually through them away. UK’s Homethings saw a problem in that and decided to get creative: their refillable cleaning products are in tablet form that you can dissolve in water at home. Julia talked to Matthew Aubrey of Homethings about bringing fun to cleaning, whether sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand for a business and their future Thing.

Conservation tourism for Africa’s wildlife and local communities

Great Plains Conservation offers responsible tourism in Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. In their eco-camps, safari-lovers can experience the amazing African wildlife while helping sustain the existing wilderness and local communities. The award-winning organisation says that their “model takes stressed and threatened environments, surrounds them with compassionate protection and intelligent, sustainable management, and funds them with sensitive, low-volume, low-impact, tourism.”

Interview with Isaias Hernandez of Queer Brown Vegan

A conversation with vegan environmental educator Isaias Hernandez about environmentalism, intersectionality and zero-waste,

Social enterprise Fairphone produces long-living, environmentally conscious smartphones

Social enterprise Fairphone produces the fairest smartphone on the market with improving workers conditions by using their own supply chain, producing their own phone that customers can easily repair and upgrade when needed and having a reuse/recycling scheme.

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