The transportation of the future focuses a lot on autonomous cars and alternatives to emission-heavy fuels. However, just switching from one type of car to another isn’t the answer. We need a better transportation infrastructure with less traffic and greener ways of travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
I’ve been vegan since the 29th of January 2015. At that point in my life, I had already been vegetarian for four years (since the 1st of January 2011) thanks to a school project I had to do on the topic. I know those dates so well because each time something significant happened that deeply resonated with me.
Imagine, you’re snorkelling or swimming in the ocean, admiring a colourful reef with many different kinds of fish species that you don’t know where to look first. And then… Dum Da Dum Da Dum Da! A shark.
Pleasure now is more accessible than ever and doesn’t need a lot of resources. However, if you want to spice up your sex life a bit, there are a vast number of helpers you can use: I’m talking about sex toys of course.
Deforested areas are more affected by environmental damages like flooding or erosion than other regions. On the other hand, the people living in those areas are often poor. Eden Reforestation Projects has made a connection between deforestation and poverty.