Monthly Archives: March 2019

Good for Mother, bad for Mother Nature!

What’s Going On Here? It’s Mothers’ Day this weekend and we are about to, once again, buy more flowers than at any other time of the year. As well as giving you 3 days notice (you’re welcome!) we wanted to check out what all these flowers mean for our planet. How much do we love our mums? Well a ‘whole bunch’ according…

Oslo sets global electric vehicle record

What’s Going On Here? Europe’s environmental capital continues to lead the way on environmental issues as electric vehicles (EVs) sales in the Norwegian capital between 1-17 March reached 76.6% of total car sales, the highest recorded electric car share to date. This milestone comes as 750 delegates from across the globe convene in the city for the electric vehicle conference Nordic EV Summit…

McDonald’s Norway is trialling vegan nuggets

What’s Going On Here? Fast food giants, McDonalds, have announced that they are trialling Vegan Nuggets, (sorry, McNuggets) across restaurants in Norway. Do People Want To Eat Them? If the reaction is anything similar to the vegan sausage roll that Greggs launched for Veganuary in then yes. A third of British people have now stopped or reduced their meat eating, according to the supermarket Waitrose. Supply…

Beavers give a dam…about flooding

What’s Going On Here? Two beavers have been released in an Essex estate (UK) to manage flood risk naturally and improve biodiversity. How Will They Help Manage Flood Risk? Organised by a partnership between The Environment Agency, the Essex & Suffolk Rivers Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust partnership, the project aims to see how the beavers’ work compares to traditional flood risk…

Why Fridays at school might never be the same again

What’s Going On Here? This Friday (15th March) is set to be the biggest in a series of ‘School strikes for climate.’ The growing movement of embattled youngsters forcing world leaders to take action on climate change. School Children Strike Back Hundreds of thousands of children across 98 countries are expected to down their pencils & fountain pens this Friday. Inspired by…

Oh pollocks! UK Mackerel stripped of its sustainable status

What’s Going On Here? UK mackerel, once considered a sustainable option for fish-eaters, has been stripped of its sustainable status after years of overfishing. What Does This Mean? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) came to the decision after a huge drop in mackerel stocks. According to The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), stocks have dropped over 2 million tonnes in…

Evian unveils its first reusable water bottle

What’s Going On Here? Evian, the French bottled water giant has released designs for its first reusable water bottle. Part of their wider sustainability strategy to become a ‘truly’ circular, carbon neutral company by 2020. Striving for Carbon Neutrality Today, all Evian water bottles are 100% recyclable and contain a minimum 25% recycled plastic. The new limited edition bottle consists of a…