Monthly Archives: April 2019

Carbon labelling sticks in Danish food aisles

What’s Going On Here? The Danish Government announced plans to incorporate a carbon labeling system on food products as part of their target to become carbon neutral by 2050. This comes as more of us than ever before are asking our decision-makers to stand up and take notice of climate change. Tell the truth and provide solutions. What Does This Mean? What did…

Fashion industry needs more transparency, says report

What’s Going On Here? Six years after the Rana Plaza clothes factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,138 people, Fashion Revolution have just released their annual fashion Transparency Index. This reveals how much information the 200 biggest fashion brands disclose about factors such as their working conditions and environmental impact. Who Are These Guys? In 2018, global fashion sales grew by a massive 4.5%,…

Finance industry urged to act on climate change

What’s Going On Here? This week, The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) released a report urging the finance industry to take responsibility for their role in climate change. What Does This Mean? The report warns of a financial shock that could cause assets to suddenly become worthless. Without acting, companies and industries could fail. The UK economy could see losses of up…

Is this what democracy looks like?

What’s Going On Here? The Extinction Rebellion ‘International Rebellion’ started on Monday – forcing the climate change debate to the forefront of public awareness. Curious Earth spent a few hours this week mingling with activists in London. What Does This Mean? Far from being tree-huggers, hippies or fringe-groups, we were struck by the normality – the ordinariness – of the people involved. We met…

How can we tackle climate change & biodiversity at the same time?

What’s Going On Here? In the past week, a group of scientists, writers and activists wrote an open letter in the Guardian calling for more attention to be paid towards Natural Climate Solutions in solving the threats of both climate change and biodiversity loss. The idea is simple and exciting: protecting and restoring ecosystems also helps remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Here’s a video to…

Plenty of arses seen in the Commons. Then this happened…

What’s going on here? Early this week activists from Extinction Rebellion stripped down and took to the House of Commons to protest climate change while UK MPs were debating Brexit. The naked truth Extinction Rebellion, who describe themselves as a ‘non-violent direct action and civil disobedience’ group, have staged some pretty big demonstrations across the UK recently. They want politicians to do more to tackle the climate emergency.…

AI-enabled bin helping to slash food waste

What’s Going On Here? Last year we wrote about Winnow Solutions, the food waste innovators developing digital tools to help chefs run more sustainable kitchens. This week they’ve announced the release of a new tool which means restaurant food waste can be monitored and quantified without kitchen staff doing as much as lifting a finger. What Does This Mean? Winnow’s AI-enabled food bin is…