Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Resomator – how the funeral market is tackling climate change

What’s Going On Here? Ever thought of your environmental impact after you die? In an industry increasingly damaging to the environment, it seems that some in the funeral market have! Leeds-based company Resomation have developed a more environmentally friendly way to be laid to rest: the Resomator. What Does This Mean? The Resomator facilitates a process called ‘water cremation’, where the body is placed in…

Moo-ve over cows milk, hello vegan milk delivery

What’s Going On Here? Bristol is set to become the home of a new vegan milk delivery service. Yes, that’s right, that perfectly smooth, creamy beverage delivered right to your door. What Does This Mean? Milk experts Elspeth and Joe Edwards from New Milk are serving up frothy oat milk and creamy coconut milk to the city’s “non-dairy drinkers”, as an alternative to their ‘cow-heavy’…

Flygskam: It’s a Flying Shame for Sweden and France

What’s Going On Here? No this isn’t a typo, the Swedes who have a word for everything, have coined a new one…‘Flygskam’. It means ‘flight shame’ and its intentions to discourage air travel seem to be working. How Do You Pronounce Flygskam? Pronounced ‘Fleeg-skaam’ the word has become popular in raising awareness of the large carbon footprint that air travel has, compared…

Climate Movement is the “Greatest Threat” to Oil Industry

What’s Going On Here? Earlier this week, Mohammed Barkindo a.k.a. the leader of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), said that climate activists and the “growing mass mobilisation of world opinion” against oil are perhaps the “greatest threat” to the oil industry. In other words, people power is WORKING! What Does This Mean? The oil and gas industry is feeling the…

Bees’ Needs Week – What’s all the Buzz About?

What’s Going On Here? It’s Bees’ Needs Week here in the UK (8-15th July), which will see a week of activities to raise awareness of the importance of our yellow and black friends (and fellow pollinators)! What Does This Mean? This annual event helps us understand the importance of wasps, hoverflies, other flies, butterflies, moths and beetles within our daily lives!! In celebration, Carnaby…

Europe in 2019, is getting way too hot to handle

What’s Going On Here? Record temperatures have been experienced in Europe and North Africa. On Friday, France recorded its highest temperature ever, a sweltering 45.9oC. Schools have been shut, exams suspended and roads in Germany have been closed as they are melting!! What Does This Mean? Could this be the new normal? Although scientists cannot say this is directly caused by climate change, the likelihood…