Monthly Archives: November 2019

Less Concrete, More Bamboo: The Green Housing Revolution

What’s Going On Here? Eco-friendly bamboo buildings are being recognised as the key to humans living harmoniously with the planet. Bring on the Green Housing Revolution! What Does This Mean? Buildings with innovative design that use sustainably sourced materials AND run efficiently is not just a utopian fantasy. Architects around the world are working to design homes and public spaces that work…

Under the magnifying glass: A new type of solar energy

What’s Going On Here? Technology has been developed to produce carbon-free energy from the sun, powerful enough to rival fossil fuels. This is the first time renewable energy has been able to be used for powering heavy industries, such as the manufacturing of concrete, steel and petrochemicals. What Does This Mean? The technology is called ‘concentrated solar power’. It works by using…

Are we going round the [U]-bend?

What’s Going On Here? Scientists have developed a unique spray-on coating for toilet bowls to help poo on its way and not stick around. Research conducted has shown that even the more stubborn poo is 90% less adhesive with the sticky coating. What Does This Mean? With less poo sticking to the bowls of our toilets (I can’t believe I’m writing this sentence either),…

Is the UK going to have a Climate Election?

What’s Going On Here? The next 10 years are critical for climate change action. The new government will have the power to halt climate threatening activities and demand climate and ecological justice for generations to come. There is a sleeping army of 9 million people who are not registered to vote in the UK. Go register. Go vote. The deadline to register is…

Carbon Offsetting – Solution or Distraction?

What’s Going On Here? Over the last 18 months organisations and NGOs that provide carbon offsetting services have seen a significant increase in investment. This is thought to be due to growing public awareness, thanks in part to public figures such as Greta Thunberg and Sir David Attenborough as well as Extinction Rebellion and the school strikers. What Does This Mean? Carbon offsetting…