Monthly Archives: December 2019

The UK Election Cloud has a Green Lining…

What’s Going On Here? The Green Party increased their vote numbers by 64.69% in the general election, which is more than any other party. With a total of 865,697 votes last Thursday compared to 525,665 in 2017, the Green Party were the 5th most voted for party (despite only winning one seat – Brighton Pavilion). What Does This Mean? Ok so, ‘that’ happened last week and most…

Could You Stay on the Ground in 2020?

What’s Going On Here? The Swedish organisation ‘We Stay on the Ground‘ have launched a ‘Flight Free 2020’ campaign urging people all around the world to commit to giving up flying for an entire year to reduce their carbon footprint and help raise awareness of the climate crisis. What Does This Mean? Back in June we wrote about ‘flygskam’ – the Swedish word meaning…

Jumper-ing into the Festive Season

What’s Going On Here? The single-use Christmas jumper is the festive season’s fast fashion flop.In the build up to Christmas Jumper Day (Dec 13th), Save the Children is urging us to think twice before buying a new Christmas jumper. What Does This Mean? Amid rising concerns over fast fashion and its impact on our planet, Save the Children is calling for us to reuse and upcycle…

Decision Time – Parties, Politics & Our Planet

What’s Going On Here? Its the UK General Election next Thursday – when – if you are a registered voter – you have the power to decide who will run the UK government for the foreseeable future. With voters caring more about the environment than the economy, each party’s climate change and pollution policies are an important consideration when deciding who you will…

Have Climate Conferences Really Made An Impact? And What To Expect At COP25

What’s Going On Here? The annual COP (Conference of the Parties) meetings bring together world leaders to formulate global agreements on how to tackle climate change. In 2019, a year where grassroots movements and a passionate teen have made the most noise about climate change, is it worth asking: what has COP achieved so far and what can we expect from COP25 Madrid?…