Monthly Archives: December 2020

Have no doubt – the Anthropocene is here

Human-created mass is officially greater than biological mass It’s time to stop drawing natural resources and start cleaning up A new study has calculated that human-created mass now outweighs all biological mass on earth. In other words – buildings and infrastructure weigh more than creatures, trees and shrubs. Adding a new dimension to commonly used measures such as CO2 output, biodiversity loss, temperature and…

Fourteen key coastal countries pledge to sustainably manage 100% of their oceans

What’s Going On Here? In a world first, an ocean initiative has been formed by 14 governments who are leading the way to sustain healthier, more prosperous oceans. The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy is the biggest collaboration on oceans to date. What Does This Mean? Like-minded world leaders with sustainable ocean management at heart have recently released their…

A new lease for your ‘Circular Life’

Want to make your life more circular? We’re exploring how to embrace a less wasteful life by bringing circular economy principles into your purchases! With the festive season approaching, this article also provides some good inspiration for gifts that will last a lifetime. Leasing options, usership rather than ownership, subscription models…you name it, we’ll cover it!  What is the circular economy again?…

Trees uptake of carbon dioxide predicted to drop as rising temperatures make autumn leaves fall earlier

What’s Going On Here? New research predicts that global heating will cause trees to drop their leaves three to six days earlier than expected. Consequently, forests will absorb and store significantly less carbon dioxide than scientists had hoped. What Does This Mean? In preparation for the coming winter, leaves of deciduous trees change their colour while suspending growth and extracting nutrients. This…