Author page: Conrad Langridge

Clean Air Day: Reducing air pollution levels by 20% could improve children’s ability to learn by one month per year!

What’s Going On Here? Global Action Plan, the Philips Foundation and the University of Manchester (UoM) reveal results from new modelling which suggests that maintaining lower air pollution levels by 20% could improve the development of a child’s working memory by 6%, the equivalent of four weeks extra learning time per year. The announcement has been made today, 8th October on National Clean Air…

How I’m making £40 per month on Fat Llama, helping others reduce their carbon footprint AND doing it with next to no effort

DIY tools are big business, with sales for 2020 forecast to be worth over $30bn USD – equivalent to the GDP of Iceland!  But the majority of these tools are purchased for household use, which by all accounts isn’t very much use at all.  According to Danish researchers at Concito: Hand drills get used for approximately 18 minutes in their lifetime, whilst…

The Great Reset – The creative industries call to embed lockdown sustainability benefits

What’s Going On Here? Purpose Disruptors, a network of individuals who work in the creative industry, have pulled together to launch The Great Reset Campaign. The campaign targets the creative industry, asking it to use advertising power to ensure that we do not lose the positive environmental shifts developed in lockdown and continue their momentum as the restrictions loosen. As the industry with…

Coronavirus puts the spotlight on “Ghost Plane” mal-practice

What’s Going On Here? 😢 Just last week airlines were being forced to waste thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty ‘ghost’ planes in order to keep flight slots during the coronavirus outbreak. 😍 Thankfully pressure on the regulators has put a hold to the madness! What Does This Mean? In order for airline companies to use an airport, they need to own a “slot pair”…

Charity Shop Shopping Top Tips

Once upon a time, the humble charity shop was frequented by thrifty pensioners and creative students looking for fancy-dress. But times have changed and now the negative impact of FAST FASHION is so widely known a new kind of shopper is filling the store… the eco-conscious! Once upon a time, the humble charity shop was frequented by thrifty pensioners and creative students looking for…

‘Biodegradable’ plastic bags not all they’re cracked up to be

What’s Going On Here? Scientists at the University of Plymouth have found biodegradable plastic bags aren’t as biodegradable as they’re supposed to be. The finding supports curious.earth concerns that ‘biodegradable’ labelling is misleading consumers and validating single use consumption. What Does This Mean? Biodegradable plastics can be broken down by living organisms… but as the study shows it may take a rather long time…

Educate girls to reduce global warming. The link between education & population.

What’s Going On Here? Educating girls has a huge positive impact on global warming. A study has ranked this effort at the 6th most important change our global society can make to cut climate change! Population growth… eeek Global population is growing, with recent stats showing year on year growth of 1.07%, or 82 million new peeps! The trouble is… More people = More emissions…