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Stories from the Frontline – Episode 2: People and Projects to Watch (that you might not have heard of, but you really really should…)

Welcome to our second article from Curious Earth’s new ‘Stories on the Frontline’ series.  If you weren’t already aware of this new initiative, Stories on the Frontline aims to focus and give voice to the Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA) of climate change. Extractivism, ecocide and the effects of the climate and ecological crisis do not affect the global population equally.…

Bitcoin: A bit bad for the environment?

It’s been in the news for a while, but over the past few months, coverage of Bitcoin has gone a bit crazy. With high levels of investment, including some high-profile backers, the value of Bitcoin has increased 6x in the past year! But what is not widely publicised are the environmental implications of this craze – are Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a…

Seaweed to save us?

This grassy green marine plant is well known within the rockpools and beaches of our coastlines, but did you know about the additional benefits this plant can provide? We’ve taken a deep dive (excuse the pun) into how seaweed is helping us turn the tide (sorry, I’ll stop now…) on climate change in a variety of curious ways…. Seaweed as an important…

Constructive Climate Conversations – How to talk to THAT person about environmental issues

It’s lockdown. We’re stuck at home or walking laps around our local park. So here at Curious.Earth we’re not going to preach about how you can reduce your carbon footprint from travel – unless you’re an Instagram influencer your footprint is probably negligible right now. So instead, this week we’re offering some useful insight and tips on how to positively impact an…

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?…

Greening my finance – a guide to making your money positively impact our planet!

What is Green Finance? Green finance is about spending and saving your pounds in a manner that helps to move us towards a climate-friendly future.  Green finance, ethical investment and sustainable finance are terms that are becoming increasingly prolific within the financial sector. And as active participants in the local and global economy, we can use our money to act out our…

Investment gets political…divestment from anti-climate lobbyists!

What’s Going On Here? One of the biggest financial asset management firms has moved its investments out of major petrochemical and mining companies due to their actions lobbying against green policies. What Does This Mean? Storebrand, a Norwegian firm with investments of $90bn, has divested from (moved money out of) major oil, gas and mining companies including ExxonMobil, Rio Tinto and Chevron.…