Greenwashing

Debunking $10billion Bezos Earth Fund

This article was written by Chelsea Webster and originally posted on her blog LowWastePlantBased.net When it comes to climate news, if something sounds too good to be true… it probably is. I know I sound like a pessimist, but billionaire philanthropy is being praised right and centre, with only the left seemingly being able to see through the smokescreen of hypocrisy that…

Greenwashing detectors at the ready: How to stay sceptical in the year of corporate climate pledges

What’s Going On Here? This week Amazon announced a 2-billion-dollar Climate Pledge to achieve zero carbon by 2040. The venture capital fund will power development into green operations across multiple industries, including transportation and logistics, energy generation, storage and utilisation, manufacturing and materials, circular economy, and food and agriculture. Pretty extensive eh? What Does This Mean? This year we’ll see an onslaught of environmental…

Being a Better Business…is corporate climate action on the rise?

What’s Going On Here? First BP, then Coca Cola, now Amazon – in the past week the corporates have been making the headlines as they announce new strategies to positively impact people and the planet! What Does This Mean? BP – aka the big fossil fuel giant that was not-so-long-ago found to have been funnelling millions of ££ into lobbying against climate policy – made headlines last week…

The Most Sustainable Winter Olympics Ever?

What’s Going On Here? The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics lasted just over 2 weeks and generated around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s more than Barbados produces in a year. So how were these the Olympics most sustainable Winter games ever? The answer: Carbon offsetting. What Does This Mean? Carbon offsetting allows people to invest in environmental projects around the world to…