Innovation

U.K. Government is forcing corporations to make climate-related disclosures…enter Spherics

This article has been sponsored by Spherics. What’s Going On Here? Currently, there’s no legislation forcing UK businesses to measure and disclose their environmental impact. But an announcement by a government taskforce set up to review how businesses should report their environmental impact shows is changing this. According to the roadmap released by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), large finance…

Record breaking reusable rockets – exploring the sustainability of space missions

What’s Going On Here? This week SpaceX successfully launched its 100th mission, and the Falcon 9 rocket saw it’s sixth reuse, breaking the world record for the number of times a rocket has been recycled. But with space travel on the increase, and every rocket launch producing 150 times as much CO2 as a transatlantic flight, are we witnessing the rise of another deadly…

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…

Ashes to Ashes or Body to Soil?

What’s Going On Here? We all know the benefits of food composting but have you ever considered composting yourself? Sounds morbid right? It is…but it could also be highly beneficial for the environment. What Does This Mean? You may remember we wrote about water cremation last summer, and it seems alternative burials are on the rise. A pilot project carried out by…

Swipe right for climate action – OKCupid adds new ‘green filter’

What’s Going On Here? OkCupid has just launched a new feature allowing users to filter out climate change deniers…environmentalism IS sexy after all! 😍 What Does This Mean? The free dating site recently discovered that people are thinking about climate change when…dating! Their hot research found that:💚 Most daters are really concerned about climate change and are discussing the issue on their dating profiles.💚…

Less Concrete, More Bamboo: The Green Housing Revolution

What’s Going On Here? Eco-friendly bamboo buildings are being recognised as the key to humans living harmoniously with the planet. Bring on the Green Housing Revolution! What Does This Mean? Buildings with innovative design that use sustainably sourced materials AND run efficiently is not just a utopian fantasy. Architects around the world are working to design homes and public spaces that work…

Are we going round the [U]-bend?

What’s Going On Here? Scientists have developed a unique spray-on coating for toilet bowls to help poo on its way and not stick around. Research conducted has shown that even the more stubborn poo is 90% less adhesive with the sticky coating. What Does This Mean? With less poo sticking to the bowls of our toilets (I can’t believe I’m writing this sentence either),…

Will the British Army become the ultimate Eco Warriors?

What’s Going On Here? This week, the British Army admits that it must become environmentally friendly if it wants to win future wars. What Does This Mean? Navy ships powered by algae. Landmines that biodegrade. Barracks heated by horse manure. Even lead-free bullets that don’t harm the water table. No, we aren’t joking. Speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International event in London, the Chief of General Staff Sir Mark…

How can blockchain help the environment?

In Curious Earth #7 we talked about blockchain start-up INS Ecosystem. Over the next few years blockchain technology is expected to disrupt many traditional industries. Here are 7 more start-ups making similar changes. If you want to know more about how blockchain can help with business and the environment, have a look at this: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/blockchains-emerging-role-sustainability We really like this piece on 7 ways blockchain can…