Plastic Patrol founder, Lizzie Carr, paddles New York’s Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

British environmentalist Lizzie Carr is expected today to complete her eight-day paddleboarding venture, taking in the length of New York’s Hudson River, to raise awareness of plastic pollution. Covering 170 miles in eight days, the environmentalist and adventurer began her journey on 6 September at the start of the tidal river in Albany, New York State. She has also been collecting water samples so microplastic levels in … Continue reading Plastic Patrol founder, Lizzie Carr, paddles New York’s Hudson River to tackle plastic pollution

Tree-Planting Drones helping to fight deforestation

UK startup, BioCarbon Engineering, has developed a system of drones that can plant 100,000 trees a day to help save the environment. BCE uses drones to plant trees by shooting biodegradable seedpods into the ground or scattering them in the air. The seedpods are filled with a germinated seed, nutrients, and other vital components. These penetrate the earth, and, activated by moisture, grow into healthy trees. … Continue reading Tree-Planting Drones helping to fight deforestation

Green Clean rewards litter pickers with cash for trash

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is organising a series of nationwide litter picks this month to clean up the countryside ahead of the introduction of a deposit return system being introduced in England. CPRE will be taking its mobile reverse vending machine – which collects drinks containers of all materials and sizes – to various “Green Clean” litter picks being held across the country. … Continue reading Green Clean rewards litter pickers with cash for trash

The truth about veganism, plant-based foods and their impact on the environment

Shopping for groceries over the last year or so, the most prolific change in the aisles that I have seen is the section of space that is now being given over to plant-based products and vegan products. It’s not that I have an issue with veganism per se, but it’s interesting that this is given far more priority over removing the number of products containing … Continue reading The truth about veganism, plant-based foods and their impact on the environment

Addressing climate change is good for women (and their wallets!), study reveals — Grist

A major new study found that taking bold climate action could lead to $26 trillion in economic benefits worldwide through 2030. And the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report makes it clear that women can drive this boon to keep the planet from going haywire. Women and children are more than 14 times… via Addressing climate change is good for women (and their wallets!) … Continue reading Addressing climate change is good for women (and their wallets!), study reveals — Grist

Great British Beach Clean: Help rid coastlines of ocean waste by joining in Britain’s biggest beach clean up

Britain has beautiful coastlines, but even the most glorious beaches have been blighted by ocean waste. Help rid Britain’s coastlines of ocean waste by joining in the Great British Clean. Now in its 25th year, Marine Conservation Society’s annual beach clean up takes place across beaches throughout the country from 14-17 September. Some of the best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and … Continue reading Great British Beach Clean: Help rid coastlines of ocean waste by joining in Britain’s biggest beach clean up

Young activist, Greta Thunberg, protests in Sweden calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously

Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg describes herself as a “climate radical” and is protesting outside Sweden’s parliament every day and refusing to go to school until Sweden’s general election on 9 September, to draw attention to the climate crisis. The teenager, who began to get engaged in environmental issues from the age of 11, is calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously. The flyers she has with … Continue reading Young activist, Greta Thunberg, protests in Sweden calling on politicians to take climate issues seriously

Kids Against Plastic campaigning to reduce use of the BIG 4 plastic polluters

Kids Against Plastic are aiming to educate people of the UK on the negative effects of single-use plastic on the environment. The campaigning group was set up by sisters Amy and Ella Meek two years, who alongside their parents, decided that they couldn’t sit back and do nothing about the amount of single-use plastic pollution they were seeing going to landfill, onto streets, flowing into rivers, and reaching the far reaches of the world’s … Continue reading Kids Against Plastic campaigning to reduce use of the BIG 4 plastic polluters

One man and his dog vowing to clean up Britain’s coastline and raise awareness of litter pollution

One man and his dog are on a 7000-mile walking mission along the coast of Britain to raise awareness of the country’s waste problem both on land and sea. Wayne Dixon, and his Northern Inuit dog, Koda have so far travelled over 3,000 miles along the coast of the UK picking up litter and raising awareness about the country’s litter problem. The former soldier and … Continue reading One man and his dog vowing to clean up Britain’s coastline and raise awareness of litter pollution

Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

Greenpeace has hit out at big brands including Unilever, Nestlé and Mondelez for their role in deforestation for palm oil, by launching a powerful animation that shows how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to the palm oil crisis. The short animation, voiced by English actress Dame Emma Thompson, tells the story of baby Rang-tan as she causes mischief in a little girl’s … Continue reading Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil