According to Tree Hugger there’s a new movement in town. It is called Redecetarian and it aims to encourage reduced consumption of meat, fish and dairy with a view to both reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health outcomes. Co-founder Brian Kateman says that it is about empowering everyone to make healthier and more eco-friendly food choices - so are you in or out? … [Read more...]
Could You Go Back To Eating Meat?
A recent study by the Humane Research Council found that 84% of vegetarians go back to eating meat at some point in their lives. One Green Planet argues that what matters is trying something heroic and positive. Any little bit that we can decrease the demand of animal products is a positive step – and the majority of Americans are cutting down on their meat and dairy consumption. This is not only good for the environment but a key ingredient … [Read more...]
Green Is The New Black
Green is the new black – so is it possible to do sustainable fashion? Clothes and accessories are so easy to come by now but there’s a dark side to production on such a mass scale. According to Forbes the fashion industry is the third most polluting industry on earth after oil and agriculture. However companies like Stella McCartney and G-Star RAW have joined forces through Fashion Positive – a new initiative aimed at accelerating innovation … [Read more...]
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Seattle Develops Nation’s First ‘Food Forest’
Seattle is leading the way by developing the nation’s first ‘food forest’ filled with hundreds of edible plants, free to anyone and everyone. Volunteers have carved the Beacon Food Forest public garden from two acres of Seattle Public Utilities. According to seattlepi.com the community-driven project has designed the space to look like a two-dimensional DNA helix from overhead with its rows of plants. The Beacon Food Forest’s mission is … [Read more...]
Netherlands Solar-Powered Illuminated Bike Lane Inspired By Van Gogh
In many places, just getting a bike lane put in can be an uphill challenge. So a solar-powered illuminated bike lane seems virtually impossible. However according to Tree Hugger that's just what you'll find in Nuenen, in the Netherlands. They’ve put in a short stretch of path (inspired by Van Gogh's painting Starry Night) that is solar powered. The path is embedded with twinkling mosaic chips coated with a special paint, it then absorbs light … [Read more...]
Joint Announcement On Climate Change Is The Most Important Advance For Years
According to The A-list, the recent US-China joint announcement on climate change and energy is the most important advance for many years. China has agreed a clear target to reach a peak of CO2 emissions no later than 2030, with the intention of trying to peak earlier than 2030. The US’s failure to act decisively on its own emissions for two decades has long been defended by the Senate on the basis that the US should act only if China does as … [Read more...]
Edible Waste Free Packaging Does Exist – But Do We Want It?
Tree Hugger questions the sense of a single food item that gets consumed within seconds leaving behind a piece of packaging that will linger on Earth for years. ‘Zero Wasters’ are strict about what they buy in terms of packaging, but the majority of us need to get over the mental barrier of buying things sold loose. A Swedish company has come up with a series of food packages where the packaging has the same life span as the foods they contain. … [Read more...]
US & UK Giving Tax Breaks To Explore New Reserves
The guardian reports that rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change. The most detailed breakdown yet of global fossil fuel subsidies has found that the US government provided companies with $5.2bn for fossil fuel exploration in 2013. Most of the support was in the … [Read more...]
How Are You Trying To Save The Earth?
"Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry with tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you too will die." John Hollow Horn, Oglala Lakota, 1932 Image Credit: SavetheEarth … [Read more...]
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