Carbon Footprint. Those two words get thrown around a lot, whether it’s the government talking about the UK’s carbon footprint, an app telling you to measure your carbon footprint or a company advertising their low carbon footprint. The phrase is everywhere. But, what is a… Read More »Carbon Footprint: Meaning and Explanation
Over the past year, we have seen how a change in society’s behaviour can directly impact the climate. As a symptom of worldwide lockdowns, we saw emissions drop by 7% globally. Moreover, the notion of cleaner cities began to seem viable as photos circulated from… Read More »How Do We Emerge from Covid-19 Climate Friendlier?
The concept is simple; to make informed choices about the companies we support with our hard-earned cash. We need to be provided with clear, coherent information on the sustainability of the company’s activities to take control of our individual carbon footprints. Sustainability reporting is a… Read More »The Complexities of Navigating Sustainability
The environmental impact of the internet and our online activities often seem innocent due to their perceived intangibility reinforced through abstract terminology like “The Cloud”. Yet, they represent a significant contributor to our individual carbon footprints and global warming as they rely on a vast… Read More »Understanding the Internet’s Carbon Footprint
The well-known energy label which has been on products for around 20 years to help consumers choose more energy efficient appliances has changed. The original energy label ranged from A for high efficiency to F for low efficiency. As the market for efficient appliances grew,… Read More »Changes to Energy Labels On Electrical Appliances
Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth. From plants and trees, to bacteria and fungus, to animals and people. It takes into account the interactions between all different forms of life in ecosystems. As the Guardian describe, it is more formally ‘comprised of… Read More »Biodiversity & Climate Change: How They Are Linked
Last summer Rishi Sunak revealed the Green Homes Grant which meant homeowners could retrofit properties with energy efficient measures including insulation, double-glazing, heat pumps and more, and the government would pay at least two-thirds of the cost. It is said the programme has been cancelled… Read More »UK Government Cut The Green Homes Grant Early
Refrigerants are commonly used in many things you own. Whilst you are surely aware of those in your fridges and freezers, their use is becoming more widespread. With nearly all cars now containing air conditioning and household’s heat pump/air conditioning usage accelerating, the quantities in… Read More »Why You Should Care About Refrigerant Types
It is fairly widely accepted that deforestation is one of the leading causes of climate change. We hear it over and over, but what exactly about deforestation accelerates global warming? Well, there are a few reasons. Deforestation’s Direct Causes of Climate Change The most direct… Read More »How Does Deforestation Cause Climate Change?
The introduction and increasing presence of electric cars has been met with optimism from many corners of the globe. It is seen as a pivotal step in the battle against climate change. However, are there new complications that come with this new technology? There is… Read More »Electric Cars: Benefits and Potential Consequences