Environment

November 13, 2018

Banned Iceland Commercial Goes Viral After Millions Show Support Online

British supermarket chain Iceland recently had their Christmas commercial banned from airing on television after it had been deemed to breach political advertising rules. As part of a wider campaign in partnership with Greenpeace, the short animation made by creative agency Mother tells the heartbreaking story of a baby orangutan called “Rang-tan” who shows up in a little girl’s bedroom after escaping rainforest destruction caused by palm oil growers.

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October 26, 2018

European Union Votes for a Sweeping Ban on Single-Use Plastic

The European Union is saying goodbye to single-use plastic. Members of European Parliament (MEPs) voted through the measure by a wide margin in an efforts to cut down on ocean plastic. The measure was initially proposed by the European Commission in May 2018 and is expected to have no issues passing the final bureaucratic steps before going into place. As part of the measure, many single-use plastic items will be banned throughout the EU by 2021.

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October 12, 2018

Inspiring Campaign Gives 320,00 NYC Students Reusable Water Bottles for Free

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by S’well (@swellbottle) on Sep 24, 2018 at 8:34am PDT Today, environmentalists from all walks of life are looking for new ways to tackle the world’s ongoing plastic waste problem. From crowdfunding campaigns to country-wide bans, this issue continues to inspire a range of projects, including BRING IT, a new program that pledges to provide New York City’s public school students with reusable water bottles.

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October 9, 2018

UN Climate Change Report Calls for Immediate Action to Avoid Climate Catastrophe

The United Nations’ scientific and intergovernmental body to assess climate change has just released a startling report that calls into question previous climate targets. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that previous goals of keeping global warming to 2°C simply aren’t enough. According to the report, the reality is that we need to keep things to at most 1.5°C to avoid a catastrophic impact on our planet.

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