If you are truly concerned about your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the environment, you can easily make these six small changes to your daily routine and be happy with the new and greener lifestyle you and your family have chosen.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget to British Parliament on 22 November 2017, announcing new measures to address air pollution, which included a vehicle excise duty increase for new diesel cars not meeting emissions limits. The extra income will be invested in the £22m clean air fund.
Driverless cars were praised as being part of cutting-edge UK technology and an additional £400m investment is to be put into electric cars.
While this is a much-needed response, much more needs to be done.
In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Is there a source of energy so perfect and pure that can be used on a daily basis without limitations, pollution, and global warming emissions? Our sun is, without a doubt, the oldest source of energy on Earth. Since ancient times, people have found ways to harness its vast energy potential. Over the years, solar energy systems have moved towards a truly sustainable energy source that, apart from being economic, has many environmental benefits. Still, a wide-scale use of solar systems in recent years has revealed potential negative environmental implications that we need to solve in order to continue with the development of solar farms.
Vegan leather exists. You may ask yourself how? Or what makes it real? It might be hard to believe and sound ridiculous, yet it’s true – at least, partially. Vegan leather isn’t actually leather at all, it only resembles leather. So much so it can pass off as nearly identical to other leather products, such as leather pants, jackets, or other leather products.
The process involves using the bacteria produced from making fermented Kombucha tea, as does one company known as BioCouture, ran by Suzanne Lee, and using this by-product bacteria by hardening it into a textile. The material is grown using living organisms.
Want to go vegan but simply love and crave meat too much to give it up? How many times have you heard that many of the World’s issues can be solved with bacon? Not sure how or why people say that, but they do… because bacon.
Yet what if there was another way? A way we could still enjoy the flavors and textures of meat without having to actually kill any animals or harm the environment? Sounds too good to be true.
Yet that is exactly the mission folks behind the company SuperMeat and Beyond Meat hope to achieve.
According to World Health Organisation statistics, there are around 1 billion active tobacco smokers globally, with high demand earning the world’s 6 largest tobacco firms a staggering $35 billion each year, equating to more than $1000 every second. Even with powerful public health messages about the effects of smoking, both in the developed world and in poorer regions, demand for smoking remains incredibly strong. The health arguments against smoking are well-known and much repeated, but smoking also has some major environmental implications, which are often overlooked. In this article, we examine some of those implications, including land use, paper production, rubbish problems and air pollution.
Eco-friendly is not just a fancy term your weird painter/photographer friend uses while sipping organic juice, no. Taking care of nature and the environment has become a very important matter in today’s world of global warming and increasingly diminishing natural resources.
If you are not eco-mindful by now, it’s time to board the eco train, because if humans don’t take matters into their own hands in the struggle to save mother Earth, who will? What kind of Earth will we be leaving to our children?
One of the more pressing matters of environmental issues is energy consumption, which is at an all-time high.
Here is how you can help nurture our Earth by implementing small changes into your home that will not only help the environment but are also a healthier option for you and your family.