Last week summary

Week 20 – 26 July 2020 Apple has come forward and hit the headlines of many newspaper by claiming its carbon neutrality by 2030. In another post, we analyzed how the UN nations were performing with their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and here a silicon valley’s giant has made its move. Apple claim thatContinue reading “Last week summary”

Are ruminants evil?

Ever since we started to understand the impact we are having on our Planet, many reasons have come to light. Some seemed more obvious than others, but what struck me most at the beginning was the impact that ruminants have on the environment. Are they evil? Let’s find out, as always, together. Ruminants are mammalsContinue reading “Are ruminants evil?”

Last week summary

Week 13 – 19 July 2020 In one post we talked about the impact of our diet on the environment. The Guardian explored the implications that our choices at the supermarket checkout have on the Planet, with focus on some in particular. Read the article -> Link. The Big Butterfly count has started in theContinue reading “Last week summary”

What’s the rebound effect?

Every time our species has faced a disfunction or an opportunity to improve existing technology, it has been done so. Throughout millennia, our society has grown as a consequence of these improvements, confident enough that we were better than before. Has it always been the case? Let’s find out, as always, together. From the past…Continue reading “What’s the rebound effect?”

Last week summary

Week  5 -12/07/2020 The Guardian’s report on the UK bee’s population and some of its particularly endangered species: this time, our attention is focused on one nomadic species of bee, the six-banned bee. It is believed that this species, who heavily relies on the healthiness of another one, the long-horned bee, is endangered because ofContinue reading “Last week summary”

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: are we on track?

In 2015, the United Nations published a comprehensive document outlining the goals to achieve sustainable development and fight inequalities of all kinds within 15 years. 5 years are gone now, how are we doing? Let’s find out, as always, together. The expression “sustainable development” is thought to have been first used in 1980 at theContinue reading “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: are we on track?”

Efficient buildings: is there such a thing?

If you’ve been looking for a flat recently you most certainly received a sheet of paper by the landlord or estate agent showing how efficient is the building you are about to move into. But is that house really efficient? Let’s find out, as always, together. When talking about buildings, the main concern that companiesContinue reading “Efficient buildings: is there such a thing?”

Do you waste water?

Water has played an important part in our life since the beginning of our species. Have you ever thought about your water usage and compared to that of people living in different countries? Are your habits sustainable? Let’s find out, as always, together. CCWATER claims that households composed of 1 person in UK consume 149lContinue reading “Do you waste water?”

Plastic vs Paper: what’s worst?

It is common knowledge that plastic should be avoided when being able to choose between plastic packages over paper ones. Is it always true? What to consider when making this important choice? Let’s find out, as always, together. First, we need to understand that there are different varieties of plastic around. For today’s discussion, weContinue reading “Plastic vs Paper: what’s worst?”

What is a solstice?

Happy Summer everyone! Even though warm days came back for a while for many of you, summer officially starts today, June 20th¹. This day is also known as the summer solstice, but why we call it like that, and what happens today? Let’s find out, as always, together. The word solstice comes from the combinationContinue reading “What is a solstice?”