There have been many issues that have been thrust to the forefront of our minds in recent years, not least of which has been what we can do to better protect the beautiful planet we call home. From campaigns to ditch single-use plastic and products with palm oil for eco-friendly alternatives, calls to amend our diets, and pleas to change our shopping habits, the opportunities to become more sustainable seem to be never-ending!
From bright flowers to towering trees and the slow progress of clouds across the sky, young children are fascinated by the world around them. It’s never too early to take advantage of this natural curiosity, both to lay the foundations for a lifetime of enjoying nature and to get children thinking about taking care of our planet. After all, we're talking about their home!
Every era has iconic images that shocked the world and finally inspired action, whether it was images of starving polar bears caused by the failing ozone layer or starving children as a result of the Ethiopian famine. For the next generation of conservationists, one of the most disturbing sights on earth has to be the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But what is it, how did it get there and how can we address it?
Currently, more than 500 vertebrate species are facing extinction. The higher extinction rate is being caused by human activities such as pollution and poaching. Extinction is irreversible, so if you are an environmentalist, here is a list of endangered animals that you can help preserve.
When we talk about saving the environment, we often think about conserving wildlife, saving bees and donating to charity. But what about something as simple as fashion and clothing? Can the £2 bargain top you brought from Primark last week really be causing climate change? The answer, unfortunately, is yes.
A significant amount of rubbish that comes from our home each day ends up in landfills and oceans and has a hugely detrimental effect on the environment. Going greener with eco-friendly products has never been more prevalent.
China is often regarded as the bane of environmentalism, long seen as the world’s biggest polluter and the greatest threat to reversing the man-made effects of climate change.
Bees are one of nature's good guys. They may possess a nasty sting they're willing to administer when agitated, but the good they do far outweighs the small chance of getting stung. Without bees, life on earth would be very different and a lot more difficult.