Newsletter – July Week 2

Sustainable News

Tons of positive sustainable stories this week! Thank god. I made the mistake of reading mainstream media this week. Gosh how depressing. No wonder people are so sad these days.

As always these news items are shared on my Living Lightly in Ireland Facebook page during the week but FB is a nightmare when it comes visibility, so here they all are in one place! If you ever want to find out what I’m doing in my day to day life follow me on my Living Lightly in Ireland Instagram Account

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Furniture made from old tights! 

Of 1000 people polled in Ireland 71% said they felt that climate change is very or extremely serious

Unilever sets out €1bn strategy to tackle climate change

Review of eco sunscreens

Know when to harvest your potatoes

Council give support for tree planting around Waterford city

Health experts from across the global issue support and guidance on use of reusable during pandemic

Break free from Plastic are offering microgrants to college campus’ wanting to go plastic-free

Jakarta to ban single-use plastics from July 1st

Denmark to quadruple its total offshore wind energy capacity by 2030

Indigenous people in Brazil win case against illegal logging. Hope they do end getting paid!

Germany unveils the greenest stimulation plan

Ethiopia to plant 5 million trees in 2020

China to allocate $57 billion to environment protection

Dominican sisters commit $46 million to seed new climate solutions funds

Red Squirrel is making a comeback thanks to the reintroduction of pine martins

Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finland has joined forces with Canada and the Netherlands to host three high-level events to address the important role circularity plays in the economies of the future

Amazon announces 2 billion climate pledge fund

UK farmers to plant pop-up rain forest 

Could 2019 have been the peak of coal and oil use?

Food giant Dole aims to eliminate food waste by 2025

Send a postcard to your local supermarket telling them you’re sick of plastic 

Love the idea of farmers guiding our response to climate change

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has announced the creation of a new national park to protect threatened species.

M&S relaunches ‘Little Shop’ toys using more cardboard and repurposed plastic

First chair made from reclaimed fishing nets

Thanks to Arsenal Football Club’s Hector Bellerin, One Tree Planted will plant 3,000 trees for every game the team wins starting in June, 2020!

Clever website that tells you when to bake if you want to use renewable energy in the UK

Noticed that Cos are now selling underwear and swimwear made from recycled nylon

Beautiful poem read by Jane Goodall with a free downloadable children’s book

An app to help identify the 8 most common bumblebees. It’s meant for the UK but not harm in trying it out here



Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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