Happy Christmas! I didn’t think I’d have time to post to the website this week but I managed to get a bit more college work done than planned so I celebrated by putting together this newsletter. I doubt many of you will read this article on the actual day of Christmas. You probably have much better things to do but it’ll be sitting in your inbox whenever you get around to checking your emails again.
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Have a fabulous holiday break and here’s some (predominately) upbeat stories to keep you smiling all the way into 2021.
Fascinating cluster of companies in Italy running a fully circular system of clothing recycling
How to feed the world’s population sustainably
Is a 3-wheeled solar powered car the future of driving
A new app to track and reduce your plastic waste
Designer creates an inflatable aluminium chair that weigh only 1.6kg
How to know if seeds are still good
According to a study, the amount of manmade material created each week weighs the same as Earth’s total population.
This guy is turning leaves into paper in the Ukraine
99 good news stories from 2020
California guitar making company opts for city-grown trees for it’s instruments to cut it’s carbon footprint
Veggie Christmas dinner recipes
H&M invests $100 million in R&D to make a planet positive fashion industry a reality
Scottish company Brewdog now offering package-free vodka made from unsellable beer
In Finland you can recycle fat from your Christmas Ham into fuel
I really enjoy reading about this couple’s efforts to rewild land they bought in the UK
Recipe for cruelty-free mushroom froie gras
Top 10 places to watch wildlife in Ireland
Fabulous short animation on why soil is the most amazing thing on earth
Water futures set to join likes of gold and oil and trade on Wall Street for first time ever
Chocolate bar brand Tony’s Chocoloney teams up with Pharrell Williams.
54 cities on track to meet Paris Climate Agreement targets
Tom Ford has partnered with Lonely Whale’s 52HZ, to create the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize, a prize fund of $1 million for ideas to replace the thin-film plastic used for wrapping, plastic sandwich and storage bags. Submissions will be accepted until the end of January 2021.
Isle of White Distillery gets certified as Net Zero
Denmark cancels new oil and gas permits and sets date to end existing production
Tesco removes 20m items of plastic from Christmas range
Waterway protection methods in London see kingfisher numbers increase by 450%
Enjoy live footage from a watering hole in Tsavo East National Park in Kenya
Or visit a city around the world with Skyline Webcams
A useful comparison between heat pumps and gas boilers
Okay guys, that’s a wrap. Last article of 2021. I’ll still be on Facebook and Instagram so come and have a chat there if you need a break from family festivities!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS keeping this email in my inbox to read in the week when things aren’t so hectic🎅🎅🎅
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Enjoy. the Christmas break can be a great time to re-energise for the upcoming year.
Merry Christmas! You know how I feel about Christmas…so reading your post is the best thing I could do all day :). I’m a big Tony’s Chocolonely fan so am delighted to see this initiative. On the subject of rewilding, I just finished reading Wilding by Isabella Tree about rewilding a massive farm in the U.K. that her husband’s family have owned since the 1200s. Extremely detailed and well written.
OMG, I love, love, love that book and gushed about it on Instagram. I accidently got the audio version, which is narrated by the author. She has a fabulous voice. We should do a road trip over there when all this pandemic nonsense disappears.
Merry Christmas, Elaine, I have read through in bed on Christmas morning – the delights of having grown up children. Will have to come back to the links though! Hope 2021 is good too you and yours.
We sent Shay back to bed at 6am and told him to come back in at 8:00am, so it wasn’t too bad. We getting close to having no believers in the house too. I’m hoping 2021 is an improvement on 2020. It’s couldn’t be worse, eh? Hope you have a great one too.