Does anyone else feel as if things are starting to lift? Maybe it’s the spring weather but I’m getting a lot more opportunities and queries through the door, which is just thrilling and making lockdown a lot easier.
I don’t think I could ever go back to being an employee. As much as I love the idea of belonging to an office community I adore the rollercoaster world of being self-employed. Sure there are plenty of downs but you never know what’s around the corner, and that makes life a helluva lot more exciting!
And now for some excitingly positive (mostly) eco news from around the world
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I got a first in my Masters in Product Design for the Circular Economy!!!!!!!
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, has sold its entire portfolio of companies focused on oil exploration and production.
Bitcoin is now consuming more electricity than the whole of Argentina.
South Australia has become the largest grid in the world to have 100% of its electricity demand met by solar power.
Finding sustainable restaurants has become easier with the Eco Tables platform
The University in TU Delft is working on a Circular Kitchen Project
Blue Patch is a new directory for British and Irish Brands
Fishermen in Namibia have reduced the accidental deaths of seabirds from 30,000 per year in 2009, to just 215, by simply adding bird-scaring lines on all fishing boats.
The UK’s crane population is recovering after being has virtually wiped out by hunters 400 years ago, thanks to the restoration of wetland habitats.
A US based bloggers experience of using cloth sanitary pads, and most importantly and unsponsored article! and using a menstrual cup
A shocking visual of all the animals killed by domestic cats
but fear not, a recent study finds that meaty meals and play stops cats killing wildlife
Are mobile nano factories the future of manufacturing? Unilever think so
Company that own Vans, North Face and Timberland reveal it’s supply chain in unprecedented transparency move
Oil giant Exxon has posted a loss of $22 billion as the pandemic has cut into demand. Shell has lost $21 billion. There will be more such headlines to come for fossil fuel companies that aren’t diversifying.
IKEA is planning to sell spare furniture parts in its stores as a way to prolong the life of its products
According to the author of ‘The Self Sufficient Garden’ you only need 400sqm metres in Ireland to feed a family of 4 for a year
Decathlon embracing the circular economy model with a new scheme that seeks to encourage customers to recycle or repair their bikes, instead of buying new ones.
This is an old story but still worth sharing, Dutch town goes with bat-friendly streetlights
If you’ve got 20 minutes to spare this weekend, have a look at the Fully Charged Show’s episode from Shenzhen, and how they are running 16,000 electric buses.