No uplifting intro this time round. Had a rough week, on multiple fronts and better to keep this short and sweet than inflict my woes on you lovely people.
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Make your bike electric by just changing the front wheel
Replacing coal plants with renewables is cheaper 80% of the time
Travel agents specialising in flight free travel in the UK and Europe
UK supermarket Co-op to make carbon neutral own-brand food by 2025
Tesco to offer favourable finance to suppliers wanting to make sustainable changes to their business
New online game about the political, environmental and social choices humans will face between 2021 and 2100 as we adapt to the ravages of climate change
New painted Volkswagan ads in UK claim to eat smog
Study finds climate change is causing earth’s axis to shift
Irish climate change conference June 23 and 24th
Free workshop by Kilkenny Volunteer Centre on supporting biodiversity in your community takes place on May 21st
The Irish state spent 2.5 times more on fossil fuel subsidies than climate supports over past decade
Irish town Ballincollig creates pollinator corridor
For every bottle they recycle The Perfume Shop will plant a tree
Goats to be used to keep down Gorse on Howth hill in order to prevent wild fires
Hope Reef, the start of the world’s largest coral reef restoration programme, has been unveiled off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Is the concept of Net Zero a dangerous trap that distracts us from real sustainability? (podcast)
A very good analysis of Amazon’s sustainability report
Laundry powder made from carbon emissions goes on sale in China!
You can now buy discounted end-of-line luxury fabrics from luxury brand owner LVMH
Application for prizes for new Sustainable Building Concepts now open. Deadline May 31st
Irish brand of vegan, cruelty-free, plant-based hair dye is launched onto the market
Time lapse of our impact on the planet
Mobile repair truck in Catalunya (video)
RTE supports laptop donation scheme for disadvantaged students
Probiotic soap that cleans rivers!
Meat substitute made from jackfruit
Deadstock shoe resale company starts up in the UK
Singapore to build a car-free forest town
€15,000 in funding available from GMIT for innovative startups
The Peruvian government has established the 10,000 km² Yavarí Tapiche Reserve for uncontacted peoples deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Nest counts of green turtles increase by 162% in North Cyprus since 1993.
Coffe hub built from construction waste
A paint so white it actually cools surfaces
Foodie website Epicurious to cease adding new recipes that include beef
Timberland and parent company to create world’s first regenerative rubber supply system for footwear
Electric vehicles in Shetland are now being fuelled purely by the power of the sea
IKEA team up with MUD jeans to offer recycled denim sofa covers
2 thoughts on “Newsletter – May week 2”
Thanks for the shout out, Elaine!
Much appreciated. Sorry your week was a tough one. At least things are opening up…
(Having said that, I find the crowds annoying now!)
My pleasure. I don’t always have a comment for your articles but I always read them and have a load bookmarked. They’re always so well researched and informative!