Positive.News - The idea has slowly filtered into mainstream discourse, with politicians in the EU and UK introducing legislation designed to extend the lifecycle of products and make them easier to repair. Multinationals such as Ikea are also embracing the concept of a circular economy. There’s a long way to go, of course, but it’s a start. The Green Alley Award was
Study - Researchers found that the economic benefits of protecting nature-rich sites outweigh the profit potential the same sites could make by extracting resource. It suggests that even if making money – and not nature – is the priority, conserving these habitats still makes financial sense. The study, led by the University of Cambridge and the Royal Society for the Protection of
Positive.News - You want it darker?”, growled the late Leonard Cohen on the title track of his final album. To which the only conceivable answer is surely: “Er, no, you’re all right, Len, thanks for asking”. In an uncertain winter, more darkness is surely the last thing we need. Bring on the light, eh? Well, yes. Only, maybe not too literally.
OK elves,” hollers Santa, pushing his glasses down upon his nose, “let’s see who’s been good this year.” A cheer goes up around him as he runs his finger down a list, heartily ho-ho-hoing as he passes the names of the well behaved. Suddenly he stops. The workshop falls silent. “Each year the UK throws away enough wrapping paper to go
Positive.News - The air in Europe is getting cleaner, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA), which announced this week that efforts to reduce pollution have prevented around 60,000 premature deaths per year since 2009. However, the EEA’s latest data show that almost all Europeans still suffer from air pollution, leading to about 400,000 premature deaths across the continent annually. “The EEA’s
Positive.News - Frustrated by the government’s response to the climate crisis, young people in England and Scotland are taking matters into their own hands Students in Scotland have launched a campaign to get the Scottish government to provide young people with the skills they need to live sustainably. It follows the launch of a similar campaign in England, where students drafted an
Positive.News - A green recovery from the coronavirus crisis will require a rapid transition to renewable energy; a revolution that citizens can be part of by making some small but powerful changes Scientists believe it takes 66 days to break a habit. This spring, with the UK in lockdown, the National Grid went 67 days, 22 hours and 55 minutes without