Tomorrow at 8:30 – 9:30pm is Earth Hour, which means millions of people across the world will be switching off their non-essential lights for the 60 minutes. The annual campaign, led by WWF, is a global movement to protect our planet and has become the biggest of its kind. Last year, 188 countries and territories got involved and this year, the campaign’s focus is the loss of nature and ‘why nature matters to you’. Indeed, the Earth’s biodiversity is suffering from our destructive activities and without a functioning natural environment, we will be the ones that suffer.
We're now well into December, which means it's your last chance to make 2018 as environmentally friendly as possible. With the Christmas festivities coming up, we don't want your sustainable actions so far to go to waste. From vast amounts of food waste and excessive packaging to draining Christmas tree lights, there's a true cost to our festive luxuries.
This Friday is Black Friday, which means a day of shopping, great bargains, and irresistibly discounted items. The day is known to mark the beginning of the festive shopping period, with consumers heading to the shops in their masses. From clothing to electricals, homewares and everything in between, there are endless deals - people go wild for Black Friday, quite literally.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a critical report earlier this month expressing serious concerns for the future of our planet as we know it. The world’s leading climate scientists warned that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to limit climate change catastrophe. They even stated that we have just 12 years to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5C above current temperatures. Beyond this ‘tipping point’, irreversible and disastrous effects would runaway including widespread drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty. Clearly, this is worrying stuff.
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