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Declaration of Rebellion: Civil disobedience in the name of climate change

Declaration of Rebellion: Civil disobedience in the name of climate change

Activism, Environment, Investigations, Specials
With just nine days until Rebellion Day, the environmental group Extinction Rebellion delivered a 'Declaration of Rebellion' to Downing Street warning about upcoming acts of civil disobedience. The Declaration is a warning to the government against its failure to protect UK citizens from progressing climate change crisis. It is to be followed by protests starting Monday 12th November and leading to direct action on Parliament Square on Saturday 17th November in a national Rebellion Day. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp6im5gFXcd/ Finn Harries, one of the activists who delivered the Declaration to No. 10, shared on social media: "We have no choice but to resort to civil disobedience in an attempt to protect our future." The radical UK-based environmental group states in the Declara
Big names in fashion industry sign agreement to combat plastic packaging

Big names in fashion industry sign agreement to combat plastic packaging

culture, Lifestyle
Burberry, H&M and Stella McCartney are only a few of the names who decided to clean their act and fight against plastic pollution Whether it’s the distressful statistics that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050 or the alarming news that we only have 12 years left to reverse the climate change until the point of no return – the biggest names in fashion are finally waking up and are ready to act. Undoubtedly, plastic is very advantageous. It is featherlight, long-lasting, cheap and easy to make. However, plastic is one of the most dangerous pollutants for our planet. To combat the plastic pollution and minimize the plastic that enters oceans (eight million tons yearly), 290 Organizations Worldwide including Burberry, H&M, Zara and Stella McCartney
Houseplants even you can’t kill

Houseplants even you can’t kill

culture, Environment, Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, photography
Millennials are having a moment with keeping houseplants, but what about those who don’t have the green thumb to keep them alive? Once the interior design choice of your odd aunt, creating indoor jungles of houseplants has become this generation’s latest fad. From restaurants, to well-curated shops, to boutique hotels, it has become more and more difficult to not find shop fronts and friend’s flats filling up with plants. As people have become increasingly out of touch with nature and more in touch with their screens, perhaps the trend of trying to cultivate a personal green space is inevitable. Aside from being shown that indoor plants can lift our mood, they also have the potential to clean pollution from the air and make our living quarters more inviting. https://www.instagram.
Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Where are we in our fight against plastic pollution?

Environment, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, UK, World
Plastic recycling is a vicious cycle, but is there a way out of it? The United Kingdom is the nation of takeaway coffee. According to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report, 2.5 billion coffee cups were used and thrown away in 2011. In line with the UK coffee industry’s massive growth since, the report predicts an additional 10.000 coffee shops will appear across Britain by 2025, meaning the number of disposable coffee cups would increase to 3.75 billion a year. However, 99.75% of coffee cups cannot be recycled due to the mixture of paper and plastic used in the interior of the cup. Worse, the recycling process may be entirely flawed as councils in England collect their plastic in different ways, potentially leaving people confused on what can be recycled and how. &nbs
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