The global bee population has been in a worrying decline for the past three decades. Just what is happening to our bees and how can we save them? Why are bees so important to us? Should we bother to find out why they are disappearing or can we manage without them? Here's why we need to know how to save the bees. “One in three bites of food we eat depends entirely on bees.” Why do we need to know how to save the bees?
The importance of teaching children environmental responsibility can never be understated and ideally begins when they are small. With their childlike sense of wonder and eagerness to learn, environmental responsibility can be modeled and taught to little ones from the moment they are born. Being a role model to your children is key when teaching values and instilling eco-friendly behaviors into their daily life. If children are brought up seeing, partaking of and living with Earth-friendly habits, they take them on board and the behaviors
Sometimes the sheer scale of tackling climate change can appear overwhelming. But there are small ways to protect the environment. As individuals, we can sometimes feel as if there is nothing we can do to make an impact. But certain individuals are already making a big impact on how we act regarding the environment. For example, take the ‘David Attenborough Effect’. This effect saw a 53% drop in single-use plastic in just 12 months in the US and UK. But we are not celebrities with
Reports show that more people are recycling, unfortunately, there is also an increase in rejected recycling. So what can be recycled? In the UK, a recent survey showed a remarkable 99% of British people are ‘actively recycling’. This is a huge number and shows that concern over climate change and plastic pollution is finally hitting home. But there are still problems. Although more and more of us are now getting the recycling message, it seems we don’t know what can be recycled and what can’t.
Urban transport may not always be glamorous. The trip to work us something few of us think about regularly; but these transport innovations may be about to change that for good. The daily toing and froing to work has become a part of the daily routine. We don’t tend to think about it too much. Yet, there are many new innovations in urban transport which might just make that trip to work the best part of the day. Around the world, urban transport is changing.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Anyone that is concerned with the environment will recognize this phrase. But what does it mean in practice? What is the best way to reduce, reuse, recycle? Should we be reducing and reusing more or concentrating on recycling what we use? It can be confusing. But with growing concern about climate change, it is crucial to understand each one clearly and, more importantly, which one is best. A recent Facebook post suggested we should stop recycling and start reducing our use of
The facts and statistics that detail the amount of plastic waste in the environment do not paint a pretty picture. In fact, plastic waste statistics are disastrous. In the last decade, there has been more plastic churned out of factories around the world, used (sometimes for just seconds), and dumped than ever before in history. A shocking fifty percent of this has been used just once. It is then discarded and sits festering in dump yards, waterways, and in oceans around the world, taking a
Plastic in the ocean is a problem that needs a definite, if not immediate solution. You have probably heard this rhetoric too often. How does carelessly disposed of plastic effect the environment? And what is the problem of plastic in the ocean? We answer these questions and introduce you to some mind-blowing innovations that could minimize, if not eliminate the problem. The Problem of Plastic in the Ocean and the Environment Plastic pollution causes more problems for the Earth than many of us may realize.