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What is Climate Change & How might we stop it with Environmental Advanced Sciences

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What is Climate Change?

limate Change is the largest, most challenging moral crisis in the history of mankind. This is a fact supported by science and scientists the world over; the facts on climate change are haunting and the body-politics needs to catch up with the population at large.

In 2008, the United Nations Development Program characterized climate change as “the defining human development challenge of the 21st century.”

So knowing what we know, where do we go from here? Let’s start with the problem itself, the year is 2019; we need more than the “who what when where and why” we need a realistic “how”? We need to consider this without a human based agenda or ego, without inconvenience and self-pity. We need leaders and to be leaders, we need to challenge the world views that are holding us Eco-Warriors back.

We challenge those who are blind to the fact that humans are not superior to this planet, we live on this planet and need it to live. Even if we could leave, it should be cherished. The planet is not an inanimate object for us to just lay roads and place houses on, but a living breathing biodiverse entity with many species and ecosystems. This used to be known and has only recently dropped from the human psyche. The various natural systems work in an intertwined way, relying and thriving in a circular motion as they fulfill their place in the circle of life here on Earth. Mankind was the only species who diverted from the plan and we are seeing the damage that has caused, daily. With evolution inhibiting almost every other part from doing its job as well.

Stewardship (or the lack thereof) related to the human species has resulted in runaway Climate Change. The direct driver of climate change is the issue of today’s atmosphere having an abundance of carbon dioxide and methane which are but two examples of greenhouse gases that are caused both directly and indirectly by our human actions daily. These gases allow visible light to pass through while absorbing the infrared light (the hot light not the visible light) and that in turn heats up the planet (hence the name global warming). The more the atmosphere heats up, it in turn emits even more infrared (hot) light and re-absorbs it. The energy coming from the sun has always measured the same, however what’s leaving the atmosphere has decreased drastically over time. The planet has been running a fever for a while, changing the overall climate, creating changing weather systems, bringing both extreme heat and cold to places in the world where their presence ruins ecosystems. Hence the name ‘Climate Change’.

Vocabulary/Words:

Climate Change: Largest moral crisis in the history of mankind; we have 10 years to get the planets fever under control.

Climate Scientist: Most reliable source to date in climate knowledge and education; most reliable source in the world. (Ivy league schools across the U.S. like Cornell Institute are expanding their climate education systems everyday. Cornell established its Institute for Climate Smart Solutions in 2013. “The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS) builds stakeholder capacity and works toward a future where agricultural, environmental, and social systems are resilient in the face of a rapidly changing climate and have reduced their impacts on the climate system.”

UNEP or United Nations Environment Programme: is an agency of the United Nations, coordinates the organization’s environmental activities and assists developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.

IPCC or Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations, dedicated to providing the world with an objective, scientific view of climate change and its political and economic impacts.

UNFCC or United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: is an international environmental treaty with an objective to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”.

Moral Crisis: Moral Crisis is a situation where you are definite about being forced to think of doing something which you believed as wrong. Moral crisis is not reconcilable and shall keep reappearing in your thoughts like a haunt.

Ecosocialism: Ecosocialism is a vision of a transformed society in harmony with nature, and the development of practices that can attain it. It is directed toward alternatives to all socially and ecologically destructive systems, such as patriarchy, racism, homophobia and the fossil-fuel based economy.

There are also two redefined Vocabulary/Words that have evolved through Climate Change

As we before had the “terrorist”, we now have the “Eco-Terrorist”: Eco-terrorism attacks people or things that threaten the environment or the wildlife it supports.

As we before had the “refugee”, we now have the “Climate Change Refugee”: A refugee that flees their home not because of famine, death or disease or a corrupt governmental system but a person that flees their home due to an unlivable climate condition.

Unrealistic Structural Plan

90% of the human population would be eliminated immediately while the remaining 10% follow this “Realistic Structural Plan” below. This is what will happen itself we do not follow the plan below by default.

Realistic Structural Plan

1. Majority of the Human population go vegan and Vegetarian

During the Poland & Germany U.N. Climate Summit, 300 of the world’s top climate scientists concluded that the majority of the world’s carbon emissions are coming from ‘factory farming’. The IPCC report from 2017 stated that factory farming made up for 15% of the worlds emissions. While transportation (including motor vehicles, planes and trains) accounted for 7% placing as our number two contributor. Seems pretty clear that if we wanted to slash emissions drastically we would all go vegan.

2. ELIMINATE Carbon Waste (which will produce alcohol fuel that can potentially phase out fossil fuels QUICK)

Most don’t realize that landfills an biowaste (from the earth, overgrown forests, algae etc) cannot be reused or recycled and reducing is not ELIMINATING what is already here. Which we all know is already TOO MUCH an the landfills are continuously growing an spilling into the oceans. Eliminating carbon waste/pollution while simultaneously cutting factory farming emissions and having a tool that can be utilised to phase out the fossil fuel industry without billionaires jobs lost in one day and barrels of gasoline(oil) sitting all over the place with all forms of transportation and shipping at a halt.

A phase out using alcohol based fuel produced from eliminating carbon waste coupled with a time limit an carbon tax (that I use to oppose back when I didn’t fully understand all aspects of our realistic options) will forcefully push us to surpass our emissions goal and even reverse the damage we’ve already done. Carbon waste to alcohol fuel breeds global methodology and realism vs. rioting and hysteria as if one day everyone’s going to stop disrespecting the environment an all will be better.

Couple 1&2; successfully win the fight on Climate Change. We’re fighting ourselves and this should not be that hard. We’re also fighting something that we did and are still currently doing be wise facts were ignored over decades.

We set our own house on fire. We need to act accordingly.

MISSY MUSGROVE

ECOSOCIALIST, ECOACTIVST

EDITOR & CONTENT WRITER

WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ADVANCED SCIENCES

With support by Crowdleaf.org.uk

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 10th February 2019

Hello and welcome to the first CrowdLeaf Newsletter for February.

There are some new wildlife emoji’s for 2019 – check them out here.

Please feel free to like and follow us on Facebook here.

If you have and idea, article or an event you would like to share on our newsletter just contact us via email at the bottom of the newsletter or send us a message through Facebook.

Guest Articles

We have some great guest articles this week by Mar Introini:

A green environment by bottom up initiatives?

The sky is the limit … towards a green innovative transport

How to be green and not die trying

Climate Change and Pollution

Climate change: UK capture project begins

UK parents ‘worryingly unaware’ of damage from air pollution

A young girl blows into a spirometer during a photocall to promote clean air in London.

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

The Khumbu glacier

New segregated cycle ways are to be built in Southampton’s inner Avenue

Mayflower Theatre to ditch plastic straws as part of new green agreement

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Energy

The truth about big oil and climate change

BP to explain how business chimes with paris Climate deal

Signage for a BP petrol station in London

Court rules out Hunter Valley calming on climate change grounds

Wildlife and Conservation

Farmers fury over effects of SNH policy on wildlife

California looks to enlist hunters in wildlife conservation push

The state of California is trying to recruit more young people to hunt.

Anglesey’s bid to wipe out American mink from island

Leave grey squirrels and all animals alone

A grey squirrel

Spelling bee’s? No, but they can do arithmetic, says researchers

Recycling and Sustainability

Eco warriors at local school get to grips with crisp recycling

Is recycling really worth my time?

Your ultimate guide to buying ethical and sustainable fashion

Children should be taught about the perils of fast fashion as early as possible

Mexican company converts avocado pits into completely biodegradable plastic

Ikea to sell refurbished furniture to boost culture of recycling

Events

Natural Babies – Testwood Lakes 12th, 19th, 26th February

Southampton Repair Cafe 9th February

Southampton Vegan Fair 9th February

Youth Strike4Climate – Southampton 15th February

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 16th February

Public Open Meeting and 2019AGM meeting 26th February

Handy Websites

Recycle Your Textiles – Fire Fighters

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

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London Air Pollution Live Data

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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 31st January 2019

Hello and welcome to another CrowdLeaf newsletter.

We hope you are still keeping your new years resolutions so far this year! How many of you took the pledge to go vegan for Veganuary? How many of you will stick to it longer term? How amazing is it that there is a tasty alternative to most of our favourites these days guilt free of harming animals in any way?! We think that  it is a great achievement to help people make the change even if it is just cutting out some meat or dairy.

As the weather seems to be turning colder please leave food out for wildlife that will still be foraging for food. Also, check up on anyone you know who maybe vulnerable that may require some assistance if the weather becomes too bad. Bringing back some community spirit 🙂

Climate Change and Pollution

Trump fundamentally confuses climate change link with extreme cold weather: ‘Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!’

Muck-Spreading could be banned to reduce air pollution

A tractor in a field spreading manure.

Teenager activists takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos

Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg

‘The Garden of Eden is no more’, David Attenborough warns Davos summit

Air pollution ‘as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage’

A pregnant woman

Billionaire gives most of his fortune to save the ocean from plastic

Wildlife and Conservation

Happy eco-campers: protecting wildlife in Cambodia

Sparrows and starlings suffer ‘alarming’ declines in gardens over past 40 years

Since 1979, the average number of starlings seen in the Big Garden Birdwatch has fallen by four-fifths

Deadly rabbit virus threatens UK brown hare population

European brown hare

Industry alliance sets out $1bn to tackle oceans plastic waste

Six in 10 wild coffee species endangered by habitat

An Ethiopian coffee farmer, 234 miles south-west of Addis Ababa, harvests his crop.

Recycling and Sustainability

Plastic pollution: Morrisons to trial 20p paper bags

UK shoppers get £30k in the first supermarket trial using reverse vending machines for plastic bottles

Llangollen mum’s crisp packet recycling drive

Mair Davies

Floating parks made from plastic waste could help communities tackle pollution

M&S plastic take-back recycling scheme launches in stores

M&S is encouraging shoppers to drop off empty containers that would otherwise get sent to landfill (Photo: Getty Images)

Events

South sea Beach Watch 2nd February

Natural Babies – Testwood Lakes 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February

Southampton Repair Cafe 9th February

Southampton Vegan Fair 9th February

Youth Strike4Climate – Southampton 15th February

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 16th February

 

Handy Websites

Recycle Your Textiles – Fire Fighters

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 9th January 2019

Hello and welcome to CrowdLeaf newsletter in 2019 – Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a great christmas and New Year.

Here at CrowdLeaf we are seeing this year as a doing year – being more active in making the world a cleaner, more environmentally friendly and sustainable place.

Did you miss the radio show with Xan philips and Ryan Carter on Voice FM last Thursday? No worries! you can catch up here.

Do you have an article or event you would like shared? Please get in contact and we will see how we can help!

Climate Change and Pollution

Southampton City Council drops Clean Air Zone Plans to charge vehicles

Costa Rica plans to be the first plastic-free AND carbon-free country in the world by 2021

Caroline Lucas urges parliament to ‘seriously consider’ tax on meat’

Murray Grey beef cattle in Perthshire, Scotland

UK health body calls for Copenhagen style bike-friendly streets

London nurseries to get air purifiers after toxic air concerns

Climate change and pollution among topics at BTYSTE

Toxic fumes threaten our children. We have to take on the pollution lobby

Children wearing smog pollution masks

‘Right to repair’ gathers force

US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second

Wildlife and Conservation

The biggest issues for wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019

Wildlife officer adds a ‘Bee Brick’ to his home to help save Britain’s endangered bees

Bee and lavender

Children take part in biggest wildlife survey in schools

Fireworks banned on the Galapagos to protect wildlife

Recycling and Sustainability

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes

Energiesprong homes in Nottingham

Caroline Lucas calls for action in Brighton recycling row

‘Ditch cling film and switch to soap’: 10 easy ways to reduce your plastics use in 2019

A plastic bottle littering a beach in Melbourne, Australia. More than 8m tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year.

Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers

Recycle your textiles – The Fire Fighters Charity

Events

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 19th January

Winter open day and January sale – Southampton Scrapstore 19th January

South sea Beach Watch 2nd February

Handy Websites

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 18th December 2018

 

Hello and welcome to this weeks newsletter.

We would like to hear from anyone who would like to add their articles, ideas or events to the CrowdLeaf newsletter to share their work further. Please feel free to contact myself (Vicky) or Ryan to see how we can help. Add us on Facebook by liking our page.

If you missed Thursday evenings show on Voice FM, catch up here where Amanda Smith, Rhino Conservationist joins Xan Philips.

Who’s excited for the christmas holidays to begin? I know we are here at CrowdLeaf! This will be the last newsletter for this year so we would like to wish everyone a very merry christmas to you all and a happy, healthy, green and

prosperous new year and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019.

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Climate Change and Pollution

Business as usual over clean-air zone

Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Motorway viaduct in the Alps, Italy

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Delegates smile after adopting the final agreement at the COP24 UN climate change conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland.

Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

The countdown to zero carbon requires many shades of green

Climate action Trumps Trump

How to make a carbon tax popular? Give the proceeds to the people

Energy

Big on batteries: government finally seizes on lithium-ion potential

electric car logo

Weather watch: How do we store surplus renewable energy?

Harvesting renewable energy from the sun and outer space at the same time

Wildlife and Conservation

Chester Zoo fire: £120,000 raised by public to be spent on conservation

Fire at Chester Zoo

How outdated tree-felling laws are putting rare woodland wildlife at risk

Protected woodland species like the red squirrel are put at risk by the loophole in timber harvesting laws

Cambodia seizes record three-tonne of African ivory

‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

Recycling and Sustainability

Plan for food waste to be separated

Food waste

Big change to recycle black plastic

Land sec teams up with coffee retailers on industry cup recycling drive

The possibilities are endless? Our changing relationship with what we chuck out

Tetrapak recycling in the UK

Events

Southampton Greenpeace Monthly Meeting 18th December

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 19th January

Handy Websites

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 3rd December 2018

Welcome all to the CrowdLeaf newsletter where we bring up to date and relevant news, articles and events about the environment and our planet.

We are really excited here at CrowdLeaf at this festive time of year but also feel strongly about making it as sustainable as possible. Here are a few ideas in making your christmas more eco friendly.

If you have any other thoughts or ideas about achieving a sustainable christmas why not join us on Facebook and let us know.

Alternatively, if you have an event or article you would like shared on our newsletter please contact us via the email address at the bottom of the page 🙂

Climate Change and Pollution

Climate Change: Where are we in seven charts and what you can do to help

“We are the last generation that can stop climate change” – UN summit

A 'stop global warning' sign

Climate Change: Last four years are ‘worlds hottest’

Cow burps, food miles and climate change

Air Pollution: Madrid bans old cars to reduce emissions

Road markings show the controlled traffic zone in central Madrid, Spain, 30 November 2018

Total ban on plastics ‘could damage environment’

Would you pledge not to fly for a year?

Wildlife, Conservation and Environment

Welsh firms to be discouraged from ‘non-ethical’ palm oil use

Palm oil

Reclassifying remaining 4,000 Tigers in world could help save them from extinction, research says

Latest analysis confirms six living species of tiger, with three additional species lost to extinction since 1930s

Developers may have to enhance wildlife habitats, says Gove

Trump to allow seismic blasting harmful to marine creatures

Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk

Queensland fox decimated by record heatwave

Spectacled flying fox

Microplastic toxins leave shellfish at mercy of predators

Recycling and Sustainability

Ecological Footprint Calculator – What is your ecological footprint?

We label fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food?

 

Confidential documents made into toilet paper at recycling plant

Events

Palm oil petitioning on Southampton Common 8th December

Southampton Vegan Xmas Vegan Fair 15th December

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 15th December

Clothes Swap and Xmas Party at Boulder Shack 15th December

Southampton Greenpeace Monthly Meeting 18th December

Handy Websites

Ecological Footprint Calculator – How ecological are you? Find out here

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 30th October 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter.

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Happy All Hallows Eve to you all from all of at CrowdLeaf and hope everyone enjoys the festivities.

A few ideas for what you could to do with those carved pumpkins before they go soggy is to compost them, or give them to nature and let the birds and animals take what they need as the weather gets colder. Try not to leave them on the floor however as hedgehogs get an upset tummy from pumpkin as much as they enjoy them.

If you fancy trying some roasted pumpkin seeds, a little suggestion is to try washing and then drying them, cover the seeds in some melted butter with a small amount salt and roast them for around 45mins on a baking tray, gas mark 6/200c!!

Also a reminder to check bonfires before they are lit for sleeping hedgehogs –

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If you have an article or photography you would like to share (some carved pumpkins would be great!) please contact us and we can see if we can share it on our next article.

Climate and Pollution

Air pollution is the new tobacco. Time to tackle this epidemic

Exhaust fumes from a car in Putney High Street in Putney, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BP, Unilever and volkswagon among firms facing investor challenge over climate change policy

Expanding Bitcoin use will push global warming above 2C in two decades

Air Pollution: Half a million early deaths in Europe despite progress

European parliament approves sweeping ban on single-use plastics

Plastic pollution in oceans

Energy

Shell starts rollout of ultrafast electric car chargers in Europe

Electric car charger

Fracking halted in Lancashire after 17th earthquake in 9 days

Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall

Wildlife and Conservation

Living Planet 2018: ‘Step up’ call over Welsh wildlife

Wildlife Trade: Why lion cubs are turning up across Europe

Adder extinction fear over ‘image problem’ in the UK

Britain’s busiest Autumn animals

A Red deer stag with a hind during rutting season © Dgwildlife/Getty

Climate change is ‘escalator to extinction’ for mountain birds

‘We’ve never seen this’: Massive glaciers shrinking rapidly

Scientists warn of trawler damage to coastal waters

Recycling and Sustainability

Plastics packaging tax to fund waste management from 2022

plastics

West Mersea childminder turns beach litter into poppies

‘Worst case’ of fly-tipping discovered

Kellogg’s UK announcement new sustainable strategy

Events

Sunny fields Pumpkin Festival 20th – 31st October

Help Clean Southsea Beach 3rd November

Hampshire Farmers Market Oxford Street Southampton 3rd November

Portsmouth Green Drinks 8th November

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 17th November

Southampton Vegan Festival 17th November

Handy Websites

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

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CrowdLeaf Newsletter 24th October 2018

Welcome to this weeks edition of the CrowdLeaf Newsletter.

Autumn is now well under way, so get those lovely autumnal photos sent over if you want them in future newsletters.

Please also consider that as the cold is setting in to leave bird feeders with nuts and seeds for those who won’t be hibernating and will still be foraging for food.

Sustainable Societies are running a competition for stories that touch upon a sustainable society and practice. Click here for full details.

Let’s remember to be mindful, there’s always more to do to support our cause and help spread awareness to help save our beautiful planet.

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Climate Change and Pollution

‘Elecrtofuels’ that increase plane ticket price by 60% only way to clean up air travel report finds

Aviation is currently on track to use a quarter of the planet’s annual carbon budget by 2050

Anti-plastic focus ‘dangerous distraction’ from climate change

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned within a year

Plastic straws, which could be banned under the proposed legislation.

The UK’s discoveries: plastic-eating enzymes and seawater biofuels

The challenge of recycling waste in Antartica

Energy

Blackpool hit by four earthquakes just days after fracking started again in the area

Scottish power becomes first major UK energy company to generate all electricity from wind

Scottish Power plans to invest £5.2bn over the next four years to more than double its renewable capacity

Coal application set to be rejected by Welsh Government

Exxonmobil reveals £500m upgrade plan for Fawley refinery

Falling Oil Prices Affecting The World's Economy

Fracking protesters walk free after court quashes ‘excessive’ sentences

Wildlife and Conservation

‘Largest living thing’ on Earth is dying after decades of human interference, scientists say

‘They deserve care and compassion’: sanctuary says foxes misunderstood

Two foxes look right at the camera

Beaver reintroduction positive example of ‘rewilding’ says study

Secrets of the Solent

Nellie’s tree wins Englands Tree of the Year

N-shaped tree

Recycling and Sustainability

Council will tell households to bin plastic as recycling goes into reverse

Supermarket sales of organic food and drink continue to rise

Freshly picked carrots covered in soil

Paying for parking with plastic bottles

Recycling options dwindle for councils hit by China ban

Orkney islands could get first electric plane service

Loganair Islander

It’s in the bag! Students team up with residents for recycling project

Events

Sunny fields Pumpkin Festival 20th – 31st October

Help Clean Southsea Beach 3rd November

Hampshire Farmers Market Oxford Street Southampton 3rd November

Portsmouth Green Drinks 8th November

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 17th November

Southampton Vegan Festival 17th November

Handy Websites

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 15th October 2018

Hello and welcome to this weeks newsletter.

A big thank you to all who joined Southampton common forum and CrowdLeaf on Friday for the evening litter pick. Although it got dark very quickly a lot of rubbish was still collected.

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The week in the wildlife is a stunning reminder of why we set out to protect our environment.

If you have an event or article you would like to share on our newsletter please let us know and we will see if we can help! 🙂

Climate Change and Pollution

Is meats climate impact too hot for politicians?

Climate change apathy, not denial, is the biggest threat to our planet

UK steps toward zero-carbon economy

Power station chimney

Climate change experts to advise on net zero emissions target

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’

Emergency pollution plan starts in Delhi. Here are things that are banned from today

Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Steak and a healthy vegetarian meal with pulses.

Never exercise at rush hour: six ways to avoid air pollution

How 1.5 degree could change the world

Wildlife and Conservation

Exmouth split over pipeline factory proposed for gulf that supports Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef, near, Exmouth, Western Australia

Army, royalty and presidents intensify the war on poachers at illegal wildlife trade summit

Praying mantis seen hunting fish in the wild for the first time ever

Praying mantises can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan surroundings

Wildlife official grins next to dead ‘family of baboons’ after slaughtering them

New Zealand bird of the year: ‘drunk, gluttonous ‘ kereru pigeon wins

The Kereru, New Zealand Native Wood Pigeon.

Recycling and Sustainability

How to live plastic free: Some tips that might help

PepsiCo inks deal for 100 per cent recycled plastic packaging

PepsiCo

Fashions dirty secret

Meet the female farmer who has launched a “farm to arm” fashion business

Events

Accelerating the Clean Economy in the South – Tickets

Green drinks – Portsmouth 18th October

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 20th October

Handy Websites

Here is an great article with some great tips on living plastic free.

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!

CrowdLeaf Newsletter 9th October 2018

Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks newsletter.

Come and join us for the evening litter pick with Southampton Common Forum this Friday! Meeting at 18:00-19:00 just north of the Cowherds.

If you have an event or article you would like to see published on CrowdLeaf newsletter please feel free to contact us 🙂

If you missed Ryan Carter on the radio – Voice FM Thursday 4th October – you can listen in again to the show here.

Climate Change and Pollution

US economists win Nobel prize for work on climate change and growth

Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

Picture of Earth showing North Africa, Middle East, most of Asia, part of Russia, China and the Indian Ocean

Never exercise at rush hour: six ways to avoid air pollution

Harrison Ford: “Stop giving power to the people who don’t believe in science”

London under threat of ‘sinking’ as global warming makes sea levels rise, new report finds

The UK capital is increasingly vulnerable as a result of sea level rises and will have to use its main flood defence, the Thames Barrier, more frequently

Ikea says goodbye to plastic straws with display at London’s design museum

Wildlife and Conservation

Thames whale Benny the beluga ‘cannot be hauled out’

Beluga whale in the Thames

Destruction of threatened species habitat taking place on ‘scandalously huge scale’

Cutting edge DNA analysis to reveal the secret wildlife of urban nature reserves

UK announces extra £6m to protect endangered wildlife

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Recycling and Sustainability

Smiley face stickers improve food recycling in Bristol

Stickers on bins

Walkers Crisps introduces recycling scheme amid outcry over packaging waste

A packet of Walkers crisps believed to be from the 1980s found on a beach this year

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do

First commercial waste-based biofuel flight lands in London

Events

Evening Litter Pick – Southampton common 12th October

Green drinks – Portsmouth 18th October

Repair Cafe Portsmouth 20th October

Handy Websites

Check Out the Eco Collective who offer 100% vegan products and offer gluten free and organic produce.

Something we look to help businesses do in the future. If you are a business that is in the waste(not) business please get in touch –Mixed Plastic Banks In Southampton

Here is Southampton’s list on what to put into your blue lid recycling bin: What Can I Recycle?

Pledge Your Commitment To Improving Hampshires Recycling Habits

Hampshire Recycling

This brilliant website gives tips and ideas about food waste and how to reduce it.

Love Food Hate Waste

Instead of throwing out or bagging up (to gather dust) all those clothes children quickly grow out of this is a brilliant website to buy or sell unwanted children clothes. It is run by a busy mum who also knows what it’s like with ever growing children and the endless amount of clothes children accumulate.

‘Last year a quarter of the clothing we got rid of was simply thrown away. That’s a staggering 300,000 tonnes that went into landfill. So many of those items could have been re-used and enjoyed by a another child, instead of contributing to the destruction of the planet.’

Loopster

Contact us!

Please join us on Facebook, like and share with fellow environmental and wildlife enthusiasts where we will keep you up to date with climate change, sustainability as well as wildlife and conservation news plus anything else green.

We would also like to start adding a directory to our newsletter, making it more accessible for everyone to gain information, join other environmental groups or eco-friendly businesses that sell eco-friendly products. If you or someone you know are interested, please contact us. We can also help advertise and advise on any campaigns and fundraising events, with the option to advertise on our webpage, facebook and newsletters.

Equally if you have an article or blog which is relevant to the local or global cause of making the world cleaner and greener or feel there is an issue that could be part of a discussion, then feel free to send it over and we can publish it.

Contact us via our website:

http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Look us up on Facebook or drop us an email:

vicky@crowdleaf.org.uk

ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

On behalf of CrowdLeaf,

Vicky & Ryan

Please come and check out our store to support our cause and green community!

CrowdLeaf Store

Pollution Tracking Tools

London Air Pollution Live Data

Worldwide Pollution Live Data

See you next time!