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Offsetting the Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Your Flights

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Offsetting the Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Your Flights

  With the Summer holidays fast approaching, many Brits will be thinking of jetting off from the UK to sunnier shores.   If you’re planning to hop on a plane this Summer, have you ever thought about the carbon cost of your holiday?   Your Carbon Footprint   Whilst the notion of a carbon footprint may be problematic in terms of fossil fuel companies off-loading their responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on to individual consumers, it is still a helpful tool. It helps us see a breakdown of the carbon impact of our choices as consumers.   Did you...

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COP 26: What you should know

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COP 26: What you should know

  What does COP mean? C.O.P. stands for Conference Of Parties. These parties are the 197 countries that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In 1994 the UNFCCC recognised there was a problem with climate change and bound member states to act in the interests of human safety even in the face of scientific uncertainty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The objective of the Convention is to stabilise greenhouse gas concentrations "at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate system." It states that "such a level should be achieved within a time-frame sufficient to allow ecosystems to...

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Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality

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Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality

Black History Month       October is Black History Month in the UK. (It is February in the US.) It was first launched in London in the 1980s, with the aim the local community challenging racism and educating themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools, and to recognise the contributions that many generations of people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK.[i]  With this is mind, I didn’t want to let October pass without acknowledging Black History Month. And as The Contented Company is focussed on the environment and how...

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

1. Try lots of different milks I've settled on oat milk as I find the consistency (and taste) most similar to dairy milk. But others love Soy, Almond, sweetened, unsweetened. Have a play around to find what you taste buds like.🥛 2. Transition your (and your family's) tastebuds slowly. It DOES taste different. What I did was start by using 3:1 parts dairy to non dairy milk - in my coffee, on my cereal, in béchamel sauces, and slowly change the ratio. I'm now at 100% non-dairy most of the time, or at least 1:3 dairy:non-dairy. With this increase of...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

On Friday 30thth of April Kate from Its Our Planet Too joined me for our last he Friday Lunchtime Live that I've done over Earth Month. Meet Kate and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). • Who you are and what does your business do? It's Our Planet Too is a website aimed at children to raise awareness of the environment, including the plight of endangered animals. It’s essentially an education resource, full of fascinating facts, images, fun stuff to download and quotes as well...

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