The first time I saw an orangutan in real life, I nearly peed with fright! I heard a great commotion in the trees above me and there he was, swinging through the branches, his huge plate-shaped face staring down.
Food is fascinating. It sustains us, but it’s so much more than that. We use food as a way to celebrate, make friends and even make statements about who we are and what we stand for. Food production supports farming families. But the intensive production of some kinds of food is taking a heavy toll on our planet, our environment and ourselves. Here’s five ways the food system is broken, and how we can change it.
There are plenty of canned tuna options on our supermarket shelves and it can be confusing to know which one to choose. If there is one thing you should remember it is this – choose ‘pole and line’ caught tuna.
Bottom line: The ability to repair your smartphone is more important than you might think. How exactly do smartphones contribute to waste? And how can we proactively reduce this e-waste output? We've got all the information you need.
What if you could borrow some tools just as you would borrow books from a library? What if instead of buying your camping gear, you could just borrow it for the weekend? What if you could borrow a baby stroller?
Blog post by Tim Gavin - Greenpeace Volunteer
I remember the first time I heard about the pollutants involved in the manufacturing of waterproof gear. I was working in a hiking store and contemplating buying a new rain jacket when a friend told me: “You know they’re really bad for the environment, right?”