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The Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs committee (EFRA) released their report on food waste this week and it's refreshing to see the committee clearly recognise the high environmental cost of food waste and the urgent need to tackle the issue.
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Despite Donald Trump negative talk on climate change and wanting to improve the USA's coal industry, US Scientists are going to launch the worlds largest solar geoengineering study. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/24/us-scientists-launch-worlds-biggest-solar-geoengineering-study 
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  He argues that developing low carbon alternatives to conventional technology that are cheaper, more efficient and more 'sexy' will be more powerful than appealing to individuals to change their energy use and dietary choices.  What do you think? What innovations have made your life both easier and more climate friendly? Did you choose them because they were 'sexy' or because they lowered your carbon footprint? And what new innovations would you like to see?
145d ago
If You Want To looks like a really interesting initiative. I'd be interested to know what standards you set if any for inclusion in the site. While many sites claiming green credentials are legitimate, others are simply greenwashing. How do you distinguish between them?
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What I found really interesting in Oliver Schmidt's post is the idea that technological innovation may play a role of accelerator of behavioural change, a role that it has amply demonstrated over the past 20 years of so when internet, the web and apps transformed the way we live, connect, learn, make friends, work, trade, take part in public life, and so many more things. The key to digital innovation is that it's open, it's accessible and affordable, it's collaborative. It empowers people in being innovato
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217d ago
Hi Philip, I agree there are so many signs of hope.  It feels as if politicians and business are really getting behind the climate agenda at last, which is helping us all be more climate-friendly in our day to day lives. Random examples include: Nearly 50 countries are expected to have ratified the Paris Agreement by the middle of this week: http://
276d ago
What are your signs of hope?  I've seen a lot about businesses wanting action on climate change, city mayors banding together to demand action, and now airlines want governments to sign an emissions agreement "which aims to cap the carbon pollution of all international flights at 2020 levels, will be voluntary between 2021 and 2026 and then mandatory from 2027 for the world's largest emitters."
285d ago
I've been using Ecosia for about five months now and the site tells me I've helped plant 125 trees so far. All for sitting at my desk, staring at a screen :) It's search function seems to work well, which is, I guess, the most important thing - if it doesn't work people won't use it, right? What I'm not sure about is whether its algorithms are set to find climate friendly links and show them higher up the results listing than less climate-friendly links.  Has anyone tested this yet?
289d ago
What's happening in the UK is certainly worrying. But the UK does a big renewable infrastructure built so it's miles ahead in that respect.  Whilst Ontario leads, somewhat, and with stubborn opposition from celebrity-like billionaires, other provinces, like Alberta, barely have an investigative branch in their Environment department to be able to audit companies and che
295d ago