We have measured all the tangible elements of Santa’s World Tour 2022 to GHG Protocol where catered for. Our calculations include: Divided by 1 billion kids (just the well-behaved ones!) = 5.564 milligrammes CO2e per child* * We always encourage complete transparency but as The Big Guy is notoriously secretive about his operation, we have […]
Category: Climate Change
When it comes to sustainability, terminology matters.
As the conversation around sustainability grows, especially with the issue now firmly on the government’s agenda, so too does our vocabulary – and while many of the terms sound similar, there is science behind each definition. Too often the wrong terminology is being used, either by accident or design. While using headline-grabbing sustainability terms may be […]
Who is top of The Premier League Sustainability Table?
For the third year running, Sport Positive (which supports sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change) has released the Premier League Sustainability Table. Clubs are awarded points based on the following categories: Policy and commitment Clean energy Energy efficiency Sustainable transport Single-use plastic reduction or removal Waste management Water efficiency Plant-based or low-carbon food Biodiversity […]
We need diversity for healthy diets and ecosystems.
Monocropping is the practice of growing one crop on the same land year after year. This technique has obvious advantages for farmers, they can grow large quantities of their most profitable crop, using the same machinery, seeds, pesticides and methods. But, sadly this method of farming leaves the soil depleted of nutrients, forcing farmers to […]
Greener gifting & an elephant named Bryan.
I want to share a personal story with you, of which I’m very proud. Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s 9th birthday with a party for 10 of her friends. My daughter asked that her friends didn’t bring presents and instead if they wanted, they could make a small donation so that she […]
The EU is greening it’s supply chain!
Earlier this week a draft law was announced requiring companies supplying the bloc to prove that their agricultural products were not linked to deforestation. The regulation is targeted at commodities where consumption by Europe’s 450 million consumers contributes the most to deforestation; including Beef, wood, palm oil, soy, coffee and cocoa. Nico Muzi, […]
The Global Methane Pledge.
After all the excitement of COP26 it’s now time for countries to knuckle down and deliver on their commitments. Over 100 countries signed The Global Methane Pledge, committing to reduce Methane emissions by 30% by 2030 (compared to 2020 levels). When we talk about emissions we often focus on Carbon Dioxide, but Methane is 25 times […]
Isn’t there a greener and fairer way to travel in the UK?
Just one day after receiving advice from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) to “take further action to discourage people from flying”; The government announced changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) which could result in approximately 410,000 more short-haul UK passenger journeys a year (according to a forecast by The Office for Budget responsibility). Instead, couldn’t there […]
Sustainable high-speed flight. Boom!
Concorde was technologically ahead of its time, but sadly proved economically unviable and environmentally unsustainable. Building on Concorde’s legacy BOOM has developed a Net-Zero supersonic plane. United Airlines is the first US airline to sign a purchase order for 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners, which will run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. From 2029 passengers can expect to travel […]
Let’s look beyond trees
Blue carbon is the term used to describe carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems. Seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangroves, sequester significantly more carbon per hectare than forests (both boreal and tropical). Typically blue carbon offsetting projects are associated with tropical mangrove swamps; this looks set to change with the release of the “Manual […]
CFCs were acceptable in the 80s
When I was 8, I would berate my mum for her excessive use of hairspray (it was the 80s, shoulder pads & big hair were acceptable). I was aware of the damage that CFCs were doing to the ozone layer and was looking to my mum to ‘fix it’. I’m pleased to say my greatest […]
IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity
Drawing on the contents of over 14,000 research papers, 234 global scientists have produced the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. The purpose of this report is to provide governing bodies, with the information they need to make decisions regarding climate change. The contents of this report will inform much of the discussions […]