COP26 – Last Shot at Saving the Planet?

This year we have seen unprecedented climate disasters all over the world. What people might once have thought of as an issue that we have plenty of time to deal with, has shown itself as a force to be reckoned with now. COP26 has never been more timely, and has been...

How can houses be built more sustainably?

In the wake of Insulate Britain protesters, a group calling for the government to fully fund and coordinate the insulation of all social housing by 2025, it raises the question of why insulating buildings is so important. In our quest to reach net zero carbon...

Extreme Weather – Bad Luck or Climate Change?

An article in the US National Geographic I stumbled upon suggested our extreme weather events are down to both bad luck and climate change. This may conveniently have the neutralizing effect of allowing readers to dismiss the climate crisis as just plain unlucky. I...

Electric Vehicles, the good and the bad

Electric Vehicles, less hard work for the urban street tree Electric vehicles have so many advantages. For a start, we are removing our direct dependence on fossil fuels. Of course we need to make sure we are charging our vehicles sustainably, by using renewable...

What can Trees do for you?

What springs to mind when you hear the word deforestation? For me, it would be the Amazon rainforest. In recent years deforestation has been on the rise, despite warnings about what this means for the biodiversity of our planet. We often tend to associate...