As the new year begins we’ve rounded up a list of reasons why we are staying hopeful for the planet this year.
Despite the whirlwind of a year that we were all dealt, we’re recognising some of our defining moments and our plans for the future.
Earlier this week, the ‘BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet’ was announced. The list celebrates 30 epic women whose work is making a positive difference to the environment and the future.
So, is anyone else feeling the weight of the world hanging heavy on their shoulders this week? Whether it’s lockdown 2.0, the US election or the slide into darker winter months, we are certainly feeling it this week.
From our social media feeds to our breaking news updates, every day we’re bombarded with the devastating effects of the climate crisis. Floods, fires, drought, biodiversity loss…these would be heavy at the best of times, let alone in the middle of a global pandemic.
With a tightening of COVID restrictions, and the confirmation that fighting the pandemic is likely be the norm for at least the next six months, we’ve been thinking about what this mean for communicating the climate crisis and other issues.
Second hand, pre-loved, pre-owned, vintage, call it what you will, generally anything that you’re not buying brand new. For some time there has definitely been a bit of a stigma around this type of purchase. But are things slowly changing?