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  Reducing the volume of CO² emitted from our buildings is essential for us to become more environmentally conscious. Doing so requires us to embrace alternative sources of energy.   There are viable alternatives to our over-reliance on coal, gas and oil. Like these traditional means of powering life, it’s the planet itself that provides them. The only difference is that the consequences of their use are considerably less damaging to the atmosphere.   Now is the time to utilise the potential. Rather than continuing to burn fossil fuels, we should be concentrating our efforts on the alternatives:   *FIRE: solar power *Sunlight is the most powerful energy source that we can utilise. Solar technology is still...  Read More


  The Earth is running out of time and in turn, so are we. It is the underlying issue that impacts the future of the human race. Without a healthy planet, there is no platform to allow us to thrive – after all, there is no planet B.   It’s an obvious sentiment, but one that has failed to resonate on a mass scale so far. I say ‘so far’ optimistically, as I genuinely believe we will eventually steer ourselves off the road to catastrophe.   Doing so requires us to proactively change how we live our lives. We should be guided by the basic values of life, rather than legal and...  Read More


  The United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNCCC) is, in theory at least, the most influential forum for implementing international environmental legislation. Legislation to protect the planet from our over-indulgence in its resources, and to reverse the atmospheric damage caused by the resulting emissions.   It’s long been understood that these emissions – of which CO2; has been the primary culprit throughout the 21st Century – are the primary cause of global warming.   We’ve previously discussed[sitetree_link id=489] the potential we have as an international community to make significant steps forward in environmental policy, but the UNCCC summits themselves have born mixed results so far.   The reluctance of major developing economies to commit to considerable reductions...  Read More


  It has been three decades since scientists discovered just how much punishment the Earth’s atmosphere had taken. We had previously been oblivious to the fragility of the ozone layer, until a hole the size of the continental United States was identified above Antarctica in 1985.   Our innovation of incredible technologies to enhance our lives has come at a price. Progression at the planet’s expense.   Identification of the problem was one thing; implementing change has been harder to execute. You see, when billions of people become reliant on a certain way of life, reversing unhealthy habits – in a planetary sense – becomes a colossal endeavour.     But for all the naysayers of...  Read More

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