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Climate change describes a long-term change in average global or regional climate patterns, often referring to the rise in global temperatures from the mid to late 20th century onwards. 

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This week the winners of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize were announced, honouring the achievements of grassroots activists around the world who fight for environmental protection and changes to government legislation.1. Kristal Ambrose (Bahamas)Kristal convinced the government of the Bahamas to ban single-use plastic bags, cutlery and straws, and Styrofoam containers and cups. The nationwide ban went into effect in January 2020. 2. Leydy Pech (Mexico)Leydy Pech, an indigenous Mayan beekeeper, led a coalition that successfully halted Monsanto’s planting of genetically modified soybeans in southern Mexico. 3. Lucie Pinson (France)In 2017, Lucie Pinson’s activism successfully pressured France’s three largest banks...

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  Although being eco-friendly in the jewellery industry can be difficult, more and more brands are taking big steps towards responsible jewellery production. Here are some key points to look out for: Materials Used  Firstly, look at the traceability of the materials used. This is one of the biggest issues in the jewellery industry, but certifications of origin can help to provide proof.  Then, look at the processes around the attainment of those materials, such as mining. Mined Materials  Most raw materials used to produce jewellery are mined, and mining resources from the earth can destroy landscapes and create huge...

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What is organic cotton? Cotton is a natural fluffy fibre that comes from cotton plants. Once it has been picked, it is spun into a thread and then woven into a light, breathable, workable, and wearable material. Non-organic cotton is known as the ‘world’s dirtiest crop’ because it contributes to environmental pollution through the use of pesticides and insecticides, and exposes cotton growers and consumers to toxic chemicals that are used during production. The story is very different for organic cotton, however. Why is organic cotton better for the planet? There are many reasons for this:- Less impact on water - Organic cotton has significantly fewer negative impacts on water...

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In an effort to reduce plastic waste, many people are swapping their shower gels for soap bars. Here is why swapping gels for soaps can help benefit the environment:  Soap is produced by a chemical reaction called saponification. Saponification is when an alkaline solution, usually lye, is combined with fats or oils to cause a chemical reaction. This reaction turns the original ingredients into a mixture of salt and fatty acids; a completely different chemical structure than the sum of the original ingredients.  Lye itself generally has a low environmental footprint because it is a by-product of the chemical industry, and combining...

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