This article is a collection of thoughts from many of the participants of Monday evening Crowd Forum. We are ‘learning our way’ into a better future and would be grateful […]
As we’re looking to organise the calendar of events in 2017, Earth Hour in March is definitely on the agenda. WWF have launched an exciting Earth Hour competition ahead of […]
Thoughts from the wonderful Giles Hutchins – Albert Einstein threw down the gauntlet for our human evolution when he said, “A human being is a part of the whole, called […]
Share your passion for sustainability, learn from progressive business and explore cutting edge techniques this July at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability 5th annual conference, in Cambridge. They are having […]
Carolyn Wensley, 6heads member, graduated from the Cambridge University Masters in Sustainability Leadership. She is now looking for people who could be Supervisors for other students on the course. She writes below: […]
Guest blog by professor Steven Loiselle, Research Manager, Global Freshwater Research, Earthwatch
Dwindling water supplies and decreasing water quality are among the most significant issues facing society. World leaders’ pledges for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG) ‘Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ will be one of the most significant and decisive for society today and the next century. Every other SDG relating to health, food security, climate change, resiliency to disasters and ecosystems hinges on the availability of water.
According to a 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), our diets and, specifically, the meat we consume, are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane & nitrous oxide, than all transportation modes combined. Intensive, industrial scale meat farming and government subsidies has turned meat from what used to be an occasional treat, to an affordable, everyday, every meal product. Demand for meat has increased globally as countries develop and population grows with the total amount of meat produced climbing from 70 million tonnes in 1961 to 160 million tonnes in 1987 to 304 million tonnes in 2012 (FAO 2012a) an increase of 300 per cent in 50 years.