The Global Goals were adopted by the UN General Assembly a year ago this week. As those assembled in New York prepare to celebrate their first birthday, back in the UK the Government's response remains slow and disappointing.
We also found that, over the last 10 years, trafficking ivory has become far more organised. Criminal gangs have now begun taking over the trade, drawn by the vast profits to be made particularly in the South East Asian market where ivory is seen as a status symbol. It is a startling realisation but - with the increasing demand for ivory in China and the Far East coupled with poor governance and corruption in Mozambique - if the Poachers maintain their killing rate their will be no more elephants in Mozambique in five years' time.
So, I delved into the big scary world of google to do some research. My search uncovered so much content surrounding recent studies on microplastic. I suddenly became completely overwhelmed. It made me think, how are we (the general public) supposed to raise awareness or do our bit to help if we don't understand what it is?
Not many writers of a stage musical would attempt to explore deeply contentious and troubling issues of the day. Big issues don't really lend themselves to up beat song and dance, and most audiences don't usually find themselves clapping along to show tunes with a serious edge...
An amble through the trendier streets of East London will lead you towards a sustainable food revolution. Today, the area once popular with hawkers and those with interesting social narratives, is now a haven to environmentally switched-on foodies.
What sustainable fashion is and how it can be measured is still an open question. There is no single, universally accepted standard for sustainability in the fashion industry, and terms such as 'eco', 'ethical', 'green', 'slow' and 'responsible' fashion are all being used interchangeably.
Earlier tonight, I had a look at the shortlist for the Mind Awards. Out of the 5 nominees in the blogging category, no male bloggers were nominated. Now, I'm not sure if it's a reflection on the talent of male writers or, more likely, the notion that men still feel such a weight of shame and adversity if they speak out about mental health.
I left the scene in an ambulance. I told my wife and boss I was going to hospital to get checked over. In fact, I had badly broken my elbow. It had effectively come off, and needed a three-hour operation that same day to be reattached. As you can see in the x-ray, I now possess a decent amount of stainless steel wiring in my right arm...
Every time Halton borough council buys a service, from housing support to specialist treatments, it aims to include one social value outcome. Social v...
As the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, international attention of varying degree is being given to this second round of Olympic sport galore, involving persons who have disabilities.
Many designers, for example, are not aware that some fabrics are created using devastatingly toxic chemicals that pollute and endanger workers and local populations. Currently, this is not transparent. She says it's time for the fashion industry to be re-envisioned and re-defined
It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don't get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we've explored all the other options in the 'Waste Hierarchy' first.
I could be a truly terrible friend, incredibly unobservant or both, but I have something I need to share. If I was in your company last weekend, by your side at an event a month before, or dancing by your side on Friday night, I had an amazing time, but I would genuinely struggle to remember what you were wearing.
The renewable, decentralised energy future described in Corbyn's manifesto was once considered a pipedream, but it is now the mainstream view of where we are headed, endorsed by establishment voices from the National Infrastructure Commission to the National Grid to Energy UK - the trade body that represents the interests of the Big Six. But to realise this future in a way that citizens and consumers will accept and welcome, Governments need to do much more...
If chemicals in food are a concern, chemicals in clothes should also be, and just as we have started to question the origin of what we eat, we need to apply those same health self-care principles to the clothes we wear, as the skin absorbs almost as much as the stomach does.
Congratulations to them both for their term job sharing leadership of the Party, and here's to making our workplaces, including those within politics, more flexible and inclusive for those with caring or parental responsibilities, as well as for disabled people like me.