Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Climate Change and Health

If you'd like more information and would like to read the report, please click here

This response from the medical professionals was also present at the recent Speak Up Climate Rally last week, where I snapped this photos of medics from Plymouth University.

Articles relating to this:

Tackling climate change will reap benefits for human health - The Carbon Brief, 23rd June 2015

How do you get people to care about climate change? Talk about public health - Climate Progress, 23rd June 2015

Risk of extreme weather from climate change to rise over next century, Report says - The New York Times, June 22nd 2015

Climate change threatens 50 years of progress in global health, says report - The Guardian, June 23rd 2015

Fighting climate change is an opportunity to improve public health - New Scientist, June 23rd 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Re-posting: Make Resources Count

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is launching its new campaign Make Resources Count.  By everyone sharing images of all the stuff they are fixing the EEB can send a message to the EU that repair activities are important, deserve more support and the EU can help make products more repairable.

To take part all you need to do is ...
Take a picture of something you have repaired over the past year
Upload it to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #fixitselfie by 8 June 15
The Make Resources Count campaign will collect all the photos uploaded in this Storify story. The Storify will be sent to European decision-makers at the end of European Sustainable Development Week. A randomly selected photo from among those uploaded using the #fixitselfie hashtag will win a great prize, a full IFIXIT Pro Tech toolkit.
To find out about the campaign and how you can get more involved:
Visit the website, by clicking here
Follow on social media, either on Facebook or Twitter
To find out more about the EEB click here

UPDATE: Wednesday June 10th 2015

I know I'm two days late from the deadline, but really wanted to share my #fixitselfie as am feeling incredibly smug about it. One of my favourite and oldest t-shirts had the elbows worn through. No fear! Navy corduroy elbow patches and pink stitching to the rescue! It's like having a whole new t-shirt. More repair, less waste!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Re-posting: Rally for the Climate

Join us outside the Scottish Parliament to celebrate all that we love that is affected by climate change, and call for action in this important year. It’s time to Show the Love. Join us to hand in thousands of messages from all across Scotland to the First Minister, demand action on our climate commitments and to push for leadership on climate action internationally.
Come along on Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 12-2pm. If your time is limited then please join us between 1-1:30pm for the main card hand-in.

You can also be part of our photo stunt, talk to your MSP about why this matters to you, find out how you can get involved during this year of climate action, and enjoy crafts, music and hear directly from party leaders.

2015 is an important year, as the Scottish Government will report back on their progress towards meeting their emissions reductions targets set out in the climate act, and the next stage of the UN climate talks will be held in Paris in December. 

Here in Scotland, our politicians need to start delivering on our world-leading climate targets now and secure the huge benefits of living in a low carbon country. 

It's not too late to add your message to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon! You have 5 days left to tell Nicola what you love and ask Scotland to deliver on climate commitments. Click here to use the e-action to add your message to the thousands more already gathered.
For more information on the Rally click here.
For more information about Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, click here