Rewild

In the race to zero carbon we sometimes forget that species extinction is at least as big a threat to humanity as climate change. This article from the UK’s Guardian Newspaper argues that restoring degraded natural lands is highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinction, so providing a double benefit. Keep this in mind when you are choosing your organisation’s carbon compensation project.

Bloomberg Green

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Edition 2 of Bloomberg Green magazine is out now and makes for some very interesting reading. When organisations like Amazon, Apple and Walmart move towards carbon neutrality – and have the evidence to support this – we can be sure things are changing. Nevertheless, it’s still ‘A race against heat, and humanity is losing’ – so don’t get too comfortable.

Green your lessons

There is a wealth of material out there for people who want to bring the environment into their lessons. But there are also things you can easily do to give your lessons an environmental twist, regardless of the syllabus. For lots of ideas, why not sign up for Language Teaching for the Planet with ELTSustainable? Next course begins tomorrow, 22 September.

Dire Times

Dire Times
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Effective action from the Extinction Rebellion movement preventing publication of several UK newspapers today. They say “This country’s news establishment is controlled by ‘climate sceptics’ who consistently downplay the existential threat that is the ecological emergency. By misleading tens of millions of people about the growing dangers that we face – while exerting unaccountable control over our government – these establishments are undermining our democracy. They want us divided. Let’s stand together.” Watch the explanatory video here.