Cool Science

4 October is World Animal Day. But what are animals really and why do we have a day to raise awareness for them? You might think it a stupid question to ask what animals are. My time as a conservation educator has shown me that many of us don’t really know what...

The Palm Oil Predicament

Its World Orangutan Day. This enigmatic great ape has become the flagship species for the palm oil predicament. While commercial oil palm plantations grow in a number of places, 80% of this versatile vegetable oil is grown and produced in Indonesia. And Indonesia is a...

Living in the City

18th of March is Global Recycling Day. At first look one could be cynical and think shouldn’t every day be recycling day? Also, as there doesn’t seem to be a universal “language” of recycling isn’t it difficult to get behind the idea of global recycling? Putting...

Educating Girls

Warning: this post contains material covering the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that may cause distress and discomfort to sensitive readers. Educating women and girls is one of the top ten solutions to climate change, according to Project Drawdown: the most...