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...

Peace Parks

Ubuntu. I love this philosophy, a gift from many African traditions – that we share this experience of humanity as a collective. It comes with a wonderful sense of connection and belonging to others, but it also implies a great sense of responsibility for how we treat...

Activism

Efforts and Actions to promote, impede, direct, or intervene in social, political, economic, or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good. Activism We are all familiar with activists. Those wellknown people who use...

Slow Fashion

Could the end of Fast Fashion be approaching? Let’s hope so.  The ugly side of the fashion industry in terms of social and environmental impact is certainly being more widely reported than ever before. This blog post from Oxfam is a good place to start with for our...