S & S News: The Week In Highlights 5.05.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

The beginning of of May has already proved there’s more to it than the Met Gala. The UK becomes the first country to declare a climate emergency with justified scrutiny over exact targets to become carbon neutral by 2030. The political spectrum also turns a darker shade of Green as the Green Party gain almost 200 additional seats.

It’s time to channel your inner Alan Titchmarsh as the UK Climate Committee warns we needs to plant close to 3 billion trees by 2050 to end Britain’s contribution to global warming.

Elsewhere in Westminster, fracking tsar Natascha Engel quits after 6 months blaming eco activists for making it an impossible task.

In the technology sphere, Apple and Google claim to run 100% on renewable energy whilst Microsoft aims to catch up whilst Nasa has sent an instrument to the International Space Station (ISS) to help track carbon dioxide on Earth.

River sanctuaries in South East Asia along the Mekong River are helping to preserve fishing species facing extinction threats and pressure from extreme fishing.

Swimsuit season spotlights diversity as Sports Illustrated features Halima Aden on its front cover, the first woman to wear a Burkini in the publication.

Leading the way in luxury hospitality, Soho Farmhouse partners with A Plastic Planet to reduce its dependency on the polymer across its estates.  

Metrics to meat reduction reveal that dropping your red meat count by 1 meal a week annually could reduce emissions by 8%.  

New research has found that 43% of UK shoppers are more likely to shop with a rival retailer if they offer a sustainable delivery service. Finally, sustainable sneaker brand Allbirds implements a self-imposed carbon tax to become carbon neutral by 2020.

UK Parliament declares climate change emergency via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48126677

UK Parliament declares climate change emergency via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48126677

Greens celebrate ‘phenomenal’ local election gains via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/03/greens-celebrate-phenomenal-local-election-gains

Nasa instrument heads to space station to map CO2 via BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48150645

Fracking tsar quits with blast at ministers via The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fracking-tsar-quits-with-blast-at-ministers-r3rdmjmll

Fracking tsar quits after six months and blames eco activists via Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/28/fracking-tsar-quits-after-six-months-and-blames-eco-activists

Biodiversity crisis is about to put humanity at risk, UN scientists to warn via Guardian

UK shoppers vote for sustainability over retailer loyalty via Drapers 

Allbirds Slaps Carbon Tax on Itself to Fight Climate Change via Sourcing Journal

https://sourcingjournal.com/footwear/footwear-brands/allbirds-carbon-fund-tax-149493/

Dropping red meat from one meal a week could slash emissions eight per cent, study shows via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news-analysis/3074895/drop-red-meat-from-one-meal-per-week-to-slash-emissions-by-8-per-cent-study-says

Britain must plant billions of trees, says Committee on Climate Change via Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/britain-must-plant-billions-of-trees-says-committee-on-climate-change-786mpclfr

Apple and Google are fighting climate change. And sorta winning via Wired

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/microsoft-renewable-energy-data-centre

SOHO House and A Plastic Planet partner in new bid to slash plastic waste via Business Green 

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3074919/soho-house-and-a-plastic-planet-partner-to-ditch-plastic

What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales? via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/03/what-is-the-future-for-sri-lanka-lost-population-of-sperm-whales

River sanctuaries help giant fish recover in Southeast Asia via National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/sanctuaries-help-fish-recover-southeast-asia/

Fashion giant H&M lists suppliers for all garments to tackle worker abuses via Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-fashion-slavery/fashion-giant-hm-lists-suppliers-for-all-garments-to-tackle-worker-abuses-idUSKCN1S01IA?fbclid=IwAR3NDQ7toSsJWaIliPifoJfj54FZj6ba-HGDEMtOH3OBt8mhRhOWRUS1psA

9 Sustainable Fashion Activists Have One Message For Us All via Nylon 

https://nylon.com/earth-day-activist-fashion-editorial

Halima Aden becomes first model to wear a burkini in Sports Illustrated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/48071948

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