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Five Gen Z plastic activists you should know about

Five Gen Z plastic activists you should know about

These young people are all leading by example to eliminate single-use plastics. Here’s why you should follow them to start your plastic-free journey. It’s only when you start trying to get away from plastic that you realise it’s literally everywhere. Plastic in your fridge, plastic in your bathroom cabinet, plastic upon plastic tangled together in the shameful little cupboard you hide all those disposable bags in. This is a world of...

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8 of the most creative protests from G7 Summit

8 of the most creative protests from G7 Summit

As world leaders gathered to make key decisions, activists made their voices heard. World leaders descended on a picturesque part of the English coast in Cornwall last week, but so did campaigners and activists keen to make their voices heard. From a floating blimp to knitted pasties (the famous local delicacy) - these protestors went all out. Leaders and representatives of the G7 countries — the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the...

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Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

Greta Thunberg says vaccine nationalism to worsen climate crisis

In a Twitter thread, Greta explained that ‘inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis.’ In a pointed Twitter thread, Greta Thunberg said that “vaccine nationalism” threatens to make the pandemic worse and that public health in general is inseparable from the climate crisis. She said that she won’t attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow starting on Nov. 1 “unless everyone can take part on the same terms”...

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Which vegan burger is best for the environment?

Which vegan burger is best for the environment?

All plant-based burgers are better for the planet than beef. Here is a rundown of the vegan options and which are best for our planet. Eating hamburgers with your friends for lunch isn’t going to destroy the planet — the environmental impact of beef comes from the scale of its production and consumption worldwide. But the scale has gotten so out of control that all meat eaters — particularly people in wealthy countries — have...

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9 groups fighting for Asian Americans that you can support

9 groups fighting for Asian Americans that you can support

These groups are organizing for equity and justice, and you can help out right now by getting involved from home. Over the past year, at least 3,800 hate incidents against Asian Americans have been reported amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which activists say were stoked by misinformation and rising anti-Asian rhetoric from political figures and media pundits. The shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday that killed eight people, including six Asian women, took place amid this violence...

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5 activists turning plastic waste into art

5 activists turning plastic waste into art

Over 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced in the last 70 years, yet only 8% is recycled. Here are five activists putting excess plastic to good use. Plastic pollution has increased at an exponential rate over the years, causing devastation for wildlife and ecosystems both on land and underwater, as well as impacting human health. According to Greenpeace, since the 1950s over 8.3 billion tons of plastic —...

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