Recent comments made by Benny Higgins, the chairman of Nicola Sturgeon’s advisory group on economic recovery, have caused quite a stir. WEAll would like to address his claims about how growth is the best way to build a fairer, greener and more equal Scotland.
“A market economy is well capable of responding to environmental change and delivering wellbeing”.
The current state of the world is proof that this is not the case.
The economic model that dominates policy making has strangled our imaginations and our sense of possibility: the current economy is seen as the only kind of economy that…
The science is clear. We are facing a climate crisis — a crisis that could cause “irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies”. We need to take dramatic action to cut emissions in half within 12 years, in order to limit the most catastrophic consequences of climate change. Just as the problem is a systemic one, so is the solution. We cannot lose any more time pinning all our hopes on governments — which have not taken action at the scale and pace needed. …
Over the past few weeks, I have been watching videos of what was happening on the ground in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and in Israel: families being forced out of their homes, civilians being shot at with rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades while worshipping inside a holy site during the holy month of Ramadan, and Palestinian and Israeli children dying due to bombings of their homes.
The United Nations Chief recently said that children in Gaza are living in ‘hell on earth’
…the United Nations’ Human Rights office has stated that the violence and pending forced evictions “may…
by: Rabia Abrar
You’re not alone! After all, one of our five universal human needs is connection! That’s why we’re all on social media platforms to begin with.
With all the news around Facebook lately, I’ve been giving this question a lot of thought:
What exactly does ‘connection’ mean, at a societal level? 🧐
The WEAll membership has defined it as “a sense of belonging and institutions that serve the common good”. I want to dig into that last part: “institutions that serve the common good”.
I would say that, due to its size, influence, and the central role that…
By: Rabia Abrar
Over the last 24 hours, like everyone else, I’ve cycled through an overwhelming series of emotions: disbelief, frustration, anger, helplessness, sadness, dread.
I felt especially sad because, while yesterday’s violent acts of white supremacy in Washington D.C. are news, white supremacy and the institutional and systemic racism 1that enables it, is far from new.
This past year has been a reckoning in the face of racial injustice and police violence. These systemic issues aren’t going away just because 2020 is over.
At the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), we are working with a global network to bring about…
If you watched “ War on Plastic”, you’ll have learned that the plastics problem is also a climate issue. Plastics account for 6% of global oil demand, making them a sizeable contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. If growth of plastics continues at its current rate, by 2050, the plastics industry will be responsible for 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. So, reducing plastic use will not only reduce marine pollution — it will help us address the Climate Emergency.
You may have seen news about the recent United Nations-backed report about biodiversity — which warns that a quarter of all species are at risk of extinction across the planet. Scary stuff. The report found that agriculture is one of the biggest threats to Earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity. Agricultural activities are also some of the largest contributors to human emissions of greenhouse gases, due to the use of fertilisers and the conversion of land, such as tropical forests, to grow crops or raise livestock.
Originally published on March 1, 2018 at https://www.systemiq.earth/lovefood-the-foodprint-of-animal-products/
Dear system change leaders,
In the spirit of shifting more and more to vegetarian menus, this month’s food newsletter continues our exploration of the ‘food print’ (the carbon footprint of food), with a focus on meat, eggs and dairy! Here are some (mind-blowing) facts and figures and a few concrete tips on how you can take simple action to mitigate your food print!
Welcome back to the second edition of the #HubbubAtWork blog series, which is designed to offer practical tips to help you create greener behaviours in the workplace — and beyond. In case you missed it, our first blog covered water-saving at work!
A few weeks ago, Hubbub Enterprise won the Storyteller Award at the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards for the circular story of Plastic Fishing, our corporate volunteering activity. That’s why this month, we’re sharing our top tips for storytelling!
World Water Day is coming up later this month on March 22, so we’re talking about saving water at work this month!
An experienced comms professional, with a BBA & MSc of Sustainable Urban Management. I work to influence sustainable business, urban policy & behaviour change.