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Fox News guest labels Greta Thunberg a ‘mentally ill child’

A Fox New guest launched an attack of Greta Thunberg following her powerful speech at the UN this week, describing her as a ‘mentally ill child’. Michael Knowles, a podcast host for the Daily Wire, was invited on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” show with Chris Hahn guest anchoring. Knowles took a dig at Thunberg …

Greta Thunberg sues 5 countries guilty of climate destruction

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has filed a lawsuit against five countries for the damage they have done to the planet. The vegan teenager has teamed up with 15 other children to sue Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey, as they say the countries have violated their rights as children. The five countries signed the …

Eating meat should be banned to save the planet, leading barrister argues

A leading barrister has argued that a law banning meat could be a possibility in the future.  Michael Mansfield QC has been involved in a number of high profile cases, including with accused IRA bombers, the Birmingham Six and the Hillsborough disaster. A vegetarian himself, Mansfield has said the government should introduce a law to …

“TICK TOCK”: Billie Eilish tells fans to ‘speak up’ over climate change

Billie Eilish has urged her fans to demand action from world leaders over climate change in a video posted on her Instagram page. The 17-year-old pop star and vegan campaigner posted a video captioned ‘Tick Tock’ urging her fans to ‘speak up’ against the looming crisis. “TICK TOCK! our time is running out. the climate …

Leonardo DiCaprio tells fans to strike against climate change with Greta Thunberg

Leonardo DiCaprio has urged his fans to follow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and strike against the lack of action on climate change. The environmentalist recently formed Earth Alliance – a supergroup of activists and entrepreneurs who are aiming to fight against climate change. And today (September 19) DiCaprio posted a video of students …

Body Shop adds refillable shower gel in bid to become greener

Cosmetics company The Body Shop is launching shower gel refill stations and a dedicated activism zone in a bid to become more environmentally friendly.  The company, now owned by Brazilian company Natura, intends to return to its roots and follow in the footsteps of the brand’s late founder Anita Roddick, an environmental and human rights …

Schoolgirl’s petition convinces McDonald’s to swap plastic Happy Meal toys with fruit

A petition by two schoolgirls has convinced McDonald’s to introduce a new scheme where kids can swap out their plastic Happy Meal toy for a fruit bag.  The initiative will be trialled in selected UK stores next month in a bid to improve the fast food giant’s environmental impact. Nine-year-old Ella McEwan and her younger …

New Morrisons labels tell customers to recycle plastics in store

Morrisons has launched new product labels that instruct customers to recycle packaging materials of 400 products in store. Plastic materials which cannot be placed in roadside recycling bins can now be returned to stores for processing. The new logos displayed on the front and clear instructions printed at the back will help customers differentiate between …

Greta Thunberg tells US Congress to ‘save your praise’ and actually do something about climate change

Teen activist Greta Thunberg had harsh words for US Congress on Tuesday, after she rejected praise and demanded leaders listen to scientists and act on climate change.  The 16-year-old Swedish vegan activist was invited to speak to Senate climate change officials, who asked her what should be done to tackle the climate crisis. While many …

The US switching to plant-based meat would be like taking 60 million cars off the road

If everyone in the US ditched meat it would be equal to taking 60 million cars off the road while saving 35–50% of land needed to grow crops for animals, a new study has revealed. Gidon Eshel, lead author of study Environmentally Optimal, Nutritionally Sound, Protein and Energy Conserving Plant Based Alternatives to Meat, indicated …

Sainsbury’s to halve plastic use thanks to consumer pressure

Sainsbury’s has pledged to halve is plastic use by 2025 and announced new initiatives aimed to reduce its environmental impact.  The supermarket is planning to sell milk and fizzy drinks in returnable glass bottles as part of the plans to reduce the 120,000 tonnes of plastic it gets through each year. The second biggest supermarket …

Company to sack employees if they bring single-use plastic to work

An eco-conscious boss has warned staff they will be sacked if they bring single-use plastics to work. In a bid to be more eco-conscious, Sheffield-based company Intelligent Hand Dryers has announced a new rule that bans disposable coffee cups with an inner plastic lining, water bottles and sandwich packets with plastic windows. The company is …