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  2. The looming target to meet net-zero by 2050 means there is an increasing pressure to decarbonise our energy systems. According to BEIS, heat in buildings is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, accounting for 23% of total UK emissions. If we apply the right skills and technology, as part of a collaborative approach, we will be able to minimise these emissions, if not completely eradicate them with a shift in how we produce energy. BEIS have found that heat networks currently provide approximately 2% of UK heat demand. The Climate Change Committee estimated in
  3. The looming target to meet net-zero by 2050 means there is an increasing pressure to decarbonise our energy systems. According to BEIS, heat in buildings is one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, accounting for 23% of total UK emissions. If we apply the right skills and technology, as part of a collaborative approach, we will be able to minimise these emissions, if not completely eradicate them with a shift in how we produce energy. BEIS have found that heat networks currently provide approximately 2% of UK heat demand. The Climate Change Committee estimated in
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  5. The University of Cambridge has found that energy generation in the UK is responsible for over 50% of total UK CO2 emissions (37% from centralised power generation and 14% from domestic heat generation from fossil fuels). If we were to shift our current energy model to an integrated and decentralised energy system these figures would drop dramatically, if not completely. Harnessing green technology within energy production is essential to meeting net-zero by 2050. Instead of a siloed approach, using one or two means of energy production e.g. traditional gas and coal, a decentralised energ
  6. More money than ever is flowing to CleanTech A decade and a half ago, “cleantech” was decidedly on the rise among venture capital (VC) investors. It became one of the hottest investment sectors among VCs practically overnight. From 2005 to 2007, cleantech venture capital deal volumes doubled, and dollars invested quadrupled[1]. Such funding has been essential to the growth of well-known cleantech firms, including Boston Power, Nest, Silver Spring Networks, and Solar City (now absorbed into Tesla) in the energy storage, smart grid, and solar industries.[2] And then, also very qu
  7. 💰 R E S E L L 💰 YOUR OLD, UNWANTED ITEMS Our last tip for making your fashion more sustainable is RESELL 💵 If you have old, unwanted items cluttering up your wardrobe, but don't want to throw them out, why not try reselling them? Reselling old items today is so simple, with a click of a button you can have your old clothes gone to a new home and some extra cash for yourself! Extending the lifespan of clothing items is a huge step forward in becoming more sustainable, making a big difference to the impact on the environment 🌍 Try this or one of our previous tips to lower your
  8. 🔧 R E P A I R 🔧 When things break today, it has become a habit of many to throw them out 🗑️ However, this has not always been the first choice. For generations, repairing broken items, even clothes, was the norm. Changing fashion trends has killed this creative action... But we can bring it back! ✂️🧣 Stitching a hole in a jumper can take 10 minutes (with a YouTube tutorial, probably even quicker!!), yet adds up to 2 years to the lifespan of the item. Saving your favourite sweater AND reducing your carbon footprint? Seems like a no brainer to me 🌟🌍 Also be on the look out for
  9. ♻️ R E C Y C L E ♻️ When you think of the word recycle, plastic bottles and aluminium cans by come to mind... But have you thought about recycling fashion? Following our previous tips, many people may be planning a few hours to declutter and REDUCE their wardrobe size this weekend - that' great! 🌟 We must make sure we do this is the best way possible. To prevent any more clothing items ending up in landfill, you can always recycle your gear👗 Why not help the less fortunate AND reduce your carbon footprint by donating your unwanted items to local charities? Or you could reach out
  10. 👗 R E W E A R 👕 ...YOUR OUTFITS Another way to make your fashion decisions more sustainable is by rewearing your outfits.... Who knew it was so easy to make a difference?? ⁉️ To other generations, rewearing outfits was the norm. However, as fast fashion is driven by changing trends, young people face more pressure to have the newest outfits, with many not daring to be caught in the same thing twice. This mindset is incredibly harmful on the environment, with the life span of clothing items decreasing at an alarming rate🚨 So why not be bold and rewear that outfit your friends hav
  11. ⬇️ R E D U C E ⬇️ YOUR CONSUMPTION 🛍️ Kicking off our 'how to make your fashion more sustainable' section, we have REDUCE. Reducing the amount of clothes you own and buy is a very effective way to decrease the impacts you have on the environment, ultimately decreasing the amount of clothes that may end up in a landfill. Do you find yourself always picking soemthing up when you pop into town? Or having a wardrobe that is busting at the edges, but only seem to wear the same 4 outfits? It could be time for you to reduce the amount of clothes you *think* you need! Try challenging
  12. For those who have been following our #sustainablefashion campaign over the last few weeks, you may now be considering trying to be more sustainable in your own fashion choices. Many think sustainability and fashionable simply cannot go together, but this week we are going to show you that sustainable is the new black 💅🌿 And it's super easy to achieve! Small changes if your everyday life can make a huge difference and help make your wardrobe more sustainable👜 Follow along as we take you on a journey to sustainability through the 5 R's of Fashion: REDUCE REWEAR RECYCLE REPAIR
  13. ⚡How can we minimise the damage?⚡ Reducing our emissions ultimately decreases the impact climate change has on our food supply. This can be done in many ways, on a global scale and individually within your own life ♻️ However, there are some things the agricultural industry can do specifically including: 1. Reducing food loss and waste 2. Agroforestry And 3. Restoring degraded farmlands
  14. So, how is Climate Change impacting our Food Supply? 💭 Climate change has a huge impact on our ability to produce nutritious, high quality food 🍇 These impacts differ across the world, ranging from severe storms and flooding to extreme heating and fires, ultimately damaging agricultural food production 🌍 These impacts will only worsen as time goes on, threatening global access to reliable food supply. What can we do to prevent this?
  15. The sustainable and reliable supply of food is globally reliant on a predictable climate and healthy ecosystems. Climate change has already had a huge impact on the supply of food resources across the world, with disruptions due to severe weather, droughts, fires, floods and more ⛈️ This is predicted to only increase, with accelerated disruptions expected throughout the supply chain. Solutions are needed to build more climate-resilient food systems that will protect our planet and people 🌄
  16. Source What is Green Tech? As our emissions increase rapidly and our planet is a risk of collapse, the need for sustainable solutions to fight climate change becomes crucial. It’s no secret that technology has adversely impacted the environment in many ways, but at the same time, it can offer solutions to make the world a little — or a lot — greener [1]. Short for “green technology” and often used interchangeably with the term cleantech, green tech is an umbrella term that refers to those companies, projects and technologies involved in improving environmental sustainability [2]
  17. Source What is Green Tech? As our emissions increase rapidly and our planet is a risk of collapse, the need for sustainable solutions to fight climate change becomes crucial. It’s no secret that technology has adversely impacted the environment in many ways, but at the same time, it can offer solutions to make the world a little — or a lot — greener [1]. Short for “green technology” and often used interchangeably with the term cleantech, green tech is an umbrella term that refers to those companies, projects and technologies involved in improving environmental sustainability [2]
  18. Plan plan plan Plan your meals Plan your food shop Plan your portions Use your freezer Q) Is something about to go off? A) Shove it in the freezer! Q) Are there lots of leftovers? A) Shove it in the freezer! Q) Did you cook too much? A) Shove it in the freezer! Eat the peels and skins Apples, pears, potatoes, carrots, courgettes, tomatoes - can you think of anymore? https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/food_waste_free
  19. "It takes 132 million tonnes of coal to produce 60 billion kilograms of textiles" (Textile World). If the fashion industry doesn’t change the way it currently operates, it is on track to increase its contribution to global emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. The Carbon Trust reports that clothing accounts for around 3% of globally produced carbon emissions. By 2030, on current trends, emissions from production are set to rise 60 per cent, reaching an estimated 2.8 billion tonnes of CO23. The use of freight transport by the fashion industry is set to triple by 2040.
  20. With the continually increasing textiles demand and population growth, the fashion industry’s carbon footprint will only continue to increase. The sector’s emissions are predicted to rise by more than 60% by 2030, if steps towards a sustainable fashion industry fails to happen now. Setting an industry-wide renewable energy target at 60% by 2030 would encourage a 39% reduction of emissions, this can be infiltrated within the fashion industry worldwide. Hard coal and natural gas are heavily relied on in the textiles industry to generate electricity and heat for processing. Dominant ma
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  22. Who knew clothes were so energy intensive? Yet, surely it's inevitable as one of the biggest industries worldwide? How exactly does fashion contribute towards a carbon footprint? As clothes are manufactured, they need to be transported globally to retailers and consumers; widespread transportation of clothes and textiles therefore leads to increased pollution. Top facts about the fashion industry's impact on the environment Only 1/4 of all waste textiles in the west are reclaimed, the remainder goes to landfill, where they contribute to methane emissions t
  23. It's a less known fact that wasting food is bad for the environment, particularly the climate. Food waste that ends up in landfills produces a large amount of methane – a more powerful greenhouse gas than even CO2. This methane contributes towards the excess amounts of greenhouse gases which traps heat in the atmosphere to increase the devastating impacts of change. According to OLIO, we waste about a third of all food  produced for human consumption. Food requires incredible amounts of fresh water, land and labour to produce, so when it is wasted - what was it all for? If it were a coun
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  25. Food: How does it relate to the climate crisis & why do we care? Introduction When you’re selecting groceries, ordering at a restaurant, or grabbing a coffee, do you think about your contribution to climate change? You will now! What we eat is inextricably linked to climate change by emissions from production, depletion of soil nutrients due to agriculture, transportation in modern food systems, packaging, waste, etc. Further complexity around food involves the feedback loop whereby food systems are both contributing to climate change and threatened by climate change. As cl
  26. The IPCC report suggests that food has a major impact in our planet through both production and consumption. “A global study (Stevanović et al., 2017) reported similar GHG reduction potentials for both production-side (agricultural production measures in combination with reduced deforestation) and consumption-side (diet change in combination with lower shares of food waste) measures on the order of 40% in 210011 (compared to a baseline scenario without land-based mitigation). Lower consumption of livestock products by 2050 could also substantially reduce deforestation and cumulative carb
  27. The United Nations has formed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 sustainable development goals represent an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The fashion Industry covers many of those 17 goals. SDG 1: No Poverty Workers are compelled to work extremely long hours in order to support themselves and their families. Employment conditions are rife, with temporary contracts, agency work and sub-contracting the norm. This reflects back to the Rana Plaza disaster when workers were left with minima
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