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  1. 44% of people in the UK own a pet. Whilst pets have many benefits, notably on our health and wellbeing, there is no denying that they have a detrimental impact on the environment. Author: Petteri Sulonen Mike Berners-Lee’s book, “How Bad Are Bananas?”, reveals the carbon footprints of almost everything, including our pets. Average-size cat – 310kg of CO2e per year Average-size dog – 770 kg of CO2e per year Large dog – 2,500kg of CO2e per year Goldfish – 25kg of CO2e per year The biggest contributor to these carbon emissions is pet food. Meat mak
  2. Green New Deal (GND) packages arose following the 2008 financial crash as a solution to address the imminent economic, social, and environmental challenges known as the “triple crisis”. The name refers to FDR’s New Deal policies of the 1930s, as numerous comparisons could be drawn with the economic and social difficulties faced during the Great Depression. This time round, reforms urgently needed an environmental focus. Uniting environmental and social justice, GNDs aim to lower fossil fuel dependency, safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems, reduce inequality and create green jobs. There
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